By ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Lawyer for Quentin Tarantino said Wednesday he has every right to create and sell an NFT “Pulp Fiction” series.
Lawyer Bryan Freedman’s statement comes a day after entertainment company Miramax filed a lawsuit against the director’s plan to create and auction an NFT series based on his scripts for “Pulp Fiction.”
“Miramax is wrong – plain and simple. Quentin Tarantino’s contract is clear: he has the right to sell NFTs of his handwritten screenplay for Pulp Fiction and this clumsy attempt to prevent him from doing so will fail,” Freedman said.
The Miramax lawsuit alleges that Tarantino’s planned offers violate the copyright he owns in the director’s 1994 film.
Tarantino recently announced plans to sell seven NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, which are digital works made unique and attached to a specific owner through cryptocurrency technology.
They consist of digitized digital copies of handwritten script pages for uncut versions of scenes from the film, with audio commentary.
Freedman also criticized Miramax for including details and pages of his contract with Tarantino.
“Miramax’s ruthless decision to release confidential information about the contracts and compensation of its filmmakers will irreparably tarnish its reputation long after this case is closed,” Freedman said.
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