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Peter Jackson Fights Back

Posted: January 11th, 2007 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Peter Jackson Fights BackSubmit Comment
Officially from Wingnut, Peter Jackson posted a response to New Line CEO, Bob Shaye's, harsh comments about never working together again. While, there is no need to respond, Jackson felt he had to make it clear to everyone what the truth is, or at least the truth from his point of view. His message was not as personal as Shaye's, but clearly there will not be a resolution anytime soon. How this will affect the production of "The Hobbit," only time will tell.

View Shaye's comments here. Below is Jackson's response.

"Our issue with New Line Cinema has only ever been about their refusal to account for financial anomalies that surfaced from a partial audit of The Fellowship of the Ring. Contrary to recent comments made by Bob Shaye, we attempted to discuss the issues raised by the Fellowship audit with New Line for over a year but the studio was and continues to be completely uncooperative. This has compelled us to file a lawsuit to pursue our contractual rights under the law. Nobody likes taking legal action, but the studio left us with no alternative.

For over two years, New Line has denied us the ability to audit The Two Towers and The Return of the King, despite repeated requests. Film auditing is a common and straightforward practice within the industry and we don't understand why New Line Cinema has taken this position.

In light of these circumstances, I didn't think it was appropriate for me to be involved in New Line Cinema's 40th Anniversary video. I have never discussed this video with any of the cast of The Lord of the Rings. The issues that Bob Shaye has with the cast pre-date this law suit by many years.

Fundamentally, our legal action is about holding New Line to it's contractual obligations and promises. It is regrettable that Bob has chosen to make it personal. I have always had the highest respect and affection for Bob and other senior management at New Line and continue to do so.
"

Click here to read more about "The Hobbit."

Source: Wingnut


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