Given the reception to the final season of Game of Thrones from many corners of the Internet (including this one), the announcement that Netflix had paid to the duo of David Benioff and D.B. Weiss at least $200M for their services came as a surprise to many.
But what does the deal really mean?
And how can our understanding of how corporations are structured help us understand why deals like this happen?
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