Quentin Tarantino’s lawyer Bryan Freedman has a few words to say about Miramax’s lawsuit over “Pulp Fiction” NFTs.
Speaking to Deadline, Freedman calls Miramax “wrong – plain and simple”.
IndieWire previously reported that the director is set to auction off seven unedited, never-before-seen scenes from his 1994 hit “Pulp Fiction” as Secret NFTs on OpenSea, the largest NFT marketplace in the world. As part of that auction, Tarantino plans to sell handwritten scripts of the movie according to a statement.
“The secret content itself is one-of-a-kind, has never been seen or heard before, and will include the uncut first handwritten scripts of ‘Pulp Fiction’ and exclusive custom commentary from Tarantino, revealing secrets about the film and its creator,” the statement says. “The public metadata of the NFT — the ‘front cover’ of this exclusive content — is rare in its own right: a unique, never-before-seen, public-facing work of art.”
Miramax is disputing the decision, and filed a lawsuit on Nov. 16, claiming the sale violates the copyright hold the company has on the film. As part of the suit, they submitted the 1993 film contract with Tarantino as an exhibit.
“Quentin Tarantino’s contract is clear: he has the right to sell NFTs of his hand-written script for ‘Pulp Fiction’ and this ham-fisted attempt to prevent him from doing so will fail,” Freedman says of the suit. “But Miramax’s callous decision to disclose confidential information about its filmmakers’ contracts and compensation will irreparably tarnish its reputation long after this case is dismissed.”
According to a statement, Secret NFTs are “enhanced with privacy and access control features to create hidden content and experiences,” and “give the choice to the owner between publicly displaying ownership or keeping it secret.”
“I’m excited to be presenting these exclusive scenes from ‘Pulp Fiction’ to fans,” Tarantino says of the sale. “Secret Network and Secret NFTs provide a whole new world of connecting fans and artists and I’m thrilled to be a part of that.”