Ender’s Game Producers Seek to Protect Ender’s Game Movie

Oddlot Wants to Keep Ender’s Game on Schedule

In light of Digital Domain bankruptcy and pending auction, Oddlot Entertainment has asked a Delaware judge to protect the Ender’s Game movie. Oddlot (OLE) filed motions in the Delaware bankruptcy asking U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Brendan Shannon to require that all of its contracts for Ender’s Game be considered as a single package and not sold off piecemeal to a buyer in a bankruptcy auction.

It is of paramount importance to OLE that the visual, digital and animation effects for Ender’s Game be completed according to schedule,” said a motion filed by Oddlot. “Given the importance of the assumption of all of the agreements to the success of Ender’s Game, OLE is particularly concerned that a buyer may agree to assume all of the agreements at the auction… only to turn around and assume only certain [of them] after the sale.” Additionally, Oddlot  asked the judge to order that they be allowed to attend the auction, and that Digital Domain be required to consult with Oddlot regarding the sale.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=624546088 Stephen Sywak

    What did Colonel Graff once say? “I’ve got a bad feeling about this…”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=624546088 Stephen Sywak

    All contracts that DDMG had entered into PRIOR to it’s bankruptcy filing are on hold. Or, at least, they are going UNPAID. Unless DDMG has all its servers and all its VFX guys IN HOUSE (in other words–no third party providers), there’s going to be a delay: if *I* were a third party provider, I’d wait until I knew if I was getting paid.

    Informational Letter and FAQs to Vendors Regarding Chapter 11 and CCAA Filing:
    http://www.kccllc.net/documents/1212568/1212568120911000000000050.pdf

  • http://twitter.com/Darian_Robbins Darian Robbins

    Any more news on this?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=624546088 Stephen Sywak

      I bought Digital Domain. For $127.53. All the other guys dropped out. Plus I had to buy Ulbrich a cup of coffee (luckily, he prefers DD over Starbucks. I wonder why…?).

      I’ve started taking a look at the footage they already shot. The problem is, it’s all in separate PNG files…..whatcha doing this weekend? Want to help me edit?

      The other problem is they don’t have all the power cords for the 19,576 hard drives they’re using to store the files on. We’ll probably have to start by making a run on the Radio Shack at the Ann Arundel Mall first thing…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=624546088 Stephen Sywak

      From EnderNews:

      http://blog.endernews.com/2012/09/digital-domain-bankruptcy-puts-enders.html

      A new development as of last night is that (according to Reuters) there is a new bidder for Digital Domain Productions in the upcoming auction: http://www.primefocusworld.com/ — selling itself to the competition would be the much better choice for DDMG, its employees and the studios involved.