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21st Century Fox Pursuing Sale of ‘Most of the Company’ to Walt Disney

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On 14/12/2017 at 5:47 PM, BloodBoal said:

 

Dangerous talk.

 

Resistance is futile. You must join with It, Richard. You must join with The Mouse. It would be wise, my friend. 

 

Do you want a vision of the future, BB?

Imagine Disney controlling everything you see, hear, and read...forever!

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Fuckin' nerds on Facebook. All they care about is their stupid X-Men and Fantastic 4 being in the same universe as the friggin Avengers. None of them seem to give a shit about what impact this potentially has on film and the industry as a whole. I swear, comic book films have ruined cinema and utterly destroyed nerddom's appreciation of it as an artform.

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Not quite.

 

20th Century Fox is still the name of the film studio. The logo received a glossy new update in 2009, but nothing dramatically different.

 

However, 21st Century Fox is the new name for News Corporation (the parent company of 20th Century Fox) after Murdoch decided to rebrand. Might have been a company restructuring, I'm fuzzy on the details, you'll have to look it up.

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48 minutes ago, Bilbo said:

Surely Disney doing this is a breach of monopoly rules? 

 

Fuck off to the first person to make a reference to the board game.

 

What's the monopoly? There are lots of entertainment companies.

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12 hours ago, crumbs said:

I wonder what this will mean for labels getting soundtrack expansions for existing Fox films. Good? Bad?

 

Fox is one of the easiest labels to work with.  When news of the sale became a pretty much guaranteed thing earlier this year, all the labels prioritized anything left remaining at Fox they wanted over all other projects.  There is about an 18 month window during which business as usual happens between them and Fox before Disney takes over that aspect of the business and they have to go through different channels to license stuff.

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17 minutes ago, crumbs said:

Isn't Minority Report Fox/Dreamworks?

 

Yea, it shouldn't be too hard to license that one out right now

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It was technically co-produced by Fox, Dreamworks, Cruise/Wagner and Amblin, but it's really an Amblin movie through and through.  Fox distributed it in the US and it was distributed by Dreamworks directly internationally.

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Yes, the specialty labels would have to get a license from Fox for the music that wasn't on the OT, and from Dreamworks for the music that was.  It shouldn't be an issue for any label willing to pay for it.

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Great to hear Jay. Considering A.I. was released the year before Minority Report, and was expanded over 3 years ago now, hopefully this is on LLL's agenda for the near future.

 

I'd be surprised if they wait until 2022 for the 20th Anniversary, purely in case licensing Fox scores become too difficult under Disney's ownership. I guess ultimately it's up to JW's camp though 🤷‍♂️

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