This came out of my Facebook news feed today: the director of the "Old Boy" remake, Spike Lee, denied knowing graphic designer Juan Luis Garcia's allegations that the agency who hired Garcia didn't pay him for doing the comps of the official poster -- which Garcia asserts was based on his design.
Garcia sent an open letter to the director, saying:
"I need you to know the truth. Some of the posters you are using were stolen from me. I tried my hardest to resolve this amicably but the agency just blatantly refused. I am a fan of your storytelling and respect your success as a filmmaker, artist, and person. I definitely relate to your passion for the Knicks and competition, just ask my wife and family. I wish you nothing but success with Oldboy and all of your future projects. I hope we can resolve this between us because the agency refuses to work with me and they have tormented me and my family enough. Please feel free contact me at your convenience."
To which Spike Lee replied, via Twitter:
We’re holding a donation dropoff and garage sale on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at the Gazebo area of Villa Kalayaan Village, Taguig. (Here’s a map.)
For donations, please bring canned goods (pull tabs or easy-tear packaging); biscuits; oral rehydration salts; a kilo of rice; sanitary napkins; rubbing alcohol; vitamins; soap; bottled water; flashlights (dynamo flashlights); batteries; candles; matches; banig/mats; tarps (for shelter).
You can also donate money for things like IVs and IV meds, body bags, and syringes for medical missions.
And bring items to sell at the garage sale! Things you don’t need but other people will love. We encourage people to donate the proceeds of their sales afterwards.
You can post the items you’re selling, and their prices, on this page.
All proceeds will go to the Cartwheel Foundation, Inc. which will distribute everything to the typhoon Yolanda survivors. Bring your friends, music, donations, and good vibes.
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