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Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney Over Black Widow Streaming Release, Disney Responds

Black Widow isn’t done fighting yet. Scarlett Johansson, who reprised her role as Natasha Romanoff in the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe film, has filed a lawsuit against Disney, alleging that the company releasing the movie on the Disney+ streaming service at the same time it did so theatrically was a breach of her contract.

Apple, Spotify, More Streaming Services Pay $424 Million in Unmatched Royalties for Songwriters and Publishers

On Wednesday, the Mechanical Licensing Collective announced it had received $424.38 million in unmatched royalties from Apple Music, Amazon Music, and Spotify among other streaming services. Variety reports that these streaming services paid the accrued historical unmatched royalties, often called “black box money,” to the MLC in order to get these royalties to copyright holders, songwriters, and publishers who have applied to be MLC members.

Netflix picks up an animated movie from ‘Into The Spider-Verse’ producers

Netflix has added another movie to the mammoth slate of original films it’s releasing this year. It scooped up the worldwide rights (excluding China) to animated flick The Mitchells vs. The Machines, which was previously called Connected.