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Official The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Twitter

Official Tweeting has Begun! You’ll be hearing more than just the tweets of the thrush or the cawing of Roac! Warner Brothers has created an official Twitter account for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. If you like your Hobbit film news fast, furious and under 160 characters, be sure to check it out on Twitter at TheHobbitMovie! While this account ...

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Ian McKellen Heads, "The Academy"

The Academy stars Sir Ian McKellen, as his fictitious brother Murray, who heads the struggling Clapham Academy of Creative Arts. The Academy is a mockumentary, from producer/director Peter Hinton,that portrays the behind the scenes activities and events in a “typical” British drama school. McKellen has been greatly involved with the development of the series which includes the talents of Jonathan ...

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Leadership Lessons From Aragorn

What is Leadership?   Successful leaders are committed to “creating a world to which people want to belong”. Successful leadership involves managing relationships and communicating within a team to move towards a specific goal. Leadership is the ability to: “express a vision, influence others to achieve results, encourage team cooperation, and be an example.” – Forio.com Aragorn was describes as, ...

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The Tolkien Years of the Brothers Hildebrandt

The 1970’s would discover the art of The Brothers Hildebrandt through their amazing depictions of the world of Tolkien in the calendars that inspired the imagination of the fantasy world and artists alike. “The real spark came from the calendars, which showed me that it could be illustrated (The Lord of the Rings). I went through the Hildebrandt calendar, doing ...

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Sean Astin Has "Cabin Fever"

Sean Astin, (Lord of the Rings), is set to star in “Cabin Fever: Patient Zero”, a movie from director Kaare Andrews. Shooting for the “reboot”, from the Eli Roth 2002 horror, will begin in August and will also star Brando Eaton, and Ben Hollingsworth. Producer, Evan Astrowsky, is pleased to have Sean in the movie highlighting his talent and “fanboy ...

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"The Hobbit" Illustrated by Maurice Sendak?

In an article in the LA Times, Author Tony DiTerlizzi writes about a very interesting proposal: Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are, could have done some artwork for The Hobbit. We all know that some of the early illustrations from the books were drawn by the Professor himself, but there was a chance back in ...

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Peter Jackson Responds to Complaints Made Regarding "The Hobbit" Footage

Earlier this week at CinemaCon, Peter Jackson revealed a 10 min montage of the upcoming movie The Hobbit, putting the new technology he is using to shoot the movie on display. The reaction has been largely negative, but that won’t stop Peter Jackson from utilizing it. In an interview with EW.com, Jackson supports his use of the technology and hopes ...

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to Publish Movie Tie-in Books of "The Hobbit"

Announced today, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has acquired the official US publishing rights from Harper Collins UK to publish the official tie-in books to the upcoming “The Hobbit” movies. Warner Bros. Consumer Products, the owners of the movie rights to The Hobbit, allowed the Boston based publisher the rights through a licensing agreement to continue to publish the works of JRR ...

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