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23 Major Directors Write Letter of Petition Against Premium VOD

From TMP:

With DirectTV soon to launch a new VOD service called Home Premium (a service that would allow subscribers to view movies a mere 2 months after hitting theaters), 23 high-profile directors, including James Cameron, Peter Jackson, and Michael Bay have banded together. They've written an open letter denouncing the service, and presenting a call to arms for all the creative community.

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Christopher2051d ago (Edited 2051d ago )

You know, I wonder if the OnDemand route isn't another way for the big companies to avoid paying certain money to others. Directors could get paid on top of their usual fee based on box office sales with a much lower per sale on OnDeman sales.

I totally overlooked this aspect of what this means. Could be very similar to what writers were going through a few years ago and how many companies were abusing their work for online purposes without paying them the typical value of said work.

You have to admit, though, that's a very strong list of names.

darklordzor2048d ago

Yep, that was my feeling, that is a very powerful list of names. I can see both sides of this argument, but I have to side with the Director's on this. It's not just about the money, it's about viewing a film in the way the filmmakers intend it to be seen. There are some movies that just HAVE to be seen on the big screen, and it's a format that they're made for. It would suck to take that totally out of the equation.

alycakes2045d ago

I agree with you on that one. It's not fair to them or to the movie goers. Sometimes even when it is about the bottom line (money) it still affects us and the movie goers have rights too.