Statement of #DisneyMustPay Joint Task Force on Scarlett Johansson’s Lawsuit Against Disney

August 31, 2021 – The #DisneyMustPay Joint Task Force calls on Disney to respect Scarlett Johansson’s professional and artistic work on the film Black Widow. The first way to respect Ms. Johansson is to pay her properly and not use unethical contractual maneuvers to avoid payment. This is not the first time the Task Force has seen Disney attempt such twisting of contractual language.   The...

Coast to Coast! WGA West and WGA East Join #DisneyMustPay Task Force

LOS ANGELES (August 19, 2021) – Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) are joining the #DisneyMustPay Joint Task Force. The Task Force’s goals are to ensure that all writers who are owed royalties and/or statements for their media-tie in work are identified and that Disney and other companies honor their contractual obligations to those writers after acquiring...

#DisneyMustPay Task Force Begins Outreach to All Comic Book Creators Looking for Missing Royalties

LOS ANGELES (August 12, 2021) – The #DisneyMustPay Joint Task Force is expanding its focus and reaching out to all comic book and graphic novel creators who may be missing royalty statements and payments from Disney and its companies.   “Writers, artists, illustrators, letterers, and other artists are valued members of the creative teams that produce art and literature that is enjoyed by millions,”...

BOOM! Studios Begins Work with #DisneyMustPay Task Force

LOS ANGELES (May 25) – The #DisneyMustPay Joint Task Force is pleased to announce that BOOM! Studios have begun to work with them to achieve the Task Force’s goals to ensure that all writers who are owed royalties and/or statements for their media-tie in work are identified and that Disney and other companies honor their contractual obligations to those writers after acquiring the companies that...

Major Updates from the #DisneyMustPay Task Force More Author Groups Join the Task Force

LOS ANGELES (May 11) #DisneyMustPay Joint Task Force is pleased to share news and updates as it works towards its goal that all WritersMustBePaid.org. Alan Dean Foster, James Kahn, and Donald F. Glut, the novelization authors of the original Star Wars trilogy, have resolved their royalties’ issues and will be paid by Disney. The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers (IAMTW), the International...
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