July 30, 2021

SA&M Partner Dan Rozansky Quoted in TheWrap on Scarlett Johansson’s Bombshell Lawsuit Against Disney

Dan Rozansky recently spoke with TheWrap about the major lawsuit that has just been filed against Disney by actress Scarlett Johansson, who alleges that the studio broke its contract with her by releasing the film “Black Widow” to streaming service Disney+ on the same day it premiered in theaters. The article, “Why Scarlett Johansson Might Have a Case Against Disney in ‘Black Widow’ Pay Suit,” examines the credibility of Johansson’s case and why it’s likely that studios, talent and producers will need to reconsider contracts in the future if films are unable to rake in typical box-office earnings, which in this case would have factored heavily into Johansson’s potential profit. 

TheWrap asked Dan to contribute his insight on whether Johansson will face career backlash from taking on the studio giant in court. “I don’t think that stars of ScarJo’s caliber will face repercussions,” he says, and goes on to note that “there are many stars, producers, etc. who have sued in profit participation cases and still have work.”

Read the full article in TheWrap (subscription required).

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