If you think back, Star Wars was pitched as a princess, a farm boy, a rogue, and knights taking on an evil empire. It was a space fantasy. This one, when we read it, we recognized as a great story and we could totally see it as a hour first season of a show. We said to Terry, "I don't know how they were ever going to do this as a movie.
There's just too much story to tell. Over the years, many people have talked about wanting to turn the Shannara books into movies. In , I did a deal with Warner Bros. When the option deal with Warner Bros. The producer who had initially gotten Warner Bros. About a year or so after the Warner Bros. Dan Farah Executive Producer: One of the hurdles of adapting the Shannara books into a movie was figuring out how to trim any one book down to a two-hour movie when there was so much great story and world to explore.
As the TV landscape started changing, and more movie-level programming became possible, Terry and I started talking about adapting the Shannara books for TV. The idea of having ten or more hours to explore each book's story got us really excited, and so Terry gave me the rights to see if I could put a show together. Obviously Game Of Thrones has proven the audience's ability to absorb long-form storytelling, which basically most fantasy book series are; they're densely packed storytelling. And visual effects have finally reached a point where you can actually achieve these worlds on a budget.
There are ways to do it so that you can give that feature-quality world-building where, when you look at the world, there are no seams. It all feels real. Nothing pulls you out of it. Our producer, Dan Farah, is the guy who said we could go to television with this. That's a huge decision by a producer to say, "Let's set a new bar.
Without those seeds, none of this would happen. What happened next is all I could have hoped for. Dan put together the financing for a TV series through a partnership between his company and a financier called Sonar Entertainment. My company, Farah Films, and Sonar partnered up in to develop and produce a television adaptation of the Shannara books. We started meeting show-runners and in that process we met Miles Millar and Al Gough who had created and run Smallville. We then met with potential directors and that process led us to Jon Favreau, who was a big fan of the books.
Jon came on board to direct the first episode and Exec Produce with us. Jonathan had just directed the very successful Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie for Paramount, and loved the Shannara books and the scripts Al and Miles had written at that point. He came on to direct the first two episodes and Exec produce with us. Miles Millar Executive Producer: We were both going on vacation and were given the books.
We read them that week and both loved it in terms of its potential. One, there were really interesting characters, particularly female characters in this book, The Elfstones Of Shannara , and the story really would make a complete season. It had a great start and a great ending.
As a writer, it's always nice to have that foundation. I tell Terry, "You wrote this book 30 some years ago and you have all the key ingredients," which are strong female characters and a triangle in the middle of it, which is something you don't see in fantasy very often, between two girls and a boy. On top of that, you have this world, which is our world in the future, so it gives it a science fiction kind of bent as well, which is really cool.
And then you have a horror element with these demons which are attacking, which gives it an edge. Elfstones Of Shannara has just the right ingredients. With Elfstones , I decided to construct a story with two strong female characters and to create a triangle, though not a traditional kind of triangle. It would be different and their motivations would be different.
I wanted some kind of love story. From there I came up with a story that had to do with the fact that the elves were dealing with a barrier created during the Age Of Faeries to contain creatures, which was threatening to break down and set them free. Overall, Elfstones is about responsibility for yourself and others, and how far you're willing to take responsibility for what you know is right. You're the little man, you're going to get kicked, you have no chance, but you somehow find the strength to do what you have to do.
So those are all part and parcel of the story. And I wanted some kind of an epic battle, so that became part of it, too. Terry provided us flexibility that we could change what we needed to change and make it our own in many ways, while we remain deeply respectful to the source story, his characters and all those others things. So it was actually a really good collaboration. The easiest way to explain that is to tell you that I wrote that book a long time ago and I let go of it a long time ago. For me, as a book writer, I'm always looking ahead, so I'm twenty-some books ahead of that book, on a new book, and I'm writing something new right now.
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Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Get to Know Us. English Choose a language for shopping. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. German trade unions are discovering employee ownership as a tool against the financial crisis. Now that most big European countries feel positive, the whole political picture could change in a positive way for employee ownership at European Union level.
July - Proposal to the new European Parliament After 10 years of no European policy, time has come to assess the situation and to re-launch a dynamic policy for developing employee ownership across Europe. Healthier economy, sustainability, better governance are the key points in most supporting messages from all parties. Proposal to the new Parliament. June - Members of the European Parliament Members of the European Parliament and candidates from all political parties answered our Manifesto for the European elections.
The last ten years saw a strong development of employee ownership in European companies. Strangely, this happened while a European policy for the promotion and the development of employee ownership was completely lacking.
It is time to reconsider things and to relaunch a real European policy. This is a role for the new European Parliament. However, what is it really? Employee ownership or not employee ownership? What future for a union-controlled industry? Which place for employee ownership in the auto industry bailout? Same question for German unions and Opel in Europe. Charts zu diesen und weiteren Erhebungsmerkmalen finden Sie anliegend. All interested people are invited to express their support and answer our questions. Knowing that the European Union doesn't have the necessary competency in the matter, most proposals are addressed to the states.
All reactions are published on the dedicated website. We already received a number of interesting reactions from MEPs and others: Employees share in companies capital stabilized on 2. Europe had 9,1 million employee owners in compared to 8. This is a first information from the Survey of Employee Ownership The survey brings an exhaustive information about 2. See below a first graph showing that employee share plans continue to multiply among European companies.
The full Annual Survey will be published on May 18, , it is time for subscription! The Bundestag voted the new legislation for the promotion of employee ownership on January No future, the end of the world, the end of the free enterprise economy, the end of employee ownership? As usual, the biggest crisis we've ever seen. As usual doomsayers and happiness mongers as well. As usual most were surprised while many had predicted. As usual bankruptcies, scandals, even surprising frauds, some billionaires suicides.
As usual some cry for freedom while others for more regulation. As usual, many look backwards while some look forwards. Get here a long-term vision of financial crisises J anuary - Restructuring and rescuing distressed companies Bailout plans are multiplying, involving employee ownership. However, all companies cannot be saved. One year ago, it was acquired through an ESOP employee stock ownership plan for 8.
Tribune employees won't be losing anything from the company's employee ownership stock plan. However a bad story for ESOPs. What about the automotive crisis? Is employee ownership the future of automotive companies? Which future for employee ownership? This is a new big debate in the US. Both blogs give the opportunity to some of the most experienced experts to discuss the point: J anuary - Faux pas at the European Commission The recent call for proposals concerning employee ownership was corrupted.
A double complaint was addressed to the European Ombudsman. Don't down your tools but buy a slice of the action. There couldn't be a better time to start learning to love equity - owning shares and investing in business It is counter-intuitive but with the stock market at rock bottom, this is a great moment for the British worker to swap being a wage slave for owning shares through employee share schemes or investing on the stock market.
Taking part in cooperatives or partnerships could be explored too Just as we already pointed in October, it is remarkable that most debates about employee ownership are going in the same way: P anic at the European Commission Difficult time to face. Too difficult for the present European Commission, at least regarding employee ownership.
Ignorance, incompetency, what else? This has to be changed. We call for a renewed Commission with real competency in the matter. What should be done at European level to promote the development of employee ownership? Should we set up a European model? It is a general movement, involving all large companies in all countries. However, when considering the European states, it is still everyone for himself.
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E mployee ownership for all Employee ownership for all: This is the common theme linking all these articles about employee ownership in the world's press last month. Most discussions about the financial crisis, share options and executive pay. Jahrestagung der AGP e. Sind Gier und kalter Markt die bestimmenden Faktoren in unserer Gesellschaft geworden, wie vielfach behauptet wird? Sie reden nicht nur von Teilhabe, sondern sie praktizieren sie auch. Sie lassen die Gemeinde und den Fiskus genauso teilhaben wie Lieferanten, Vereine und vor allem ihre Mitarbeiter.
Auch die Politik hat reagiert und bereitet ein neues Gesetz vor. For a former Prime Minister, Maltese dockyards should be transferred to a workers' cooperative rather than to foreign ownership. Unions ask for strategic employee ownership which could even be a reason to choose Air France-KLM's offer rather than Lufthansa.
Big unions are more reluctant here than Austrian colleagues, but Pilots Union asks for significant employee ownership. Long struggle to rescue Ledar Papermaker through a new workers' coop. Compared to , employees' share in capital raised from 1. This is based on our survey of employee ownership in European companies, being now updated for year Things are not so good in Germany: Employees' share in capital appears to be unchanged in compared to 1. Things are even worst for Spain: Employees' share in capital decreased from 1. It can even be said that management and employee share ownership has become an established part of the private-equity toolkit.
May - First Annual Economic Survey of Employee Ownership in European Countries The Survey reveals that employee ownership is progressing at a quicker rate and with greater depth across Europe than expected. When considering recent trends, employee ownership is predicted to double within the next years, from currently 8. This is a sudden development in most European countries. However, some countries began earlier while others dawdled on the way. They can easily be compared to each others. Each country file can be downloaded and the full Annual Survey is now available. Most presentations and documents are now available.
Looking at all other employee ownership schemes besides ESOPs, they have some 25 millions employee owners, holding more than 1. Employee owners hold now some 1. New legislation in Slovenia On February 29, the Slovenian Parliament voted a new legislation for employee share ownership and financial participation. This is a first major change in the new Member States of the European Union. Hence this strange situation, employee share ownership expanding in the first 15 countries of the European Union, while declining in the new ones.
A quick and recent development. All European countries are involved without any exception. However, some of them began earlier while others dawdled on the way. We present the full picture in a set of graphs, so you can see what it is for each country. The meeting will be the place for the publication of the ranking of the European Employee Ownership Top for year and the full analysis of employee ownership across Europe in January - Promising year A lot of things seem promising for a new political impulse to employee ownership across Europe.
Germany is going fast to a new legislation, Austrian Government is working hard, Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker of Luxemburg launched a call some weeks ago, the new All Party Parliamentary Group on Employee Ownership is in place in UK, some new Member States seem opening doors, for instance Slovenia going to a new legislation for employee ownership in , and the next French Presidency of the European Union could be a good opportunity.
We made a presentation last month in Vienna on invitation of Vice-Chancellor Wilhelm Molderer and Minister of Economics and Labour Martin Bartenstein, comparing employee share ownership in 14 European countries. This looks a major political step for employee ownership in UK. The Group organised first a public inquiry, allowing us to express our requirements regarding employee ownership not only in UK but for the whole European Union.
The Employee Ownership Blog is dedicated to fostering an open discussion about employee ownership in the US while keeping readers informed of new developments on the legislative front and linking to relevant articles. A trade unionist in the world of employee ownership David Wheatcroft is a British trade unionist and an experienced practitioner in the employee ownership field.
He just published a new paper: Another aim of this report is to show national and local policy makers why the co-ownership model has so much to offer public services. Soon coming - The European Employee Ownership Top Last year we set up a full database of employee ownership in all widest European groups, including detailed description and history of all share-based and option schemes in each group. Our database is presently being updated for year So we'll be able to see how employee ownership evolved from to in all 27 countries of the European Union. This year the database will cover all 2.
Last year, many companies designed and launched new employee share and options plans.