Tolkien Trust v. New Line Cinema Corp.
J.R.R. Tolkien’s Trust Sues New Line CinemaOver ‘Lord of the Rings’ ProfitsFebruary 11, 2008
The trust that manages the estate of J.R.R. Tolkein’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and intellectual property sued New Line Cinema, the Hollywood studio that obtained the rights to produce films based upon his works.
The trust slams New Line, alleging that it’s been “engag[ing] in the infamous practice of ‘Hollywood accounting’ by using various ‘bookkeeping’ devices to delay paying Tolkien’s trust.