Licensing

From Tolkien Gateway
Licensees infographic by Tim Bolton (2022)

This is the timeline of the history of the adaptations, in copyright level, generally, of works of J.R.R. Tolkien, and specifically, of two of his books, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings:

History[edit]

See also[edit]

References

  1. Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology
  2. Todd Jensen, "The Zimmerman Film Treatment of The Lord of the Rings", Beyond Bree, December 1995
  3. Rayner Unwin, George Allen & Unwin: A Remembrancer (1999), p. 109
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 "Middle-earth Timeline", Middle-earth Enterprises (accessed 6 August 2022)
  5. "Tolkien Rights and the Amazon Television Deal – some insight" dated 15 November 2017, TheOneRing.net (accessed 24 October 2022)
  6. "M-G-M IS REPORTED PURCHASING UNITED ARTISTS FOR $350 MILLION", The New York Times (accessed 3 October 2022)
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Firms out of Business", Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas (accessed 7 August 2022)
  8. "It's Official - New Line Cinema is Dead!", FIRSTSHOWING.NET (accessed 28 February 2008)
  9. "Lord of the Rings License Leaves EA, Journeys Back To WB", Kotaku (accessed 3 October 2022)
  10. "Turbine purchased by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment" dated 20 April 2010, Engadget (accessed 26 November 2022)
  11. "Amazon Sets ‘The Lord of the Rings’ TV Series In Mega Deal With Multi-Season Commitment" dated 13 November 2017, Deadline (accessed 7 August 2022)
  12. Jennifer Maas, "Amazon Closes $8.5 Billion Acquisition of MGM" dated 17 May 2023, Variety (accessed 6 August 2022)
  13. "EMBRACER GROUP ENTERS INTO AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE IP RIGHTS TO THE LORD OF THE RINGS AND THE HOBBIT LITERARY WORKS BY J.R.R TOLKIEN" dated 18 August 2022, https://embracer.com (accessed 18 August 2022)