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- Jul 25, 2008
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Disney CEO Bob Iger has apologized to a California elementary school after it was charged $250 for showing the studio's 2019 remake of "The Lion King" during a fundraiser event.
"Our company @WaltDisneyCo apologizes to the Emerson Elementary School PTA," Bob Iger, Disney's CEO, tweeted on Thursday. "I will personally donate to their fund raising initiative."
This is a violation of copyright law but come on! Talk about picking on the little guy
You might think the standard $15 movie ticket these days is outrageously expensive.
But some parents in Berkeley are on the hook for $250 for screening the Disney classic The Lion King at a PTA fundraiser in November.
On Thursday, Movie Licensing USA, the agency with whom Walt Disney and other major film studios contract, contacted the Emerson Elementary School PTA and the school’s principal to warn them the event had violated copyright law. The email said the company had “received an alert” about the movie night, which was hosted by the Emerson Dads Club.
“If a movie is shown for any entertainment reason — even in the classroom, it is required by law that the school obtains a Public Performance license,” Corey Goellner, copyright licensing manager, told https://www.berkeleyside.com/2020/0...ents-they-owe-250-for-screening-the-lion-king[/URL]