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Michael Putlack
Expert Film Handler

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From: Fort Collins, Colorado
Registered: Sep 2011

 - posted 01-02-2014 08:31 PM      Profile for Michael Putlack   Author's Homepage   Email Michael Putlack   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
So, Peter S Beagle is coming into town and doing some Q&As after some screenings we're having of The Last Unicorn. Since he wrote the screenplay for the animated The Lord of the Rings movie too, we're trying to book a screening of that as well.

I've tried WB and they no longer have the rights to it. Does anyone out there know who might?


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Christian Appelt
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From: Frankfurt, Germany
Registered: Dec 2001

 - posted 01-04-2014 08:48 AM      Profile for Christian Appelt   Email Christian Appelt   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The animated version was produced by The Saul Zaentz Company. They have a licensing division (formerly Tolkien Enterprises)

Director of Licensing
2600 Tenth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
fax. 510.486.2119

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Mark Ogden
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You may not get an answer right away as the producer of this movie, Saul Zaentz, passed away just last night.

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Leo Enticknap
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Given that the film was produced in the UK, it might be worth contacting the BFI Archive's Viewing Service if Middle Earth Enterprises is unable to help. If they have a print that they let out for screenings, the chances are that they'll know who the current rights owner (or authorised sub-licensee for the US) is. Could be a tricky one to track down, as it was an independent production that was then distributed by the majors.

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Jarod Reddig
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I just watched this last night on DVD.

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