Maybe you know the mini-series Who is Anna? #1 in the US on Netflix. Well, it is based on real events and the heroine in real life who paid a huge amount of money for rights, she could not use to indulge herself.
We are talking about Anna Sorokin and the mini-series Who is Anna? , based on an article by Jessica Pressler of The Cut, in 2018.
It tells how this girl rose to fame and how she used her fake identity A German heiress with a $60 million fund for money theft and fraud to many financial institutions. The series follows Anna and the journalist who investigates her after her arrest.
Since the article was published, Even Jessica herself already saw that it was tailored to adapt TV or movie.
This is where Netflix comes into play and wants to get all the stories. She wasn’t going to let her get away. So he made sure to get the rights, until his producer Shonda Rhimes accepted.
Netflix paid Anna Sorokin $320,000 for the rights To adapt his life story into a television series, the money was divided to pay various fines and fees. This is where the key lies.
I I used $199,000 of the money to pay the compensation to the banks and then another $24,000 They were used to pay the government fines that he had. He also paid an attorney’s fee of $75,000.
However, in 2019, Things got a little more complicated. New York froze Anna’s money, citing the Son of Sam Act, passed in 1977 aimed at preventing criminals from profiting from their crimes.
However, because Anna used the money to pay compensation to her victims, an Albany County judge recently ordered the New York Office of Victim Services. To unfreeze Anna’s bank account and allow her to use the remaining funds before his expected release from prison.
Basically, when all is said and done, Anna will have very little money left from her Netflix payments for the rights to her story to Who’s Anna?
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