In case of Scarlett Johansson against Disney it is still a long way from over. Some media experts in Hollywood anticipated that the actions of the actress could cause more people, both actors and others involved in the production of content, to raise their voices in the same way, and they did. Those led by Mickey Mouse continue to add enemies in a conflict that is clearly damaging your image.
The last to position themselves in favor of Scarlett Johansson are the members of “Disney Must Pay Task Force”, a group that was born as a result of another controversy involving Disney. According to Gizmodo, this association was created in support of several writers, including Alan Dean Foster. Those affected demanded the payment of royalties for some Star Wars and Alien novels, franchises that currently belong to Disney.
Thanks to their mobilization, Dean Foster and other writers received outstanding payments. The disputed novels were released prior to Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm and Fox; however, the company offered them again under its umbrella, omitting the figures that the writers deserved by contract. Fortunately everything worked out in his favor, and now they have their sights set on supporting Scarlett Johansson in his crusade against Disney.
Scarlett Johansson adds a new ally
“Disney Must Pay Task Force” makes it clear that Disney shares do not distinguish between workers. They lived it as writers and now Scarlett Johansson, one of the most popular actresses in the world, is going through the same situation. “The group is working to ensure that the contracts of all creators are honored. This includes writers, actors, illustrators and other artists,” they say.
On the other hand, they assure that Disney’s behavior is forcing those affected to face unnecessary situations to enforce their contracts: “Disney has a pattern of behavior that forces creators to overcome unnecessary and tedious obstacles to receive agreed payments. They continue to find new ways to avoid paying people for their creativity and to honor their contracts. Disney must pay all creators for their work, and the “Disney Must Pay Task Force” is leading the way to make sure that happens, “they concluded.
We will see, then, if the new mobilization will be enough for Disney to meet the demands of Scarlett Johansson. At the moment, yes, it does not seem that those led by Bob Chapek have the intention of giving in.