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Dis to pay Wolf 'Rabbit' royalties

29 June 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Walt Disney Co. must pay Roger Rabbit creator Gary Wolf at least $180,000 in underreported royalties, but the company prevailed on the larger issue of whether gross receipts must include the value of promotional deals. The 15-week jury trial in Los Angeles Superior Court could leave Wolf with as much as $400,000 in damages but not the $8 million he had sought by claiming that his 5% royalty extended to the noncash value of promotional tie-ins with McDonald's and other outlets. The case was closely watched in the entertainment industry because it could have profoundly altered the traditional notion that noncash promotional deals do not count toward gross receipts. »

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Roger Rabbit animated in court

22 March 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Attorneys for Roger Rabbit creator Gary Wolf told a jury Monday that Walt Disney Co. owed him $7 million for unpaid royalties. Disney's attorneys not only disputed the claim but said Wolf actually owed Disney between $500,000-$1 million because of an accounting error discovered in preparing for the lawsuit. The trial before Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David Minning got under way with opening statements from Wolf's attorney J. Larson Jaenicke. "This case is about self-serving, catch-me-if-you-can Hollywood accounting by the defendant," Jaenicke said. "For 10 years, (Wolf) has tried to resolve his differences with this company, and he finally decided he had no choice. If he was going to get paid fairly, he had to file the lawsuit." »

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Jury toons up for 'Roger,' Disney trial

16 March 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The trial got under way Tuesday in a case that pits Roger Rabbit creator Gary Wolf against the Walt Disney Co. over royalties, accounting and the definition of gross receipts. Wolf claims the 5% royalty he collected on revenue from movies, merchandise and other goods should extend to the estimated value of promotional tie-ins with McDonalds, Burger King and others -- even though Disney was not paid in the process. As jury selection started in Los Angeles Superior Court, Wolf hoped to prove that gross receipts, as defined in his 1983 license agreement, should apply to cash and "all other considerations," according to the plaintiffs. The case could have profound impact on Hollywood by upsetting the traditional notion that such noncash promotional deals do not count toward gross receipts. »

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