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‘Scandal’s Scott Foley Sets Directorial Debut; Donald Faison & Nicollette Sheridan Star

By | Thursday June 13, 2013 @ 4:00pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: It’s a family affair. Scott Foley and brother-in-law Patrick Wilson are teaming up to produce Ward’s Wife starring former Scrubs star Donald Faison. The Scandal and The Goodwin Games actor’s feature directorial debut will also be produced by Mob Doctor actor James Carpinello, and Marcus Chait for their and Wilson’s Lost Rhino banner. Joe Hardesty is also a producer on Ward’s Wife. As the title suggests, the dark comedy focuses on Ward (Faison) a man who has just had enough of being emotionally and verbally beaten down by his spouse and decides to kill her to free himself. Written by the Felicity alum, Ward’s Wife also stars Foley’s real life sister-in-law and Wilson’s spouse Dagmara Dominczyk as Ward’s wife. Nicollette Sheridan will also be appearing in Ward’s Wife. This is Sheridan’s first film role since her wrongful termination suit against ABC and Desperate Housewives ended in a mistrial on March 2012. Foley, Insidious’ Wilson, Carpinello as well as Marika Dominczyk, Amy Acker and Greg Grunberg are also in the film. Ward’s Wife is scheduled to begin production in LA later this month. Starring in the upcoming Kick-Ass 2, Faison is repped by APA and Intellectual Artists. Carpinello is repped by APA and Untitled Entertainment. Wilson is repped by CAA and Anonymous Content. Foley, who appeared in a major role in the last half of Scandal this season, is repped by ICM Partners and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

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UPDATE: UTA & ‘Scrubs’ Star Donald Faison Settle Unpaid Commissions Lawsuit

By | Saturday May 11, 2013 @ 2:53pm PDT

UPDATE, 2:53 PM:  United Talent Agency and Donald Faison have settled their dispute over $73,000 in unpaid commissions. The former Scrubs actor supposedly had no idea that he owed his former agency the funds until UTA filed suit against him in LA Superior Court on May 9, sources tell me. The money was from part of Faison’s run on the NBC and later ABC comedy plus the $60,000 fee he received from The Law pilot back in 2010. After being informed about the case, Faison contacted UTA yesterday and paid up the full amount immediately. Unsurprisingly, the actor also fired his business manager over the matter. UTA will withdraw its seven claim complaint against Faison next week, I’m told. 

PREVIOUSLY; THURSDAY PM: UTA wants ex-client Donald Faison to pay up. Seeking $73,000 in damages, the agency today filed a seven claim complaint (read it here) in LA Superior Court against the former Scrubs actor for unpaid commissions. “UTA represented Donald Faison as an actor for nearly a decade during which time UTA negotiated a lucrative deal for Faison to perform on the hit series Scrubs, which he has appeared on since 2001. Faison paid commissions due to UTA through part of Scrubs season 9, and then, for no reason whatsoever, suddenly stopped making payments.  Faison … Read More »

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