Miramax sues Quentin Tarantino over planned Pulp Fiction NFT

LOS ANGELES – Hollywood studio Miramax on Tuesday sued director Quentin Tarantino over his plans to sell digital collectibles based on his 1994 film “Pulp Fiction.”

Tarantino recently announced that he is selling a series of unique non-repairable coins, or NFTs, based on his handwritten script for the 1995 Golden Palm winner, a film described by the Cannes Film Festival as a series of “dime trade stories.” is located in Lowlife LA. “

The NFT sales website says they include a digital version of the film’s shameless and “iconic” Royale with Cheese “scene, as well as a recording of Tarantino revealing the” secrets “of the project.

The lawsuit by Miramax, which produced the film and is owned by Bein Media Group and ViacomCBS, alleges that Tarantino also intends to sell NFT files of side scans and digital film props.

Tarantino’s attorney, Brian Freedman, told NBC News in a statement on Wednesday: “Miramax is wrong – clear and simple.”

“Quentin Tarantino’s contract is clear: he has the right to sell the NFTs of his handwritten Pulp Fiction script and this ham-like attempt is preventing him from doing so,” Freedman said. “But Miramax’s insensitive decision to disclose confidential information about the filmmakers’ contracts and compensation will irreversibly tarnish its reputation long after this case was dismissed.”

According to the lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages, the lawyer responded to Miramax’s letter of termination on 4 November, stating that Tarantino had reserved rights to publish the manuscript.

Miramax argued in the lawsuit that print publications and the NFT are not the same thing.

“The proposed sale of a few original manuscript pages or scenes as an NFT is a one – off transaction that is not a publication and in no way falls within the meaning of a ‘printed publication’ or a ‘manuscript publication.'” Suit says. “Miramax owns and controls the right to sell NFT files from any version of the script to Pulp Fiction.”

In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Los Angeles, Miramax claims that Tarantino signed “Pulp Fiction” rights in principle to “all media” forever when the film was developed in 1993.

“Miramax has the rights to develop, market and sell its deep film library NFT,” Suit says.

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