The production team behind the Star Trek fan film Axanar released some good news today: they have come up with a resolution with CBS films that will see production on Axanar going forward.
For those not in the loop, CBS and Paramount sued Axanar over its use of the Star Trek property. Today, that lawsuit officially ends as the two parties have now come to an agreement. The terms stipulate that Axanar Productions can continue showing Prelude to Axanar commercial-free on YouTube and will allow development to continue on the Axanar feature film as two 15-minute segments commercial-free on YouTube.
This is not only a win for Axanar, but for other fan film properties, as well. This sets a good precedent for other fan productions going forward.
“For the next sixty days, Axanar Productions will be working through some final legal requirements requiring immediate attention,” reads the official statement from Axanar Productions. “In addition, there are several pre-production issues that need to be re-visited before we can begin principal photography on our project.
“Axanar Productions was created by lifelong Star Trek fans to celebrate their love for Star Trek. Alec Peters and the Axanar team look forward to continuing to share the Axanar story and are happy to work within the Guidelines for Fan Films for future projects.
“Throughout this process, we will continue communicating with our fans and backers to ensure they are informed and involved until we reach completion of the production.”