Good Monday morning Fans! Erin Ranahan, Andrew Jick and I just left the Los Angeles Federal Courthouse and I am happy to say our trial got moved up to January 31, 2017. So that is 3 1/2 months sooner than proposed by the parties.
That means, we could win this case and have Axanar back in production in March, 2017, Yes, we will finish Axanar!
And we should be hearing in a few weeks on Judge Klausner’s decision on our motion to dismiss. And despite a certain conspiracy nut’s claims, we expect to win at least part of that motion. (My money is on the judge dismissing at least the claim against the film Axanar, since we haven’t even begun production and so you can’t even judge a fair use defense).
Interestingly, the Judge only had two scheduling meetings on his docket and had cancelled the TEN or so hearings he had on his schedule. As Erin pointed out, this is SOP for Judge Klausner, and shoots down another crazy conspiracy theory by the same conspiracy nut.
So stay tuned for more info! With Mike Bawden flying to L.A. for planning meetings Thursday, we should have some interesting announcements in the next couple weeks.