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Old 09-16-2011, 08:38 AM   #1
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Two articles on funny accounting movie studios use to shift profits around and away from people who have contracts that give them a share.

How Hollywood Accounting Can Make a $450 Million Movie 'Unprofitable' - Derek Thompson - Business - The Atlantic

Insane Studio Accounting: Warner Bros Claims $167 Million Loss Over Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix | /Film

I guess this is one reason anyone there needs too have an agent, and also why some actors are so cynical about the movie business.

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Old 09-16-2011, 10:56 AM   #2
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Wow, that Harry Potter franchise, such a loser.

The studios' accountants should be writing scripts, they are so good at fiction!

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You wonder if the Hollywood accountants used to work for the government and then switched to Hollywood or vice versa.
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Old 09-17-2011, 02:15 AM   #4
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Many years ago , James Garner had to sue the studio and producer of the long running series " The Rockford Files". His contract pay was baised on the " Net" profit , not gross. It seems every year the show lost money . Funny how money losing enterprises go on for 8 years sometimes in Hollywood. Not sure if he won in court.

P.S. I worked with his brother about 30 years ago , they are both good ol boys from OK.
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