Failure Is A Ladder: How Corporate Structure Explains Benioff And Weiss' $200M Payday (VL85)

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Given the reception to the final season of Game of Thrones from many corners of the Internet (including this one), the announcement that Netflix had paid to the duo of David Benioff and D.B. Weiss at least $200M for their services came as a surprise to many. But what does the deal really mean? And how can our understanding of how corporations are structured help us understand why deals like this happen? CHECK OUT THE VIDEO AT: https://youtu.be/SreYnZ7VK10 #GameofThrones #Benioff #Weiss *** Discussed in this episode: "In a blow to HBO..." Tweet - August 8, 2019 - New York Times (@nytimes) (https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1159539803236511750) Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode List IMDB (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0944947/episodes?season=8&ref_=tt_eps_sn_8) "Game of Thrones" creators coming to Netflix" CBS News - August 8, 2019 - Sarah Min (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/game-of-thrones-creators-coming-to-netflix-in-reported-200-million-deal/) "Netflix Wins Overall Film, TV Deal For ‘Game Of Thrones’ Creators David Benioff & D.B. Weiss" Deadline - August 7, 2019 - Mike Fleming Jr. (https://deadline.com/2019/08/game-of-thrones-creators-netflix-overall-deal-david-benioff-d-b-weiss-1202663930/) Netflix Corporate Org Chart The Org (https://theorg.com/org/netflix) The Leftovers Season 3 Episode List IMDB (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2699128/episodes?season=3&ref_=ttep_ep_sn_nx) Lost Season 6 Episode List IMDB (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0411008/episodes) "‘Game of Thrones’ Breaks Emmys Record for Most Nominations in a Single Season" Variety - July 16, 2019 - Alex Stedman (https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/game-of-thrones-emmy-nominations-record-1203268760/) "Confederate" television series appears to be shelved" AJC - February 7, 2018 - Jennifer Brett (https://www.ajc.com/blog/buzz/confederate-television-series-appears-shelved/aDxUHQDOnF0ZCaMaQQWsFM/) "Controversial HBO Series ‘Confederate’ Unlikely After David Benioff & D.B. Weiss’ Commit To New ‘Star Wars’ Movies" Deadline - February 6, 2018 - Nellie Andreeva (https://deadline.com/2018/02/confederate-hbo-series-doubt-david-benioff-db-weiss-commitment-disneys-star-wars-movies-1202279608/) *** FOR MORE CHECK US OUT: On Twitter @hoeglaw At our website: https://hoeglaw.com/ On our Blog, "Rules of the Game", at https://hoeglaw.wordpress.com/ On "Help Us Out Hoeg!" a regular segment on the Easy Allies Podcast (formerly GameTrailers) (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZrxXp1reP8E353rZsB3jaA)

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