Michael Moore made himself and Disney lots

posted by Jason Kottke   May 03, 2005

Michael Moore made himself and Disney lots of money by stirring up controversy for Fahrenheit 9/11. I'm confused though...where's the link between Disney and Fellowship Adventure Group? Surely the Weinstein's didn't purchase the film from Disney for the $78 million? How did Disney get that money back?

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beerzieMay 03, 2005 at 1:45PM

shocking. simply shocking.

bMay 03, 2005 at 3:20PM

I think, supposedly, Disney/Weinstein bros set up the Fellowship Adventure Group, basically to pass the money through.

Pretend like the Adv. Group distributes the film...but then it gives the $ back to Disney...?

sjcMay 03, 2005 at 6:08PM

Almost all the money on any major feature film goes through
several different companies.
It's all a shell game. That said, oh Michael Moore. Then again, all you have to do nowadays is scream loud enough, no matter who you are, and someone's bound to pay attention.

jrMay 03, 2005 at 6:39PM

I hadn't heard the 78 figure

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