CBS/Paramount sues to stop Axanar 2 - Electric Boogaloo-Fanboys gone WILD-too many hyphens

Discussion in 'Fan Productions' started by jespah, May 10, 2018.

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  1. Csalem

    Csalem Commodore Commodore

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  2. trynda1701

    trynda1701 Captain Captain

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    Indeed "Tressaurian" did. Worth the wait! :)

    Does anyone know how "Polaris" is doing, post production wise? I wasn't sure about posting in the thread mentioned above as it's been a couple of years since the last post.
     
  3. Maurice

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    Those assholes never finished "The Tessurian Intersection" but the guys who did "The Tressaurian Intersection" finished it 5.5 years ago.
     
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    Something tells me that the powers that be aren't really taking LFIM and this whole mess seriously. Wouldn't surprise me if one or more of them thought that putting this shyster in his place would be more trouble than it's worth.
     
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    The guidelines were issued to the fan film community of which the LFIM acts like he's a part of. I refuse to validate the whole Axanar profit center with even a click
     
  6. MikeH92467

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    More trouble than it's worth...until it's not.
     
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  7. Noname Given

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    Looks like Mr. Peters is getting desperate because the well's runing dry:
    (From latest AXANAR e-mai):

    IE - He's been around $34,000 for two days now. :wah::shrug:

    It amazes me ANYONE will still give the Grifter money.
     
  8. dmac

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    I'd pay real money if he would shut up!
     
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  9. fireproof78

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    Sunk cost fallacy.
     
  10. drt

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    An effective strategy might just be to let him finish the Axanar shorts no matter how he manages it, all signs point to it being crap, which probably ends the Axaverse better than suing him to oblivion.
     
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  12. GeorgeKirk

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    From the latest donor email:
    A couple things. First of all, being bad at making a profit isn't the same as being a nonprofit. Otherwise General Motors would be legally registered as a charitable foundation. Speaking of legal registration, Alec has been applying to be a non-profit since the Obama Administration! What's wrong, is 501c Application Filler-Outer another one of those vacant Ares Studios positions along with Production Accountant?
     
  13. Nerys Myk

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    He's doing it for the kids. Won't someone think of the children???
     
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  14. dmac

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    OMG! Bring back the replacement Melivin Belli !
    And the Children Shall Lead
    Staring LFIM
    Written by LFIM
    Produced by LFIM
    Directed by LFIM
     
  15. Admiral2

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    You'd think the Lawyer-by-Training wouldn't need years to file paperwork...
     
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    I can't like this statement enough!!!
     
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  17. GeorgeKirk

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    He's as efficient a paperwork-filer as he is a filmmaker.
     
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  18. Noname Given

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    And the Donation Desperation continues (from the latest e-mail):
    No, he's not publicly fundraising for Axanar on Patreon (or LYING about his IRS tax status)...oh, wait...

    Jesus, what will it take for CBS (or the FTC or IRS WRT the 'non-profit BS above) to pull the "In Breach" trigger? This is getting flagrantly ridiculous, IMO.
     
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  19. DrCorby

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    Alec wrote:

    Ares Studios is a not-for-profit film studio that supports fan films and high school student film makers. Ares Studios is currently applying to be a 501c3 non-profit with the IRS, which will mean all donations will be tax deductible.

    Wanting to be a 501c3, or even applying to be a 501c3, doesn't make you one. Applications for tax-exempt status are denied all the time. So promising donors that their donations will be tax exempt is, at best, premature, and at worst, fraudulent. Does anyone know if 501c3 status can be granted and apply retroactively? That doesn't seem like something the IRS would do...

    Encouraging people to try to claim a donation as charitable and thus tax exempt when it isn't, possibly leading to someone getting into trouble with the IRS, seems like a pretty low-life thing to do. :klingon:
     
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    Look who we’re talkin’ about here. :lol:
     
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