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Pangu Plaza Revokes Permission Of Use in Age of Extinction, Asks to Stop The Movie Release in China

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:05 pm

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According to the Latimes.com, a Beijing hotel called the Pangu Plaza which is featured in Transformers Age of Extinction has revoked permission of its use in the movie. Paramount and Pangu had an agreement in June 2013 to use the hotel in the movie and advertising. They allege that their partners had not lived up to their side of the bargain and has gone so far to ask that the goverment to suspend or stop the movie's release. Paramount is working to resolve its concerns. You can read the full article here.

Latimes.com wrote:The investment company behind Pangu Plaza, a Beijing property featured in the new "Transformers" movie, said on Friday it is suspending cooperation with the film.

The company said it revoked permission to use Pangu’s image in "Transformers: Age of Extinction," as well as in advertising for the film. The company warned all parties not to use Pangu’s image, trademark or any shots of the interior or exterior, and it said any such images, if already included, should be removed.


Latimes.com wrote:Pangu said it is asking SARFT, the government agency that controls release of films in China, to suspend or stop the movie’s release, which is slated for June 27 on the mainland. The film had its premiere in Hong Kong on Thursday and is scheduled to be shown as the closing night film of the Shanghai Film Festival on Sunday.
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Re: Pangu Plaza Revokes Permission Of Use in Age of Extinction, Asks to Stop The Movie Release in China

Postby BERSEKAEL » Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:18 pm

that sucks... >:oP

sounds like Volkswagen making a hard way for the first movie, and now every car brand is begging to be included.
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Re: Pangu Plaza Revokes Permission Of Use in Age of Extinction, Asks to Stop The Movie Release in China

Postby Tiby » Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:47 pm

So the producers twist the plot to include more Asian locations, characters and content simply to try and reach a wider audience, and now they are risking not being able to show the movie to said wider audience. These "collaborations" need to be done properly or not at all. First actors that can't act, now unreliable contracts for locations, all to try and reach that audience.

Anyway, we all know that the complainants simply want more money, as usual.
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Re: Pangu Plaza Revokes Permission Of Use in Age of Extinction, Asks to Stop The Movie Release in China

Postby Megatron Wolf » Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:11 am

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we all know whats going to happen, ILM will superimpose a new building and the actors will re-record a few lines then the hotel will realize they just lost out on international marketing and change their minds. After that the movie will go back to the way it was & time & money will have been wasted for absolutely nothing, this is what happens when movies try to go bigger than they need to be.
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Re: Pangu Plaza Revokes Permission Of Use in Age of Extinction, Asks to Stop The Movie Release in China

Postby Rodimus Prime » Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:15 am

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Megatron Wolf wrote:we all know whats going to happen, ILM will superimpose a new building and the actors will re-record a few lines then the hotel will realize they just lost out on international marketing and change their minds. After that the movie will go back to the way it was & time & money will have been wasted for absolutely nothing, this is what happens when movies try to go bigger than they need to be.


Wouldn't it be a bit too late for tweaking the movie? It's 5 days away from release in the U.S.

Also, I doubt this will succeed, but considering the Chinese population, if it does, that means a huge chuck of change lost for Paramount. I am really hoping this film will out earn DoTM in the long run, and losing the audience in the most populous country in the world will surely put a dent in ticket sales. The 2 Hr. 45 minute run time is already against the box office, as longer movies tend to have fewer showtimes.
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Re: Pangu Plaza Revokes Permission Of Use in Age of Extinction, Asks to Stop The Movie Release in China

Postby 5150 Cruiser » Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:04 pm

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Megatron Wolf wrote:we all know whats going to happen, ILM will superimpose a new building and the actors will re-record a few lines then the hotel will realize they just lost out on international marketing and change their minds. After that the movie will go back to the way it was & time & money will have been wasted for absolutely nothing, this is what happens when movies try to go bigger than they need to be.


Negative on all accounts. This happens alot more than we know. Properties at the last minute make claims that the production didn't get permission to use said property in their movie. The ploy is to get more money from the production company. 9 times out of 10 these never go anywhere. They think the'll scare the production company in paying up. Something tells me Paramount has a good team of lawyers to catch these things. The premier has happened. A very large portion of this film was made in China and has contributed to the Chinese economy. There won't be any re shoots. Not 5 days before its international release. Not even in China.
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Re: Pangu Plaza Revokes Permission Of Use in Age of Extinction, Asks to Stop The Movie Release in China

Postby TurboMMaster » Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:00 am

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Pangu Plaza: Time to find out...
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Actually , I find this funny, Bay changed his mind in last possible moment so mamy times, it's nice that he will suffer from someone doing the same thing to him. Who knows, maye PP would be able to preventing AoE premiere, that would be hilaious :DANCE:
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Re: Pangu Plaza Revokes Permission Of Use in Age of Extinction, Asks to Stop The Movie Release in China

Postby 5150 Cruiser » Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:45 am

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TurboMMaster wrote:Bay: Who would yo be without me, Plaza?
Pangu Plaza: Time to find out...
:lol:

Actually , I find this funny, Bay changed his mind in last possible moment so mamy times, it's nice that he will suffer from someone doing the same thing to him. Who knows, maye PP would be able to preventing AoE premiere, that would be hilaious :DANCE:


:lol: :lol: Ya, cause its not possible that this is just a ploy to get more money from Paramount or something. it just has to be all Bay's fault. No one else on the whole production team has anything to say about anything. He is just an evil dictator! Darn you Bay! :lol: :lol:

And FYI, this won't hurt Bay. You give the man to much credit. Its not his responsibility to secure permits and secure rights to use said property in his films. If anything, Paramount is the one who would pay. Bay did his job. He will get paid regardless. ;)
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Re: Pangu Plaza Revokes Permission Of Use in Age of Extinction, Asks to Stop The Movie Release in China

Postby Rodimus Prime » Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:22 pm

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5150 Cruiser wrote:This happens a lot more than we know.


That doesn't make sense. How do you know if you don't know?
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Re: Pangu Plaza Revokes Permission Of Use in Age of Extinction, Asks to Stop The Movie Release in China

Postby El Duque » Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:00 pm

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A few day ago we reported that Pangu Plaza had revoked their permission for their property to be featured in this weekend's Transformers: Age of Extniction. Luckily it appears that all is now well with both parties, and according to Variety whatever issues had previously arisen have be resolved.

After friendly consultations, the two sides have achieved mutual trust, and reached an understanding
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Re: Pangu Plaza Revokes Permission Of Use in Age of Extinction, Asks to Stop The Movie Release in China

Postby Rodimus Prime » Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:20 pm

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El Duque wrote:
After friendly consultations, the two sides have achieved mutual trust, and reached an understanding


:lol: "Friendly consultations." As in, "how much do you want?" Seriously, though, I'm glad they worked it out.
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Re: Pangu Plaza Revokes Permission Of Use in Age of Extinction, Asks to Stop The Movie Release in China

Postby Burn » Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:02 pm

Mutual trust? Such an odd term to use for a matter like this.
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Re: Pangu Plaza Revokes Permission Of Use in Age of Extinction, Asks to Stop The Movie Release in China

Postby Wolfguard » Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:48 pm

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Re: Pangu Plaza Revokes Permission Of Use in Age of Extinction, Asks to Stop The Movie Release in China

Postby 5150 Cruiser » Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:55 pm

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5150 Cruiser wrote:This happens a lot more than we know.


That doesn't make sense. How do you know if you don't know?


What i meant was this happens quite a bit in the movie industry. For alot of people here this might be the first time they've heard about something like this happening because they might not follow the production of other films as closely as they do the TF film franchise.
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Re: Pangu Plaza Revokes Permission Of Use in Age of Extinction, Asks to Stop The Movie Release in China

Postby Rodimus Prime » Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:01 am

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Rodimus Prime wrote:
5150 Cruiser wrote:This happens a lot more than we know.


That doesn't make sense. How do you know if you don't know?


What i meant was this happens quite a bit in the movie industry. For alot of people here this might be the first time they've heard about something like this happening because they might not follow the production of other films as closely as they do the TF film franchise.


Ah so you meant to say that you know this to be happening more than we would. ;)^
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