20707RE: [mythsoc] Suit vs. the Hobbit
- Jul 29, 2009Doug Kane <dougkane@...> wrote:
>Moreover, it is inaccurate to say that New Line ownsThat's been my understanding, so I was a little puzzled to see the article at Salon <http://www.salon.com/ent/movies/btm/?last_story=/ent/movies/btm/feature/2009/07/28/hobbit/> calling him "one-time rights-holder Saul Zaentz." But the article at Variety that it linked to <http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117928289.html?categoryid=13&cs=1> says nothing about Zaentz having sold the rights, and indeed makes more sense if New Line is his licensee, as I thought in the first place.
>the rights; they simply own an option licensed from Saul Zaentz.
You know, I got interested in Tolkien because I wanted to see Bilbo go fight Wild Were-Worms in the East of East. Keeping track of which Hollywood moguls own which rights to what property is nowhere near as interesting as some seem to think.
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