Re: To Hobbit or not To Hobbit?
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> What does Film I mean? Does this mean the firstof the Jackson films? The
> top income rate in the U.K. is 40% and hasn'tbeen 96% since at least the
> 1970's. Is this talking about the money paid toTolkien in 1968 when he sold
> the film rights to the books? According toeverything I've read before,
> Tolkien got about $250,000 and didn't get anyfuture percentages.
>By Film I I meant The Fellowship of the Ring, so the story
appeared at the end of '01 or early '02. The top tax rate
was indeed 96% in 1969, when JRRT sold the rights to UA,
and so it's correct in a way to assert he got either a)
$250,000 or b) $10,000. Both have been reported.
Anyway, six years ago the press, quoting someone from
HarperCollins, confirmed that there was a percentage deal
in the contract.