NYT: Hasbro drops Creative Artists for Bay's firm

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  1. dasaffe

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  2. Armada_MK

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    Ok that is interesting, butcan someone explain how it affects Transformers and the fans?
     
  3. HyperGeek_1984

    HyperGeek_1984 Herr Doktor

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    It won't really as far as I can tell. It's just Hasbro doing some "adjustments" on the business side of things.
     
  4. Methos

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    I forsee a lawsuit in the future.
     
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    SO do u think that means that things are really going to change for Transformers
     
  6. turk128

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    We're talking about Hasbro here, they pretty much know every angle there is to any possible lawsuit. And they have an army of lawyers to back them up so no deal.
     
  7. Fit For natalie

    Fit For natalie tfwiki nerd

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    Hasbro did say they wanted to move from being a toy company to a properties company that made toys.
     
  8. aussiehippy

    aussiehippy Au contraire, Blackadder.

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    You can get sued for changing your artistic representatives?
     
  9. Bryan

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    This is America, where regretably, you can get sued for just about anything. For example, they could come up with a loose argument that their termination was in breach of contract or wrongful, and then hope Hasbro chooses to pay them off rather than pay lawyers to fight it. Or any one of dozens of other possibilities.
     
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    aussiehippy Au contraire, Blackadder.

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    I'd hope Hasbro would have kept everything completely above board regarding contract terms and the like, with it being a kind of important time for them at the moment.

    Could moving to Bay's reps indicate that they are planning to work with him some more in the future, i.e. TF sequels, other properties?

    Of course it could just be that they offered a better package, heheheh.
     
  11. redsquadron

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    All this business stuff confuses my addled brain, but basically Hasbro saw first hand that another company was doing a better job than Creative Artists and switched to them?

    Sounds like ordinary business practice to me as long as contracts were 'honoured'. Can't see Hasbro breaching a contract and inviting trouble just to get in bed with a new company a bit earlier.
     
  12. TheNexusRebound

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    I take it as a restructure. Maybe they weren't promoting enough for them so they went to a more agressive firm.
     
  13. Sprocket

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    William Morris was actually mentioned in the Variety article from a few days back.

    Interesting to note:

    I'm sorry, a Clue movie? It's been done, WM, and quite nicely too.
     
  14. GMANIFESS

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    So Creative Artists put Paramount,Dreamworks & Speilberg together with Hasbro.
    And results in Hasbro dumping Creative Artists for Michael Bay's rep William Morris?

    OUCH.
    Hardcore business.
    WOW. No loyalty at all. Business is Business$$ indeed.

    QUOTE"
    So it goes in the new Hollywood. Loyalty stops at the bottom line, and even the most powerful of agencies is finding it can be tougher to meet the needs of a corporate customer than to baby-sit for a temperamental star.

    For Creative Artists, the loss of Hasbro is hardly a show-stopper. But the embarrassment comes just as it is trying to prove that it can mirror, if not exactly match, the intricacy and reach of the media conglomerates and consumer and technology companies that have come to define the entertainment world. "

    Sounds like Creative Artists took the hit to the chin and will keep on trucking.
     
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    Interesting move, won't affect the majority of things TF, aside from future movie merchandise perhaps.
     
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    A Candy Land movie directed by Terry Gilliam would be great!*













    *By great, I mean bizarre and mindblowing.
     
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    And William Morris is suppose to strengthen that notion?

    Oh please!
     
  18. Shai Hulud

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    News that is not really noteworthy, in my opinion, but whatever keeps you going.
     
  19. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    Clue was a great movie. They should leave it alone at that. I can only see Candy Land working as a children's television show or an animated film (animated) and Trivial Pursuit working as a t.v. game show aimed at older adults. But Trivial Pursuit as a movie? Hell no. Trivial Pursuit? What's that going to be? Two and a half hours of rolling dice and answering obscure questions only your parents and grand-parents would know the answers to? If someone did make Trivial Pursuit into a successful movie then I'd congratulate them for doing the impossible.
     
  20. Triformis

    Triformis Insecticon Fanatic TFW2005 Supporter

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    Actually, I could see them doing it. It'd be retarded, but something along the lines of Jumanji or Zathura might do the trick. Like I said, retarded, but "do-able".
     

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