We have represented talent in numerous cases over the years. When below-the-line employees of a failed production company sued a known celebrity, claiming that the celebrity's producer's credit somehow resulted in the celebrity being liable for their unpaid wages, we prevailed at trial and defeated all their claims. When a business partner sued a known public figure for a substantial percentage of the talent's income from a collaborative project, we effectively used the Talent Agency Act to eliminate all money claims against our client. We successfully have represented talent in a lawsuit against a distributor as a result of its failure to pay DVD royalties.
We also represent talent in litigation arising from their various business ventures. We have achieved excellent results in connection with construction-related matters, real estate disputes, and fee disagreements under licensing and other contracts.
Independent Production Companies
Our original thinking and creativity have resulted in exceptional outcomes for our production company clients. When a film's investors sued an independent production company on a variety of breach of contract claims, we successfully defeated their claims at trial in their entirety. We represented another production company in obtaining the tax refunds to which it was entitled from a foreign company that provided below-the-line production services. We further have assisted production companies in satisfactorily resolving licensing disputes for their films and in arbitrating matters before various guilds.