Another successful creative from beyond the US borders.
Members of a Native American tribe unsuccessfully sued ‘Out of the Furnace’ for defamation. How far does the First Amendment protect filmmakers?
Check out this Complex Video of a man suing the biggest stars in urban music.
Certain producers won a small battle in the dispute surrounding the upcoming Godzilla feature film being produced by Legendary Pictures.
Legendary moved to compel arbitration, citing a clause in an unexecuted draft of an agreement. The CA Appeals court refused to compel arbitration based on the fact that the draft agreement had not been executed, despite containing a binding arbitration clause.
If I had to guess, the producers will be offered a healthy sum of money to put this one behind them. The lesson to be learned, make sure you get signed documents.
Catch the full article here: http://hosdi.eu/1f3OIio
Another client on Complex!
Check out Avriel’s video … pretty excited about her future.
Azealia Begs her label, Universal, to release her so she may sign with Sony …
Claude Robinson is $4MM richer, thanks to the high court in Canada.
The short of the story is that Claude pitched an animated educational children show that contained elements of the “Robinson Crusoe” story, which was originally published in 1719.
The production companies who received the pitch later produced a show that, according to the Canadian courts, was substantially similar and contained elements that warranted protection despite Claude’s project having been based on a property that is based on a property that is within the public domain.
For a further explanation, see the full article HERE.
Frank Darabont has slapped AMC with a bombshell lawsuit alleging that the cable channel breached his contract and deprived him of tens of millions of dollars in profits from the hit series by making a sweetheart deal licensing the show to itself.
- Frank Darabont (en.wikipedia.org)
- Why Yes, Frank Darabont Is Still Pretty Angry Over The Whole Walking Dead Firing Thing (themarysue.com)
- Frank Darabont Doesn’t Think Much of AMC These Days (dreadcentral.com)
- Frank Darabont Slams AMC Over ‘The Walking Dead’ (huffingtonpost.com)