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Tolkien trustees start lawsuit over lack of film cash

August 7, 2009 at 10:57 am by xoanon  - 

A LEGAL battle is under way between the Oxfordshire family of JRR Tolkien and the Hollywood giant behind the new Hobbit film, it emerged last night. The heirs of the Tolkien estate, including the author’s daughter Priscilla Tolkien, 80, who lives in Wolvercote, claimed they have not been paid “even one cent” of the millions of pounds owed to them from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. It is believed the three films generated almost $3bn in box office receipts and another $3bn in DVDs and merchandise sales. More..

Posted in Studios, Tolkien, Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Family on August 7, 2009 by

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