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It producer files breach of contract claim against Warner Bros.

Posted by William J. Cook | Jul 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

While new movies hit the silver screens every week, in some cases, it could take years or even decades for a popular movie to receive the go-ahead for a remake or sequel. While many individuals in Florida may be excited to view a long-awaited sequel of their favorite show or movie, others might not be as happy or content with the decisions of the creators. A producer of the original miniseries “It” has recently filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Warner Bros. after the release of the movie and scheduled release of its sequel.

The incident reportedly stems from a television miniseries named It that aired in 1990. According to the lawsuit, two of the producers of the miniseries signed a deal with Warner Bros. that would guarantee them rights to participate with any sequels or remakes of the content. However, while one of the producers has already passed away, the other claims that he was denied involvement in the recent release of the movie It.

The man asserts that the terms of his contract stated that he would be entitled to 10% of the profits from any remakes or sequels to the series. He also claims that Warner Bros. already owes him as much as $1 million from the original show. He has since filed a lawsuit, accusing the company of breach of contract, and is seeking an unspecified amount in restitution.

With a great deal at stake, individuals who encounter a breach of contract may wish to take every possible measure to protect their legal rights and business interests. Upon encountering such a dispute, a person could choose to retain the services of an attorney for guidance on how best to prepare for what comes next. An attorney in Florida can provide a client with guidance on what to expect from the process, and assist him or her in pursuing the full amount of restitution entitled through the proper outlets.

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William J. Cook

William J. Cook represents clients in matters involving business litigation and commercial and employment disputes, securities litigation, insurance, personal injury. Mr. Cook's peers have awarded him with the highest possible rating of AV-Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell, which speak...


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