Paramount Sued Over Score for Upcoming Renee Zellweger Film

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The Business Movies Music Business THR Online Paramount Renee Zellweger LaborThe American Federation of Musicians says the studio lied to complete the scoring of 'Same Kind of Different as Me' in Slovakia. read more. THR, Esq.

Paramount Beats Musicians Guild in Lawsuit Over Outsourcing Film Scores

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The Business Movies Music Business THR Online Paramount Pictures AFM LaborA judge figures out the meaning of "producer" and "employer" in Hollywood. read more. THR, Esq.

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Paramount Fails to Deflect Home Video Royalties Lawsuit

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Movies Movies Business THR Online NBCUniversal Paramount Universal PicturesColin Higgins Productions recently won $26 million in a similar clash with Universal. read more. THR, Esq.

Paramount Loses Latest Bid to Revive Lawsuit Against Dissatisfied Investors

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The investors had unsuccessfully asserted fraud before Paramount went on the counteroffensive. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

Paramount Sues For Ownership of Fellini's 'La Dolce Vita' (Exclusive)

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Movies Movies Paramount PicturesEriq Gardner Who owns Fellini's 1960 masterpiece? A new lawsuit spans 50 years of international film history in search of an answer. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq.

Paramount Settles Big Film Slate Lawsuit (Exclusive)

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An asset management company accused Paramount of cheating profit participants on its 1990s blockbusters. In response, Paramount blamed JPMorgan for making a secret deal to get out of "risk-free" loans. The Business Paramount Movies THR Online THR, Esq. read more. Business

Paramount Hit With $10 Million Video Game Lawsuit

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Movies Movies Tech Business Paramount PicturesA Swedish gaming company says the studio shut down its digital entertainment division and walked away from a co-production deal on games. read more. THR, Esq.

Mario Puzo Estate Wants To Cancel 'The Godfather' Contract with Paramount in Countersuit

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Eriq Gardner Controversy erupted after the estate of Mario Puzo had plans to license a new book sequel without Paramount's blessing. Paramount wanted a war, and they’re going to get one," says estate attorney Bert Fields. The Business Movies Business Mario Puzo Paramount Pictures The Godfatherread more. THR, Esq.

Paramount Alleges JPMorgan-Led Financial Conspiracy (Exclusive)

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The Business Paramount Movies THR, Esq. According to explosive new court documents, the largest bank in the United States thought it was making "risk-free" loans to fund major films, and when that turned out to be wrong, a secret deal was made to cause trouble for the studio. read more. Business

Paramount Pictures Settles Big Film Slate Lawsuit (Exclusive)

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An asset management company accused Paramount of cheating profit participants on its 1990s blockbusters. In response, Paramount blamed JPMorgan for making a secret deal to get out of "risk-free" loans. The Business Paramount Movies THR Online THR, Esq. read more. Business

Anheuser-Busch Asks Paramount to Remove Budweiser From 'Flight'

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The Business Home Paramount Pictures THR, Esq. The film's alcoholic lead character, played by Denzel Washington, drinks the beer while driving a car. Is it a fair use? read more. Flight

Paramount Strikes Back at Melrose 2 Finance Partner (Exclusive)

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The Business Movies Business Paramount Pictures Mission: Impossible 3 TransformersEriq Gardner Melrose 2, a financing entity that backed 29 films, is claiming massive fraud. The dispute is now the center of bicoastal litigation. read more. THR, Esq.

John Singleton Sues Paramount for $20 Million Over 'Hustle and Flow' Deal

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Movies Movies John Singleton Paramount Pictures AbductionMatthew Belloni The filmmaker claims the studio backed out of a deal to make two movies in exchange for rights to the 2005 hit. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq.

Paramount, John Singleton Settle 'Hustle & Flow' Litigation (Exclusive)

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The Business Home Paramount Pictures THR, Esq. The director/producer sued the studio and MTV Films for allegedly breaching a promise made at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival to "put" two additional features. read more. John Singleton Business

Paramount Fights Investors' Fraud Lawsuit Over Big Film Slate

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The Business Paramount Movies THR Online THR, Esq. The studio says they weren''t the source of any misrepresentations over films including "Mean Girls," "The Manchurian Candidate" and "The Stepford Wives." read more. Mean Girls Business

Investors Attack How Paramount Calculates Damages in Film Finance Lawsuit

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The Business Paramount Movies THR Online THR, Esq. The dispute concerns 25 films, including ''Mean Girls'' and ''The Manchurian Candidate,'' but could go further read more. Mean Girls Business

Paramount Investors Target Viacom Revenue in Amended Lawsuit (Exclusive)

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Investors in the Melrose 2 film slate claim fraud in the way Paramount has treated revenue from "Dreamgirls," "Flag of Our Fathers" and "Transformers." The Business Paramount Pictures Movies THR, Esq. read more. Business

Paramount to Sue JPMorgan Over Alleged Financial Conspiracy (Exclusive)

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The Business Paramount Pictures Movies THR, Esq. The studio believes the banking giant made a secret deal in order to recover money on "risk free" loans on 25 films including "The Truman Show," "Face/Off" and "Runaway Bride." read more. Business

Paramount Responds to Massive Fraud Lawsuit, Claims Finance Partner 'Ignores the True Facts'

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Movies Movies Paramount PicturesMatthew Belloni Melrose 2, a financing entity that backed 29 films, sued on Tuesday claiming fraud and breach of contract. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq.

CBS, Paramount Settle Lawsuit Over 'Star Trek' Fan Film

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A deal comes as the the studios were prepared to head to an unexplored copyright galaxy at trial on Jan. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Paramount Asks Judge to Toss John Singleton's Fraud Claim in 'Hustle and Flow' Lawsuit

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The Business Movies Business John Singleton Paramount Pictures Hustle and FlowEriq Gardner In response to the director's suit in October, the studio has filed court papers aiming to show that no fraud was committed. read more. THR, Esq.

Paramount, John Singleton Set for 'Hustle and Flow' Trial

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The Business Paramount Pictures Movies THR, Esq. Director-producer will attempt to show the studio reneged on an agreement on two films, including a Spike Lee-directed concert film starring Tracy Morgan. read more. John Singleton Business

Paramount Gets Mixed Rulings in Legal Cases Over 'La Dolce Vita,' 'Johnny Come Lately'

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The Business Movies Business Paramount PicturesEriq Gardner The studio has gotten news both bad and good in cases involving its exploitation of old motion pictures. read more. THR, Esq.

Lawsuit Claims Paramount Stole 'Paranormal Activity 4' Ideas from Pitch Meeting

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Paramount Pictures Movies THR, Esq. Filmmaker Michael Costanza claims the studio and two producers used concepts he submitted in 2010 for the hit 2012 horror movie read more. Paranormal Activity 4 Business

Content Partners Sues Paramount

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Marc Cuban's Content Partners is suing Paramount Pictures for millions over what it alleges is breach of contract and fraud stemming from unpaid profits on various films such as "The Truman Show" and "A Civil Action," according to The Hollywood

Paramount Grounds 'Top Gun' Tweeter

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The maverick user, who began posting the film one frame at a time last week, was suspended from the social media platform after the studio objected. read more. Top Gun Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Tech Business

Paramount Slams Opposing Lawyers in Film Investment Lawsuit

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The Business Paramount Movies THR Online THR, Esq. In a legal war over such films as "Mean Girls" and "The Manchurian Candidate," the studio tells the judge about "careless copying and pasting" and inconsistent plaintiff witness testimony. read more. Mean Girls Business

Paramount, Mario Puzo Estate Settle 'Godfather' Lawsuit

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Deal comes after judge refused to allow Paramount's "Godfather" contract to be cancelled. read more. Movies THR, Esq. Business

Marc Cuban company sues Paramount for millions

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By Matthew Belloni EXCLUSIVE: Paramount has been sued for tens of millions of dollars by the Mark Cuban-backed entity that represents money behind 25 movies released in the 1990s. Content Partners, the Cuban-affiliated company that manages Hollywood profit participation revenue.

Paramount Settles Massive Fraud Lawsuit with Finance Partner (Exclusive)

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The Business Paramount Pictures Movies THR, Esq. Financiers who put up $375 million for such films as "Mission Impossible 3" and "Transformers" via the Melrose II slate alleged they hadn't seen a dollar of profits. read more. Business

Paramount: piracy has advanced from 'geek to sleek'

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By Eriq Gardner Last month, we wrote about Paramount COO Frederick Huntsberry's effort to keep his presentation to the FCC off the internet for fear of promoting piracy. Now, Paramount has sent. The speech was promptly pirated and posted online.

Musicians Guild Sues Warner Bros, MGM, Paramount Over Film Scores

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AFM says the score for "Interstellar" was out of its world — but not in a good way. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Music Business THR Online Labor

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Paramount's Response To Anti-Piracy Bill Backlash

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Surprised by the discontent over SOPA and PIPA, Paramount Studios is inviting dozens of law professors to engage in discussions about copyright law and piracy with it. The studio has sent letters to the academics, asking them to invite reps

$20 million Lawsuit Drags Paramount Into War Between Film Producers

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Eriq Gardner Paramount dragged into decade-long dispute over rights to several films. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies

Paramount Investors Suffer Setback in Big Film Slate Lawsuit

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In advance of a hearing next week, a judge tentatively tosses some of the claims that Melrose 2 financiers are alleging over the money behind "Transformers" and other Paramount films. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business

Lawsuit Claims Paramount Pictures Is Shorting Producers on New Media Profits

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Middle Pictures claims Paramount's activity is a "systematic scheme designed to deprive content providers of their rightful profit participation." read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Paramount (Almost) Beats 'Wolf of Wall Street' Defamation Lawsuit

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Stratton Oakmont alum Andrew Greene alleges that one of the film's characters was based on him. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Paramount's Partial Win In "La Dolce Vita" Suit

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After a drawn-out battle, Paramount Pictures has won a partial victory in a copyright suit against International Media over the ownership of the iconic film La Dolce Vita. Paramount had asserted ownership and copyright infringement against the other company and

Author Michael Connelly claims Paramount inflated movie development costs

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By Matthew Belloni EXCLUSIVE: Best-selling author Michael Connelly has sued Paramount Pictures, alleging the studio sat on film rights to two novels for 15 years then improperly inflated costs when Connelly tried to buy the rights back. The complaint, filed.

George Lopez sues Paramount for concert DVD profits

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By Eriq Gardner Comedian, actor and talk show host George Lopez has sued Paramount for more than $700,000 in money he says is owed from a comedy concert entitled "Why You Crying." The concert, which premiered on Showtime in 2004, Tags: Accounting Litigation Television

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Paramount Says 'Star Trek' Fan Film Lawsuit Lives On

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In the lawsuit over "Axanar," the studio acknowleges statements about a settlement, but tell a judge that claims remain pending. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Paramount Threatened with Malicious Prosecution Over Conspiracy Claim

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Responding to Paramount''s allegations of a financial conspiracy, Hollywood power lawyer Marty Singer has a warning for investors. "If If co-financiers want to make deals with Paramount, this is what is going to happen," he says. read more. The Business Movies THR, Esq. Business

Judge Allows Investor Lawsuit Against Paramount to Continue

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Eriq Gardner Several investment institutions that put up money for Paramount's first Melrose slate of films, including 'War of the Worlds,' 'Mean Girls,' and 'Mission Impossible II,' can go forward with claims that the studio's "risk mitigation techniques" were baloney.