… and it ain’t Mark. Signed the deal without even getting Mark’s input?
Return to Bill Ellis talking to himself, explaining to himself what he, Bill Ellis, is fixing to do… What’s he like off-camera? “Hmmm,” Bill Ellis declares aloud to himself, “That Chimichanga I had for lunch isn’t sitting too well, I think I will soon have to avail myself of the private lavatory in my CEO-Suite… I will have to give the cleaning crew a heads-up to stay out of there for a while…”
Well, “Woods and Wildlife” may certainly own the rights to the articles, but I don’t think it gives them the right to force Mark to participate. I’m pretty sure that when Trail signed on, his contract did not stipulate “…in the event that any of the author’s nature articles becomes the subject of a Hollywood film that said author must allow, without further recompense, film crews unencumbered access to the author’s home and family and be available for interviews, investigations, and interactions with annoying actors.