Dueling with Disney
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Here’s what the WGA had to say about Disney in a flier as members picketed outside the company’s New York headquarters today, saying ‘We just want our fair share’ of what they say is the media giant’s $1.5-billion digital pie.
And here’s what a Disney spokesman has to say: ‘The WGA leadership is deliberately distorting the facts. As the WGA knows full well, more than half of Disney’s digital revenues are from sales of travel packages, and the vast majority of the rest is from online advertising on sites like Disney.com and ESPN.com and through online merchandise sales. The WGA also knows its members have been paid residuals on entertainment content downloaded via iTunes. Deliberately misleading the public is not the best way to resolve this issue and get Hollywood back to work.’