Card Appointed UNC-TV Trustee

Science fiction author Orson Scott Card has been appointed to serve a two-year term as a trustee for UNC-TV public broadcasting network by the North Carolina state legislature. The 22-member Board of Trustees, which meets quarterly, serves as an advisory council to the Board of Governors, which holds UNC-TV’s broadcast licenses and is responsible for the organization. UNC-TV produces many hours of original broadcasting each year.

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Superman on Hold

DC has announced that it will put the Orson Scott Card penned digital Superman reboot on hold after illustrator Chris Sprouse resigned from the project. DC has come under attack for the project by fans who disagreed with Card’s publicly stated position on homosexuality and same-sex marriage. Sprouse has chosen to resign because he felt that the controversy “took away from the actual work, and that’s something [he] wasn’t comfortable with.”

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Ender’s Game Lawsuit

NIAD Management is suing Orson Scott Card for commissions due from the film and web adaptations of Ender’s Game. When Card signed with NIAD in 2006, the contract specifically noted that they would not receive commissions on the Ender’s Game film optioned by Warner Bros. When the Warners option expired in 2008, the project was shopped to other studios and NIAD claims that the exclusion clause only applies to the project made by Warners, not subsequent projects.

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Card Suffers Stroke

Orson Scott Card suffered a minor stroke on New Year’s Day. He is expected to make a full recovery and is continuing to write, but has canceled all his scheduled appearances. Card was scheduled for a book tour in support of his new novel The Lost Gate.

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