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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. is a motion picture company.

MGM, through its subsidiary United Artists, owns the distribution rights (but not the production rights) to screen adaptations of The Hobbit. The company's precarious financial situation caused delays to The Hobbit (film series), which it was under contract to co-finance, as well as the departure of its initially planned director Guillermo del Toro from the project.[1]


  1. Source says the MGM situation of ‘great importance’ to two potential ‘Hobbit’ films. Updated 2010-03-27. Retrieved 2010-08-14.

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