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Ingwar
May 04, 2021, 05:03:52 PM
Reply #25665 on: May 04, 2021, 05:03:52 PM
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Legendary Author Neil Gaiman Joins #DisneyMustPay Battle

In the world of sci-fi and fantasy novels, Neil Gaiman is a legend. The author of books like “American Gods”, “Anansi Boys”, “Fragile Things”, and “Stardust” has legions of fans. Now, he has joined the #DisneyMustPay royalty battle begun by Star Wars author, Alan Dean Foster, in November 2020.

Per BookRiot, the fight to receive royalties for years of book sales is beginning to heat up, with numerous well-known authors forming a task force to attempt to take legal action against The Walt Disney Company, with the aid of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America organization:

…about a dozen authors know they have been denied royalties going back years–but likely others are affected that aren’t aware of what they’re owed. Now, Alan Dean Foster and other authors, including Neil Gaiman, Tess Gerritsen, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Chuck Wendig, have put together a #DisneyMustPay Task Force to fight to have all these authors get paid for their work.

While these authors signed contracts that assured them royalties as long as their books were being published, when Disney was contacted by the SFWA, they claimed they have “purchased the rights but not the obligations of the contract.” Disney is claiming that they can continue to profit off the intellectual property of these authors without giving royalties.


The authors involved in this situation write for some of Disney’s more recently acquired IPs, such as Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Alien, and SpiderMan. Marvel Studios (Spider-Man) was purchased by Disney in 2009, Lucasfilm (Star Wars and Indiana Jones) was sold to Disney by George Lucas in 2012, and Disney acquired 20th Century Fox (Alien) — now 20th Century Studios — in 2019.

It is worth noting that Foster recently confirmed on his personal blog that he is close to reaching a resolution with Disney. In his original November 2020 letter via the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), however, he shared these details about his own situation, which is seemingly similar to what other authors are facing now:

When you [Disney] purchased Lucasfilm you acquired the rights to some books I wrote.  STAR WARS, the novelization of the very first film.  SPLINTER OF THE MIND’S EYE, the first sequel novel.  You owe me royalties on these books.  You stopped paying them.

When you purchased 20th Century Fox [now 20th Century Studios], you eventually acquired the rights to other books I had written.  The novelizations of ALIEN, ALIENS, and ALIEN 3.  You’ve never paid royalties on any of these, or even issued royalty statements for them.

https://insidethemagic.net/2021/05/disney-must-pay-royalties-rwb1/



ace3g
May 11, 2021, 02:56:06 PM
Reply #25667 on: May 11, 2021, 02:56:06 PM
Ewan McGregor interview








Immortan Jonesy
May 24, 2021, 09:01:54 PM
Reply #25673 on: May 24, 2021, 09:01:54 PM



Yup, another of my "I didn't know"s :laugh:  but this time I didn't know that hypersleep existed in Star Wars 👀




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SM
May 25, 2021, 12:51:42 AM
Reply #25674 on: May 25, 2021, 12:51:42 AM



Yup, another of my "I didn't know"s :laugh:  but this time I didn't know that hypersleep existed in Star Wars 👀




Been watching a few fan made CG Star Wars space battle videos recently.  Visually brilliant - but some really need to work on the voice acting.

And why would you need hypersleep in Star Wars?


Immortan Jonesy
May 25, 2021, 01:13:09 AM
Reply #25675 on: May 25, 2021, 01:13:09 AM



Yup, another of my "I didn't know"s :laugh:  but this time I didn't know that hypersleep existed in Star Wars 👀




Been watching a few fan made CG Star Wars space battle videos recently.  Visually brilliant - but some really need to work on the voice acting.

And why would you need hypersleep in Star Wars?

Well if they don't have friends with acting skills, maybe they should have hired someone to do voice acting. But these are movies made by fans who sometimes don't have the budget.

On the hypersleep thing, the video talks about the times before the invention of the hyperdrive or civilizations that have not been able to create their own but are trying to colonize space.

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SM
May 25, 2021, 01:22:35 AM
Reply #25676 on: May 25, 2021, 01:22:35 AM
Fair enough.  Don't think I've read any EU stuff that predates hyperspace.

As for voice acting - acting is always an issue in fan flicks.  I think in these sorts of the short CG battle films - just don't worry about it.  Let the visuals, sound and music tell the story.


Local Trouble
May 25, 2021, 02:10:55 AM
Reply #25677 on: May 25, 2021, 02:10:55 AM
The Imperials should only have crisp English accents, like the ancient Romans did.


Immortan Jonesy
May 25, 2021, 02:59:46 AM
Reply #25678 on: May 25, 2021, 02:59:46 AM
It's funny how always the Empire (even SWTOR's non-canon Sith Empire) officers speak with a British accent.  :laugh:

Fair enough.  Don't think I've read any EU stuff that predates hyperspace.

As for voice acting - acting is always an issue in fan flicks.  I think in these sorts of the short CG battle films - just don't worry about it.  Let the visuals, sound and music tell the story.

I think the Rakata of the old EU were pioneers in hyperspace travel. Yes, the same ones from Kotor:laugh: But the concept of hypersleep sounds so impractical in Star Wars. I mean, imagine you've built an empire in the galactic capital. Then you send your armada to conquer the distant parts of the galaxy aboard hypersleep ships. It takes thousands of years to travel back and forth, and when they return to the capital there is no longer an empire!

Dude 1: Where is my empire ?!  :'(

Dude 2: Eh we invented hyperdrive 1000 years ago and conquered this planet. Sorry not sorry.  :-X


As for voice acting ~ yeah, the sound and the action should be enough. I wonder if Trekies shorts are better with voice acting. 🤔



WIZARDSxNEVERxDIE
May 25, 2021, 04:09:53 AM
Reply #25679 on: May 25, 2021, 04:09:53 AM
5 and 6 are my favourite Star Wars, I wish I owned them on physical media. I only have 1 (Phantom Menace) on VHS.

I like The Mandalorian as well, but I am really far behind on it. Its the best space western since Firefly.... or maybe those are the only 2 good modern 'space westerns'.


 

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