It s cute and all to play the cursed, victimized black artist but he should really get a reality check.
What a disgrace, and this guy can't help but opening his big mouth about morals.
Give me a break.
And 'filthy rich' is a bit of an overstatement. If you read the HR article, he himself was awarded $1M, with $29M going to his production company. Which is his, sure, but that doesn't mean he automatically gets that money.
Also, TF1 broke their agreement, so he was within his rights to sue them. I don't see what's so hard to understand about that. I also don't see how he made use of a 'flawed American justice system', when he and his production company were awarded the sum in a French courtroom.
Lol, you're fucking ridiculous.
I'm sure if you were making a film and the distributor reneged on the contract you would be very forgiving and say, "Eh, no big deal."
And this is the gamble you take as a distributor. You pay a sum of money to the filmmakers/production company, and then hope to make more than you put into it. Sometimes this works, sometimes it doesn't.
You also seem to forget that $16M of that sum is what TF1 already owed him, as part of their agreement.
The largest payday Cameron ever had was on Titanic. After the movie had gone way over budget, he agreed to trade in his $8 million directing fee in exchange for backend profits. This turned out to be a VERY wise move that netted him over $650 million.
Lee doesn't want white people making black movies. Look at how upset he got at Spielberg for The Color Purple.