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Is screenwriter Chris Morgan the luckiest person in Hollywood right now?

Morgan started off as the writer of the 2004 thriller Cellular but his career really goes to Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift and since has written 5 Fast movies (with Fast 9 being #6) as well as Hobbs and Shaw. He's also has executive producing credits on 6, 7 and 8 (and probably 9) and a producing credit on H&S, also wouldn't surprise me he'll be involved in some way with the female spin-off.

Side question, do the original writers (Gary Scott Thompson especially since he still gets a characters by credit) behind The Fast and the Furious get residuals of some sort?
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Re: Is screenwriter Chris Morgan the luckiest person in Hollywood right now?

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Re: Is screenwriter Chris Morgan the luckiest person in Hollywood right now?

What are you basing it on? Box Office of his films? As a writer, he gets paid per script by whatever his agent can command for him. But WGA base scale isn't much. And he's no Joe Eszterhas. As an executive producer, he probably gets a base salary plus incentives/profit sharing. But as far as success, is he winning any awards?

Here's what the low end of WGA has as scale. https://www.wga.org/uploadedFiles/contracts/min2017.pdf

Now, understand that a writer and his agent can make whatever deal they want that the studio is willing to accept. Which is why Eszterhas used to command a $4M script in the form of Jade.

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Re: Is screenwriter Chris Morgan the luckiest person in Hollywood right now?

Who the fuck is he?
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Re: Is screenwriter Chris Morgan the luckiest person in Hollywood right now?

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Who the fuck is he?
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Oh :head scratch:
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Re: Is screenwriter Chris Morgan the luckiest person in Hollywood right now?



This is Chris Morgan. I know screenwriters and Producers don't get much notoriety, so most of you probably have no idea who he is.

He's written 8 Fast and Furious movies, which includes Hobbs and Shaw. He also created, wrote and produced the FOX TV show Gang Related from a few years ago, which nobody watched.

some of you might know his 2008 movie Wanted with Angelina Jolie.

He was one of the lead Producers/Writers of the Universal Dark Monsters universe, but has since bailed when The Mummy flopped.

I wouldn't call him the luckiest, but he found his niche and is getting paid very well for it.
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Re: Is screenwriter Chris Morgan the luckiest person in Hollywood right now?

I would laugh at him for finding success by writing such ridiculous movies but truth is Iíve enjoyed the majority of F&F films heís written as well as Cellular and Wanted.

I dont see him winning any Academy Awards any time soon but more power to him for writing mostly fun movies for an audience who understands its not high art.
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Re: Is screenwriter Chris Morgan the luckiest person in Hollywood right now?

I haven't watched any of his shit, but aren't there lots of guys writing trash like this?
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Thread fail. I expected to see pictures of some hot wife.
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Re: Is screenwriter Chris Morgan the luckiest person in Hollywood right now?

Most writers don't get paid squat, so I'm not sure "lucky" is the right term. "Gainfully employed" is probably better.
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Re: Is screenwriter Chris Morgan the luckiest person in Hollywood right now?

"Luckiest"

Successful? Sure. Luckiest? Probably Steve Zahn.
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Re: Is screenwriter Chris Morgan the luckiest person in Hollywood right now?

His films are just dreadful, but it is remarkable how he took a franchise that was sort of sunk (Tokyo Drift was like the most specious, unneeded sequel ever) and moved it into a complete other direction. What started as a movie about underground street racing became a sort of heist genre international action franchise.

Itís really a one of a kind maneuver.
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Re: Is screenwriter Chris Morgan the luckiest person in Hollywood right now?

I'm gonna go with the guy who just got engaged to Jennifer Lawrence

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