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Peter Jackson, “The Hobbit” button up behind-the-scenes deals with studios

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: A financial deal has been put into place that provides the investment MGM needed to put behind Peter Jackson’s planned adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit.” As part of the deal, Warner Bros. receives international theatrical rights to distribute the pictures when they come out in[...]

Decision on Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” could arrive next week

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Though production on “The Hobbit,” an adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s award-winning novel, remains mired in labor disputes and red ink, a positive break could be on the horizon. A spokesperson for Peter Jackson was quoted in the New Zealand Herald this morning and said a decision[...]

“Hobbit” close to greenlight, according to report

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Despite recent reports that labor unrest could delay an adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” even further, it now looks like the production will get a greenlight. Warner Bros., New Line Cinema, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer “appear to be close” to finalizing a deal with Peter Jackson to[...]