Welcome to Middle-earth Enterprises formerly known as Tolkien Enterprises,
a division of The Saul Zaentz Company, headquartered in Berkeley, California.
Middle-earth Enterprises owns exclusive worldwide rights to motion picture, merchandising, stage and other rights in certain literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien including The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
We have produced and licensed films, stage productions and merchandise based on these Tolkien works for more than forty five years. Inspired by a deep appreciation for the fictional world created by J.R.R. Tolkien, Middle-earth Enterprises is dedicated to working with businesses providing quality products in accordance with best green business and sustainability practices including fair trade, equality in the workplace, and a commitment to protect our earth, its wondrous beauty and the viability of every living creature.
If you are interested in a licensing opportunity, please carefully read the guidelines listed under Licensing Guidelines. If you believe your business or concept fits our guidelines, you may submit an inquiry to the appropriate rights holder(s) listed under Licensing Contacts.
If you are interested in licensed products based upon The Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit, you'll find a selection listed under Current Licensees.