LA///INDUSTRY///THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF SOUTH PARK…

August 29, 2007  |  Uncategorized

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These guys could buy and sell your ass...

Gangsters of the animation world and commerce in general MATT STONE and TREY PARKER have just taken a step towards owning more of their own creation, SOUTH PARK, and the future of its dissemination in the digital realm by inking a deal to extend the show another three seasons and establish Southparkstudios.com, a new hub owned by both Comedy Central and Stone and Parker that will control the distribution and sale of South Park material online, through mobile platforms, and in video games. Fueled by the network's slow entry into the world of online distribution and a brilliant clause in the creative pair's original contract, the dangerously precedent-setting deal (for Hollywood, that is) grants a massive and heretofore unheard of 50-50 split of ad revenues and guarantees the boys at least $75 million over the next four years. In addition, Stone and Parker have been put in the driver's seat of a new digital animation studio based in Culver City that will bring new creative concepts by the pair to life, including new applications for existing South Park characters (read: spinoffs)...

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Our I.T. guy was beyond stoked to hear the news...

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