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The LOTR Movie Site

March 13, 2000

ShoWest Teaser Footage Release Possible
Matthew Bass

Rodrigo, webmaster of Ringzone, dropped me a line today with information on whether or not some of the footage seen at ShoWest will be made available to the online world. Rodrigo e-mailed Gordon Paddison and New Line.

Gordon says that he must first ask Peter Jackson for permission, then the footage must be re-edited with new music in order to prevent copyright problems. Music used on the film at ShoWest is not cleared for broadcast.

"But never fear!" Gordon says, "The second I saw the first clips of the reel, I started pleading with everyone at New Line to allow me to put it online."

For an excellent and fascinating review of the footage seen at ShoWest, visit the review by Harry Knowles at Ain't It Cool News by clicking here.