The Tolkien Trust


The Tolkien Trust

The Tolkien Trust is a British charity founded in 1977 [cite url| url=http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/registeredcharities/ShowCharity.asp?RegNo=273615
publisher=Charity Comission|title=The Tolkien Trust - Extract from the Central Register of Charities maintained by the Charity Commission for England and Wales
] that manages J. R. R. Tolkien's estatecite news|url=http://film.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,2255880,00.html|publisher = The Guardian|title= Tolkien heirs sue Lord of the Rings studio for $150m|date=2008-02-12|accessdate=2008-02-12|quote=the Tolkien Trust ... manages the writer's estate] . Currently, it is one of the supporters of the WWF in the United Kingdom [cite web|url=http://www.wwf.org.uk/annualreview/0607/supporters.asp|publisher=WWF-UK|title=WWF-UK Annual Review 2007-Supporters|accessdate=2008-02-12] .

On February 11, 2008, together with Tolkien's publisher HarperCollins, it filed a suit against New Line Cinema over the profits of the The Lord of the Rings film trilogy . This law suit may freeze the production of The Hobbit, a planned prequel for the trilogy [cite news| url=http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5ihcwC49Wj4qnTzZZ1hIYo6q7Xd8QD8UOD47G0|publisher=Associated Press / Google| author=Alex Veiga|title=Tolkien Estate Sues New Line Cinema|accessdate=2008-02-12|quote=Such an order would scuttle plans by New Line to make a two-film prequel based on "The Hobbit."] .

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