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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com
 Subject: Re: JMS: Re: Babylon 5 Universe Novels?
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 10/19/2005 9:07:41 PM  

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Jan wrote:
>
> Hopefully if any of this contradicts what JMS has seen on his statements, he'll
> let us know. At any rate, this concludes the 'more than anybody *ever* wanted
> to know about Accounting' portion of tonight's entertainment. ;-)
>

Your analysis is essentially correct. WB can take 30% of all B5 income
right off the top as "overhead," and subject the remaining 70% to their
net formula, which is constructed such that if a set on a small movie
burns down in Botswana, they can bill the costs against B5...so that
the series will never, ever show a profit.

I ain't the first in this position, and sadly, I won't be the last.

jms

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