Sony Pictures Sued by 'Wild Oats' Financier

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Impex Enterprises claims Sony is refusing to make required payments. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Hollywood Docket: 'Hacksaw Ridge' Financier Beats One Defamation Suit As Another Is Filed

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Plus, developments in a 'Snowden' financing lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

U.S. Government's Seizure of Music Publishing Assets Draws Malaysian Financier's Family

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Jho Low's relatives want a chance to challenge the Justice Department's biggest kleptocracy case. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online

Relativity Bankruptcy: Financier Wants Cap on Residuals, Profit Participation Payments

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Manchester Securities argues debtors haven't demonstrated necessity. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Relativity's Ryan Kavanaugh Demands Financier Be Sanctioned

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The company that loaned Relativity funds for film distribution is said to have hit the "rare trifecta" of bringing a lawsuit that is meritless, undertaken to harass and asserting false statements. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Relativity Bankruptcy: Financier Seeks to Sell 'Masterminds,' 'Kidnap' to Other Film Studios

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RKA Film Financing asks for the right to enter Relativity's premises and take possession of films used as collateral to secure a P&A loan. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online Halle Berry Kristen Wiig Relativity Media Ryan Kavanaugh Masterminds

Relativity's Ryan Kavanaugh, Film Financier Duke It Out In New Lawsuits

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RKA Film Financing calls the Relativity CEO a "con man" in its second lawsuit against him; Relativity claims the backer is trying to disrupt talks with new investors. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Home Movies Business THR Online Relativity Media Ryan Kavanaugh

Latest Hollywood Cyber-Whodunnit: Who's Hacking 'Wolf of Wall Street' Financiers (and Why?)

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It's not getting Sony headlines, but there's bizarre intrigue behind the Red Granite hacking, with late-night phone calls, possible physical surveillance and speculation that its co-founder's step-father, Malaysia's prime minister, may have embezzled $700 million. read more. THR, Esq.

Financial Hardship for Samuel L. Jackson? How Celebrities Get Out of Jury Duty

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The potential for distraction or influence generally does not convince judges to dismiss celebrities, says Los Angeles litigator John Gatti. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Culture Business THR Online January Jones Samuel L. Jackson

SNAFU: Poor Quality Reporting on Pandora Financials

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Even the so-called business press doesn’t seem to be able to look past one item on Pandora’s financials: royalties. (Or We’ll have more on the quirky CRB decision shortly, but let’s get something out of the way about the reporting. Or as Pandora defines it, “content acquisition costs).).

Class action claims Disney stiffed financial analysts on overtime

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Thirty-six financial analysts and contract researchers. By Matthew Belloni EXCLUSIVE: Some of the Disney employees who make sure A-list stars get paid accurately by the studio are now suing claiming—yes, you guessed it—that they weren't paid accurately by the studio.

'Birdman' Financier Worldview: Anatomy of a Cannes Implosion

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Christopher Woodrow, CEO of film-financing player Worldview, made a splash last year as an amfAR sponsor with Oscar contender 'Birdman' on the way. Then came charges of embezzlement, an email where he falsely said a colleague had died — and litigation. Lots of it. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq.

'Hacksaw Ridge' Financier Claims Chinese Credit Snub Led to Defamation Suit

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A court will decide if statements made in China are covered by California's statute protecting First Amendment activity. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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Appeal Court Rules Fox Can Keep Financier's Investment In Film Slate

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edit@hollywoodreporter.com (Eriq Gardner) A co-financier of a slate of Fox teen comedies couldn't pay up in full and has just lost in court in an attempt to recover the money it did put up.

Lexis Launches ‘Practice Advisor’ for Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy

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Leana Fisher was an associate in the financial restructuring practice group at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius the first time a partner asked her to draft a reorganization plan for a debtor. This financial restructurings module is the second.

EXCLUSIVE: Film Musicians Sue for Access to Spyglass Financials

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Eriq Gardner Spyglass is accused of failing to open up its financial books on 15 films, allegedly violating labor agreement. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business

'Just Friends' Financier to Recover $3.4 Million After Tax Credit Money Goes Missing

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Eriq Gardner The foreign sales agent on the 2005 comedy starring Ryan Reynolds is on the financial hook after a late Oscar-winning producer mysteriously absconds with Canadian tax credit money.

Sly Stone's Financial Downfall Detailed in Court Ruling

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The psychedelic funk superstar alleged that in 1989, he was induced into giving up much of his song royalties by a manager and attorney fueling his drug addictions. Sony Music and Warner Music won''t have to pay for that. read more. Music THR, Esq

Film Financier Sues 20th Century Fox Over Mysterious Investment (Exclusive)

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Eriq Gardner Here's what happens when the co-financier of a slate of Fox films can't pay up in full. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Business

What Beyonce, Ashton Kutcher and Stars Can Do About Hacked Financial Data (Analysis)

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From threatening to sue a credit agency for negligence to sending a defamation warning to the media, Hollywood has options -- though limited ones -- in controlling the spread of personal information. read more. The Business Music Movies THR, Esq. Tech Business

'Wolf of Wall Street' Financier Red Granite Now Facing Malaysians in Racketeering Lawsuit

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A putative class action alleges that Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland knew the company's money was derived from illegal activity. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Film Financiers Fighting Over Lost 'Black Swan' Opportunity

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Eriq Gardner Overnight demands $10 million from former president. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies

Fox, James Cameron Ordered to Share Secret 'Avatar' Financials in Idea Theft Lawsuit

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Cameron is working to defeat a plaintiff who allegedly pitched him in 1991 on a movie about a struggle between an evil mining conglomerate and an indigenous tribe. read more. The Business Movies THR, Esq. Business

YouTube Creates Financial Incentive for Counternotices that Profit YouTube

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And hasn’t YouTube just created a financial incentive for infringers to file counternotifications regardless of the merits if they know that the money will keep coming in after this hiccup of ContentID is pushed to the side? You knew it was coming.

'Motor City' Producers Face Lawsuits from Gerard Butler, Film Financier

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The suspension of an Albert Hughes film causes the lead actor and a finance company that made a bridge loan to attempt the collection of allegedly owed money. read more. Gerard Butler Movies THR, Esq. Business

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Richard Linklater Sued by Financier Claiming to Have Been Cut Out of 'Everybody Wants Some'

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Erik Gordon says he reached a deal to finance the Linklater film and that Paramount's rights were concealed from him. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Modern VideoFilm Founder Ramps Up Legal Fight Against Financier

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Moshe Barkat has rebooted his $100 million lawsuit against Medley Capital, which he says destroyed his life's work by running the company he founded into the ground. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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Weinstein Co. Financiers Get Out of 'Escape From Planet Earth' Lawsuit (Exclusive)

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Tony Leech and Brian Inerfeld alleged that the Weinsteins had "sabotaged" their film by running up a big bill and then going outside for fresh capital. The source of that outside money can now rest easy. read more. The Business Escape from Planet Earth Movies THR, Esq. The Weinstein Company Busines

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Film Financier Hounds Sales Agent Ruled to Have Misappropriated Revenue

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Green-Light International must transfer more than $400,000 pronto, demands the backer of a Pierce Brosnan film. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Morgan Spurlock Sues Financier for Backing Out of NASCAR Documentary

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Broad Green Pictures is alleged to have represented that the film was "greenlit" only to repudiate a contract halfway through shooting. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Purported Film Financier Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges

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Former Preston Waters CEO Nicholas Mussolini faces years in jail and must pay restitution to various companies he defrauded. read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Business

New York Post Denied in Attempt to Access Uma Thurman Financial Information

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Eriq Gardner Judge denies NY Post's prying in Kenneth Star scandal read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies

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FBI Accuses Purported Film Financier With Running 'Ponzi-Type Fraud Scheme' (Exclusive)

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Nicholas Mussolini, the head of a company that once promised hundreds of millions of dollars to fund 10 to 15 film projects a year, is now facing up to 30 years in prison. read more. The Business Movies THR, Esq. Business

Discovery Accused of Taking Advantage of Financial Crimes to Steal TLC's 'The Little Couple'

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LMNO also says that last week, Discovery sent notices of termination for other reality shows including "7 Little Johnstons," "Killer Confessions," "Speaking For The Dead," "Unusual Suspects" and "Hollywood & Crime" read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Time Warner Shareholder Sues to Stop AT&T Merger

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The lawsuit contends that failure to provide financials under generally accepted accounting principles is unacceptable. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Vizio Files Fraud Lawsuit Against China's LeEco After $2 Billion Merger Fails

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The TV manufacturer alleges LeEco concocted a "secret plan" to create a false impression it was financially healthy and to steal information about customers.

Alyssa Milano Files $10 Million Fraud Lawsuit Against Ex-Business Managers

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The actress is the latest star to say the people she trusted to manage her money led her to financial ruin. read more. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Online

Jon Lovitz Lawsuit Claims Partner Pushed L.A. Comedy Club Into 'Financial Disarray' (Exclusive)

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The former "SNL" star alleges his club's manager stole more than $100,000 and caused the club to fail and cost him $1.5 million. read more. The Business THR, Esq. Jon Lovitz Business

Amber Heard-Johnny Depp Drama Continues With Disagreement Over Donation to Charity

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Heard says her ex is trying to cut his financial liability in half by cashing in on tax deductions. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Amber Heard Johnny Depp

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Ryan Kavanaugh Hit With Fraud Suit From Hedge Fund Investor

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Carey Metz says Kavanaugh lied about Relativity's financial condition to land a loan. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online