Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Fighting for a Slice of the Moolah

A fine entertainment journal tells us:

‘Doc McStuffins’ Star Sues Disney Over Merchandise Revenues & Pay Delays

... In a breach of contract complaint filed today in L.A. Superior Court, [voice-over actress] Kiara Muhammed from the Disney Junior show "Doc McStuffins" alleges that despite the widespread use of her voice and likeness from the first two and a half seasons of the animated series “defendants have failed to compensate plaintiff at the rate of two and one-half (2.5%) of net merchandising receipts.” ...

Having also recently shown up on that other big Disney Junior hit Sofia The First, Muhammad not only alleges that she has never been paid the 2.5% of net merch receipts for Doc McStuffins Season 2 and 2.5. but also claims she has not been provided with “an accounting of the merchandise that makes use of Plaintiff’s recorded voice.” ...

All I can say is, I am shocked.

Would Disney do things like this? Only like since forever. (Peggy Lee showed up in court sitting in a wheelchair, but she ultimately prevailed in getting her share of the action for the bajillions that Lady and the Tramp pulled in.)

This will be useful to follow.


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