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Author Topic: Alan Dean Foster not getting novelization royaltie...  (Read 1339 times)

SiL
Nov 19, 2020, 11:03:31 PM
Reply #15 on: Nov 19, 2020, 11:03:31 PM
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One thing that puzzles me is why this is only just now coming to light - Disney acquired Lucasfilm in like 2012 and presumably hasn't been paying Foster ever since; have they been stonewalling him for 8 years and I guess now he's finally said "enough is enough" and is going public about it? If so, he's got a lot more patience than I do, I'd have gotten angry about it way before now.
In the press conference they said it took them a while to even track down who was currently publishing things, and then more time to find out who was issuing the licenses. That's when they said it was Disney, so they went to them, and then they wanted him to sign an NDA before negotiating.

So a lot of bullshit going on.


426Buddy
Nov 19, 2020, 11:39:13 PM
Reply #16 on: Nov 19, 2020, 11:39:13 PM
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I think I've had enough of disney, canceling disney+ and not going to give that monstrosity of a company any more of my money.

I'm sure Walt is spinning in his grave.



RSB
Nov 20, 2020, 05:02:07 AM
Reply #17 on: Nov 20, 2020, 05:02:07 AM
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Oh, come on.  It’s not as though The Mouse is made of money and has a virtual monopoly upon the industry... oh wait! Never mind.


St_Eddie
Nov 20, 2020, 05:04:03 AM
Reply #18 on: Nov 20, 2020, 05:04:03 AM
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Oh, come on.  It’s not as though The Mouse is made of money and has a virtual monopoly upon the industry... oh wait! Never mind.

It bears repeating.

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drsmuts
Nov 20, 2020, 07:51:46 AM
Reply #19 on: Nov 20, 2020, 07:51:46 AM
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That's disgusting. Hopefully a bit of fan pressure will put this right.



Rudiger
Nov 20, 2020, 10:27:53 AM
Reply #21 on: Nov 20, 2020, 10:27:53 AM
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I'm done with these assholes at Disney. Not a penny more from me.

ADF's novelisation was my first real introduction to the Alien universe, as I was way too young to go see the film at the cinema when it was first released in the UK.




Xenomrph
Nov 20, 2020, 09:39:10 PM
Reply #24 on: Nov 20, 2020, 09:39:10 PM
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I'm sure Walt is spinning in his grave.


Nah, Walt was pretty big into making endless piles of money.

Do you know anything regarding his struggle to be paid as an artist in his early years?
Nah, but I know about Disney snatching up everything they possibly can in order to make as much money as possible, and I'm not even talking in recent history.



426Buddy
Nov 20, 2020, 09:50:46 PM
Reply #25 on: Nov 20, 2020, 09:50:46 PM
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I'm sure Walt is spinning in his grave.


Nah, Walt was pretty big into making endless piles of money.

Do you know anything regarding his struggle to be paid as an artist in his early years?
Nah, but I know about Disney snatching up everything they possibly can in order to make as much money as possible, and I'm not even talking in recent history.



Oh, well Walt when through similar circumstances when he was just starting out. I suggest reading up on it, its pretty interesting. It's been awhile myself so the details are sorta hazy.


Huggs
Nov 21, 2020, 12:10:03 AM
Reply #26 on: Nov 21, 2020, 12:10:03 AM
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Perhaps one day they'll get bought out by walmart.





 

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