Disney CEO Defends Studio Post ‘Black Widow’ Scarlett Johansson Lawsuit: “Our Talent Is Our Most Important Asset”

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Disney CEO Defends Studio Post ‘Black Widow’ Scarlett Johansson Lawsuit: “Our Talent Is Our Most Important Asset”
Coincidentally this morning at Goldman Sachs 30th Annual Communacopia Conference, Disney CEO Bob Chapek was asked a question about the compensation of Hollywood talent in the wake of long-standing distribution models being upended, and the advantages the studio has in terms of being a place that talent wants to work in a direct-to-consumer marketplace.

This question at the confab in the wake of a continued fiery lawsuit with Black Widow star Scarlett Johansson, who has sued Disney over lost monies due to the film’s theatrical-day-and-date-pvod release on Disney+, and also the studio making good with Cruella star Emma Stone for a sequel.

Answered Chapek, “Disney has had a long history of having very symbiotic and cooperative deals with the talent and we will continue to.”

“Certainly the world is changing, and the talent deals going forward will have to reflect the fact that the world is changing,” Chapek continued without naming names.
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