In his deposition, treatment writer Barton Green, AKA "Hollis Barton", denied ever having seen or heard of Sylvia Fleener
or her work, The Omega Syndrome. He stressed over and over that his first "official" day as a "writer for hire" at
GenerX8ion Entertainment (Matthew's Company) was September 1, 1997. He stated he did not work directly on The Omega Code
until early in 1998. He did, however, talk openly in his deposition about their use of Michael Drosnin's book, The Bible
If you have read this investigative reporter's wonderful book and seen TBN's movie, you will recognize the passages
they took from it. Do you suppose they had Drosnin's permission, or do they just have bad habits?
Disclosure documents Mr. Green presented included some of his previous work. A "Rabbi" was one element
in his previous creations, however it was all about a young man growing up to become a Rabbi. Never mentions any research
that character might be involved in. More significant though is that few things he "created" in his tenure as a "writer for
hire" ever made it into the movie.
As to the samenesses identified to the court in the CLAIM, Barton Green said he
did put some of them in the first draft of the treatment. The finished product was so changed
from what he wanted to see done with his ideas, that though he needed the writer credits for his career, he would not even
allow his real name to appear in the credits, hence the pen name "Hollis Barton".
He also stated for the record that Matthew Crouch asked him to do more work for them on the sequel (Omega II or Megiddo),
but he refused. Seems someone else was always driving the boat, he ended up writing what "they" told him to and he did not
like the arrangement. Pretty evasive about who "they" were, but: "Paul Crouch is the one who...."
pause, then "The man with the gold makes the rules. That's my answer."