|Fri, November 20, 2015 at 11:01 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
There it is. Music doing what it is supposed to do... The music entered his soul and spoke... made him a dancehall producer and bade him come to its home. Now it feels like his home. Watch the above vignette of producer Dre Skull traveling (once again) to Kingston; to immerse himself in the culture AND to link up with artist Popcaan to do work!
Aaaaah, back to Tuff Gong Studios. Others we've posted on have been there. See here.
, Dre Skull
|Thurs, October 29, 2015 at 9:54 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
The producers of Tupac's biopic are about to go head-to-head in a court battle. According to Billboard, the production company Emmett Furla Oasis has filed a lawsuit against Morgan Creek Productions for setting a budget and production schedule and selecting a leading star without their approval. Emmett Furla is seeking $10 million in damages.
Randall Emmett and George Furla say the film had been stalled until they came on board in 2013. When Emmett and Furla became apart of the film, their agreement with Morgan Creek Productions stated that the production budget would not exceed $30 million, they would be included in the approval of the production schedule and would have full control over who would be the director and leading man.
[ALSO READ: Actor Who Played Tupac In N.W.A Biopic Is Working With John Singleton For Tupac Biopic]
Emmett and Furla claim that they arranged a deal with Open Roads Films for the biopic but Morgan Creek rejected it initially, only to return to them and sign a deal. This violated the production agreement. Morgan Creek also suddenly rushed Emmett/Furla to produce evidence that they could pay for half of the film's budget or risk not being a part of the film after the success of Straight Outta Compton biopic. They also wanted them to agree to new terms that were not in their original agreement and brought them a budge of $34 million. Emmett and Furla also claim that Morgan Creek was meeting with an actor that they were pursuing to play Tupac without informing them, which was apart of their agreement.
Emmett and Furla are claiming breaches of contract, breach of the implied covenant and breach of fiduciary duty.
Filed under: News Tagged: emmett furla oasis, Morgan Creek Productions, Tupac Shakur
|Thurs, October 29, 2015 at 9:16 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Man, things aren't looking good for this Tupac biopic!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, one production company
associated with the film has filed suit against another production
company that's working on it as well - to the tune of $10 million.
Emmett Furla Oasis says Morgan Creek Productions exceeded their
agreed-upon $30 million production budget, as well as casted the lead
(which I assume is the actor playing Pac) without approval from the rest
of the production staff, and they want them to pay up!
They say the issues really began after the success of Straight Outta Compton this
summer. Emmett Furla Oasis alleges in the suit that shortly after the
movie came out, Morgan Creek randomly asked them to prove they could pay
their half of the budget, which they projected would exceed $34 million
- and naturally, Emmett/Furla refused because that was violating the
initial $30 million agreement.
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It's looking like a he said/she said, though, as Morgan Creek's EVP said:
"Their responsibility was to come in with half the budget. That didn't happen. End of story."
He also said a lead actor had never been cast, adding:
"It's sad that they are resorting to these kinds of tactics."
What a mess!
Source: XXL via THR