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J.K. Rowling Announces Relaxed Licensing for Virtual Learning During COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar 20, 2020

Posted by: Kim McChesney

BigNews, Books, Education, J.K. Rowling,, Legal, News

How often has the Harry Potter series been Lumos in the darkness for millions of its fans? Today its creator brought the magic once again on a global scale, just when the world needed it most. J.K. Rowling reemerged on Twitter today to announce a new initiative from the Wizarding World franchise allowing teachers to …read more!

Muggle lawmaker quotes Harry Potter during impeachment trial

Feb 06, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Fandom, Legal, Misc, News

Priori Incantato would clear up so much. In magical law enforcement, the spell “Priori Incantato” reveals the last spell cast by a wand. Amos Diggory used it at the Quidditch World Cup Final to ascertain that Harry’s wand had indeed been used to conjure the Dark Mark that had appeared in the sky over the …read more!

Accio irony: Warner Bros. new streaming service can’t show the Harry Potter films

Jan 18, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Films, Legal, Movies, News, Warner Bros.

Remember when Pottermore couldn’t post anything related to the films until they struck a deal with Warner Bros., and then it was still so complicated that they ended up ditching Pottermore and creating a new website, Wizarding World?  Remember the distinction between unofficial and official Harry Potter products, such as the Unofficial Harry Potter Knits …read more!

J.K. Rowling helps pen love letter to EU

Oct 03, 2019

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, J.K. Rowling, Legal

If you follow Muggle politics, you are aware that the United Kingdom is planning to leave the EU on 31 October, 2019, a process colloquially referred to as Brexit.  The divorce proceedings have not gone smoothly, to put it mildly.  The country is divided both on whether or not to leave the EU and on …read more!

EXCLUSIVE: Official Statement On ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Signage Rumors

Sep 05, 2019

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Exclusives, Fandom, Fans, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Legal, News, Rumor

After a change in signage after months of subtly changing the logo for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, news broke today that Warner Bros. had reportedly bought the rights to Cursed Child, or at the very least, the name. We’re here to attempt to clear up a few things with some inside information, and a statement from a …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Emma Watson Launches Workplace Harassment Helpline, Maggie Smith in New Downton Abbey Images and More!

Aug 11, 2019

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Casting, Fantastic Beasts Round-Up, Film Images, Films, Gleeson, Harry Potter Round-Up, Isaacs, Legal, Misc, Movies, Music, Oldman, Pattinson, Radcliffe, Round-Up, Smith, Staunton, Sudol, Television Programmes, Tennant, Trailers, Watson

This has been one of the most magical weeks of the year at Leaky! We went to Dallas, Texas for the first of three 2019 Leakycons and saw Harry Potter cast, heard spellbinding Wizard Wrock, experienced amazing panels and cosplay and oh the Potter merch! And we announced that Leakycon 2020 will be returning to Orlando next …read more!

New website “Wizarding World” is live!

May 16, 2019

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Interactive, Legal, News, Pottermore, Warner Bros.

Leaky just announced days ago that Pottermore and Warner Bros. were forming a new joint venture in the form of a new website and experiences that would combine material from the books and movies.  Since Pottermore is associated with the books, and Warner Bros. is the rights holder for the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts …read more!

Warnermore? Potter Bros.? Warner Bros. and Pottermore Form New Magical Creature In Joint Wizarding World Venture

May 13, 2019

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Legal, News, Pottermore, Publishers, Warner Bros.

Ok, so the real name is Wizarding World Digital, not Warnermore or Blast-Ended Skrewt.  It sounds a wee bit ironic given that Muggle technology doesn’t work at Hogwarts, according to Hermione, who read about it in Hogwarts: A History because of course she did.  But this is different; it’s about intellectual property rights rather than “ecklectricity”, …read more!

J.K. Rowling Addresses Grindelwald Casting Concerns

Dec 07, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Casting, Depp, Directors, Fandom, Fantastic Beasts Movie, HP Cast, J.K. Rowling, Legal, Movies, News, Opinion, Warner Bros., Yates

J.K. Rowling has given her statement addressing growing concerns around the casting of Johnny Depp as Grindelwald, after he was accused by Amber Heard of domestic abuse in a complex legal case last year, ending in their divorce and a joint statement. Debates have addressed the allegations against him, the public nature of the case and …read more!

Warner Bros. Approves Unofficial Fan-Made Film ‘Origins of The Heir’

Jun 02, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Fans, Films, Legal, Movies, News, Potter News, Trailers, Warner Bros.

A recently released trailer for an unofficial fan-made ‘prequel’ to the Potter stories has spread like wildfire across social media, gaining millions of views over the past week. The makers of Origins of The Heir – which will tell the story of Tom Marvolo Riddle (AKA Lord Voldemort) – have been in talks with Warner Bros to ensure …read more!

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