oh, you'll learn a lot if you spend any amount of time on here. Unfortunately, right now we seem to be in a lull. But I expect things to pick up soon with script finalization, casting announcements, the whole Tolkien court case deal in October, etc. So keep an eye out this fall, and things should be happening.
If you're at all interested in the Narnia films too, there's a great website, www.narniaweb.com
where you can get a lot of info. Things are really picking up on Voyage of the Dawn Treader, since they are now actually filming. There are a lot of pics and news bits coming in almost every day.
Great to have you! I can't wait for you to join in!