Victor, you said in an earlier post "He (Glen) has not received any credit on the NBCU backdoor pilot, nor was he given any options." My question is, HOW DO YOU KNOW?
- Because Shapeshifter
tells me every time I see him about it. He also did nothing to contribute to the filming/writing/production of the backdoor pilot because he was NEVER OFFERED TO DO ANYTHING
. He wasn't even given a script to give his notes! How dare you continue to question my credibility. You can't give someone an executive producer
credit if they didn't DO ANYTHING because they had nothing TO READ to DO ANYTHING IN THE FIRST PLACE.
In name only, yeah IF YOU GET PAID FOR IT. He's not
being paid and he was never asked
to contribute, he was given an ultimatum. They told him you either give us the feature film rights and drop your deal with TWC or we COMPETE with you. You and others refuse to believe this, even though I have consistantly
restated this situation time and time again. If Glen was mistaken about his credit rights, his lawyers wouldn't have been granted a cease and decist order in the first place.
It is possible they could come to some sort of settlement out of court before the show airs but at this point in time there are no plans to do so, he's furious.
The show has not AIRED yet. It was my understanding, based on talking to people who are actually working on the show, that he will receive co-creator credit, and executive producer credit. Why do you made a statement like the one above? You're reacting to something that HASN'T HAPPENED YET.
- The fact the show has not AIRED yet makes no difference, your understanding is WRONG and the people you're speaking to actually working on the show do not have a clue as to the legal parameters of the Larson contractual agreements
. I make a statement like the one above because it is FACT and it WILL BE addressed in court early in 2008 whether you or anyone else believes me or not.
Let me ask you a question, how do YOU KNOW? Because someone told you? Have you spoken to the production house constructing the on screen credits? What proof do you have other then word of mouth
that he's receiving these credits when the show does air? How would you be in a position
to discuss who gets credit and who does not? Is security so lapse around there that just anyone can blab about the details of the backdoor pilot and not get in trouble for it? Oh that's right...you've read the script, you must be really high up on the totem pole there.
If that's his basis for the dispute, it's going to blow up in his face
- What is going to blow up in NBCU's face is the fact they willing ignored
the cease and decist order and it's going to blow up in YOUR FACE when you find out that everything I have said over this matter is fact, even if at the moment there isn't substantial proof other then word of mouth to back it up.
I have been patient with you, I've even made agreements with you in order to avoid conflict on the boards. Hell I've even made agreements with the rest of the board to try and avoid conflict by saying I will stick to the feature film updates and take less of a hands on approach with other matters and while I do not agree with the ,"We love everything Knight Rider" approach, I can respect it.
When it comes to you, you're a pawn in a bigger man's game, a simple studio plant
and you're the superstar here for the time being with your updates on the backdoor pilot, doing everything you can to get people to "give it a chance" and that doesn't bother me because if I were in your position I would be doing the same thing but I would also honor the privacy of my company projects. There will be a flipside to this situation as the year progresses, I assure you of that.
You evaded telling people you worked for the studio until I finally confronted you about it, unlike you I have not hid my involvement from the very first day I arrived here. I've kept my mouth shut about the particulars of our project, while you have leaked specific details of the NBCU production in order to gain popularity. If the studio knew what you were doing, they'd have plugged the leak in their department and if
you do work for the studio you're probably in violation of an NDA by now.
NBCU has homefield advantage because of the WGA strike and they know that. They know that with the strike in place there's very little to compete with them on the television front and that's a smart move, but they also know that on the feature film front there's not much their competition can do to give people anything to compare against their vision of Knight Rider
. TWC feels our script needs revisions and we cannot make those revisions until the strike is over.
I do not have concept art I can release, I do not have publicity photos, I do not have official teaser posters so I don't have much to compete against the onslaught of NBCU's marketing campaign. I have a banner and the script cover at this point, this will change as the year progresses as things are developed accordingly.DO NOT
attempt to confront me with these accusations until you have something more solid
to contribute to your case. You are operating on assumption
just as much as I am trying to tell people in advance what is coming in the future that I can say
. The fact is I am on the inside track in the Larson camp and you are not. All you know is what NBCU is choosing to tell you and everyone else involved there.
Yes, I admit I was wrong about the Knight Rider 2000
"characters created by" credit and I've already admitted to that oversight but that is one mistake against countless times I have been accurate and consistant with my points made.
The NBCU pilot may be successful, it may fail but either way a legal reckoning is coming
and the case built covers more then just Knight Rider and when it's all said and done you and everyone else are going to understand that Glen is that one man who will make a difference.
If you wish to futher discuss this matter, you can send me a PM.