The Tolkien Trust

The Tolkien Trust is a British charity founded in 1977 that manages J. R. R. Tolkien's estate (the Tolkien Estate). Currently, it is one of the supporters of the WWF in the United Kingdom.

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. On September 8, 2009, a settlement between the Trust and New Line was announced, clearing a potential obstacle to the making of a new movie based on The Hobbit.

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