Frank Darabont sues AMC over Walking Dead

Frank Darabont verklagt AMC, weil die ihn wohl um ein paar Millionen Dollar für seine Arbeit an The Walking Dead beschissen haben. Es ist eine bekannte Strategie von Filmstudios, ihre Produktionen über ausgelagerte Firmennetzwerke in die roten Zahlen zu rechnen und so die beim Film beschäftigten Leute mit Beteiligungen am Umsatz um ihren Lohn zu bringen, das berühmteste Beispiel ist wohl Harry Potter und der Orden des Phönix, der trotz Millarden-Umsatz angeblich mit über 150 Millionen Dollar in den roten Zahlen sein soll. Ich wünsche Herrn Darabont viel Erfolg!

The suit, filed Tuesday in New York state court and obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, hints that a standoff over Darabont’s profit participation, which has been brewing since February 2011, might in part explain his abrupt dismissal in July of that year, only weeks into production of Walking Dead's second season and two days after he had appeared at Comic-Con to promote the show. AMC never explained the firing publicly or, according to the suit, to Darabont himself. […]

The suit says that as of September 2012, two years after its premiere, AMC — which both produces and airs Walking Dead — claimed the show was running a deficit of $49 million. An alleged sweetheart deal between the network and its production arm “is clearly designed to ensure that [Darabont and CAA] never see that first dollar,” the complaint alleges.

Fired 'Walking Dead' Creator Frank Darabont Sues AMC for Profits