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‘Black Widow’ Scarlett Johansson Lawsuit: Actress’ Agent Slams Disney For “Direct Attack On Her Character” & Leaving Talent Out Of Streaming Profit Equation

‘Black Widow’ Scarlett Johansson Lawsuit: Actress’ Agent Slams Disney For “Direct Attack On Her Character” & Leaving Talent Out Of Streaming Profit Equation

7/30/2021 7:01:00 PM

Black WidowScarlett Johansson Lawsuit: Actress’ Agent Slams Disney For “Direct Attack On Her Character” & Leaving Talent Out Of Streaming Profit Equation

CAA Co-Chairman and Scarlett Johansson ’s agent Bryan Lourd just issued the following statement in response to Disney ’s harsh slam against the Black Widow actress in her breach of contac…

 movies, which have earned Disney and its shareholders billions. The company included her salary in their press statement in an attempt to weaponize her success as an artist and businesswoman, as if that were something she should be ashamed of.  Scarlett is extremely proud of the work that she, and all of the actors, writers, directors, producers, and the Marvel creative team have been a part of for well over a decade.

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 This suit was filed as a result of Disney’s decision to knowingly violate Scarlett’s contract. They have very deliberately moved the revenue stream and profits to the Disney+ side of the company, leaving artistic and financial partners out of their new equation.  That’s it, pure and simple.

 Disney’s direct attack on her character and all else they implied is beneath the company that many of us in the creative community have worked with successfully for decades. here) was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court yesterday, and is the first public slam by a Hollywood star against a studio that’s reaping money by crushing theatrical windows at the expense of talent in exchange for spiking its stock price for the sake of its newfound streaming service. Disney’s stock price in the wake of Disney+ has hit a 52-week high of $203.02; shares are now trading at $176.90 at the time of this report. The actress’ contract with Disney called for a wide theatrical release, much like other MCU movies. Reports have it that Johansson lost more than $50M in Disney’s dynamic window experiment which yielded a first weekend global PVOD and theatrical weekend for headtopics.com

Black Widow of $218M. Black Widow will be lucky to hit $350M WW at the box office, a low gross for an MCU title which typically churns out of late over a $1 billion. The National Association of Theatre Owners slammed Disney during the pic’s second weekend for moving PVOD money forward. All of this means in the end that 

Black Widowwill make less money in its total revenue life cycle. Universal’s F9, which has respected the theatrical window, looks to do double what Black Widow does at the WW box office.Johansson’s attorney, John Berlinski of Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP, said in a statement yesterday: “It’s no secret that Disney is releasing films like

Black Widow directly onto Disney+ to increase subscribers and thereby boost the company’s stock price – and that it’s hiding behind Covid-19 as a pretext to do so. But ignoring the contracts of the artists responsible for the success of its films in furtherance of this short-sighted strategy violates their rights and we look forward to proving as much in court. This will surely not be the last case where Hollywood talent stands up to Disney and makes it clear that, whatever the company may pretend, it has a legal obligation to honor its contracts.”

Those profiting off Black Widow the most per the lawsuit are Disney titans, CEO Bob Chapek and executive Chairman Bob Iger who reaped big money tied to the success of Disney+.“Disney’s financial disclosures make clear that the very Disney executives who orchestrated this strategy will personally benefit from their and Disney’s misconduct,” as it identifies Chapek’s equity grants “totaling 3.8 times his $2.5 million base salary” in 2021, with the “primary justification” for that award being the launch of direct-to-consumer services. The lawsuit also notes that Iger received the “overwhelming majority” of his $16.5 million compensation in the form of stock grants, with the company’s annual report citing the growth of Disney+. headtopics.com

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Johansson has had starring credits in seven MCU movies which have amassed $10.3 billion at the global box office. Separately she had a voiceover for Disney in their live-action version ofThe Jungle Book which grossed $966.6M WW, and their Searchlight acquired Oscar-winning title 

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Disney has said she will be getting money from Disney+ and comparing Black Widow to F9 is not fair as they got a Chinese release and Black Widow is still waiting for a date. If they get a release it will push the B\\O over a half billion and Scarlett will get more millions. My respect for Scarlett johansson has increased 👏👏👏 Disney should learn respect talent. Warner bros paid everyone extra money 💰so why not Disney

Consider now that a nail on the coffin for the character, now, always and forever! hay un olor a trailer en el ambiente que ni cuento

Scarlett Johansson sues Disney, claims 'Black Widow' streaming cut into box office profitsThe actress, whose pay was tied to theatrical ticket sales, claims she was misled about the Marvel blockbuster's simultaneous release on Disney +. Wish we had her problems $$$! There’s more to life! isn’t she making millions… girl there are people in poverty

Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney Over ‘Black Widow’ Streaming Release Scarlett Johansson , star of Marvel Entertainment’s 2021 movie ‘ Black Widow ,’ has filed suit against Walt Disney Co. over the decision to release the movie on Disney + at the same time as in theaters. Yessss get them As she should😌 I’m kinda amazed people are acting like Disney’s a down on their luck good guy. I have no pathos for Ms. Johansson, but I have even less for Disney if this is true. They are an enormous company and intentionally shorting the talent is an abuse.

Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney For Releasing ‘Black Widow’ On Streaming ServiceThe ‘ Black Widow ’ star claims Disney breached her contract by releasing the movie on Disney + the same day it premiered in theaters, hurting its box-office revenue, which was the basis for bonuses for the actress. She can’t do that She's got no chance, crap actress anyone. She'd be no one if it wasn't for the role, which btw she's totally wrong for She may win the case or settle. But that will be the end of her career

Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney For Releasing ‘Black Widow’ On Streaming ServiceThe ‘ Black Widow ’ star claims Disney breached her contract by releasing the movie on Disney + the same day it premiered in theaters, hurting its box-office revenue, which was the basis for bonuses for the actress. good Not even giving previews of headlines anymore?

Scarlett Johansson Files Lawsuit Against Disney Over ‘Black Widow’ ReleaseIn a dramatic turn with implications for major Hollywood studios, Scarlett Johansson filed a lawsuit against the Walt Disney Co. on Thursday alleging that her contract was breached when Black Widow … Scarlett please just she should sue for not making that solo movie before the character died

Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney For Releasing ‘Black Widow’ On Streaming ServiceThe ‘ Black Widow ’ star claims Disney breached her contract by releasing the movie on Disney + the same day it premiered in theaters, hurting its box-office revenue, which was the basis for bonuses for the actress. I AM DESPERATELY BEGGING FOR HELP AT THIS POINT!!!! I am a single father of a disabled toddler, We are about to lose what little we do have we need to get caught up on expenses and replace our car ASAP God Bless you all!!! This was a matter of when not if Johnasson sued them. Honestly, would have done the same thing. Interesting to see how Disney reacts. Honey the movie wasn’t even that good