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‘Spring Breakers’ Producers Slapped With $1.3M Lawsuit By Early Investor

DJP LEGAL BADGESpring break is over, but the party hasn’t stopped for Spring Breakers. No, I’m not talking about the proposed sequel of sorts that Wild Bunch reportedly is bringing to Cannes this year. Instead, today an early investor in the Harmony Korine-directed 2013 bacchanalia has spring breakerssued the producers for at least $1.39 million in damages over profits and monies due from the pic.On or about February 16, 2012, Walker entered into a written contract with SBLLC (Spring Breakers LLC) whereby Walker put up $700,000.00 in financing for Spring Breakers in exchange for certain rights, including without limitation certain repayment and credit rights,” claims the 26-page Breach of Written Contract complaint (read it here) from Wicks Walker and his Division Films. The complaint names as defendants producers Chris Hanley and Jordan Gertner and their Muse Productions from the movie starring James Franco and Selena Gomez.

Related: James Franco’s Former Biz Management’s Countersuit “Will Be Shut Down Quickly”, Says Plaintiffs’ Attorney

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‘Spring Breakers’ Helmer Harmony Korine Sets Next Pic With John Lesher And DCM Productions

By | Monday March 18, 2013 @ 4:23pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Spring Breakers helmer Harmony Korine, on the verge of having his first breakout hit after a most eclectic career, has made a deal for his next film to be produced by John Lesher’s Le Grisbi Productions and DCM Productions. Spring Breakers will open wide this week through A24 after garnering a huge per-screen average in limited release, starring James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson and the director’s wife, Rachel Korine.

The title and log line of the new film are under wraps, but I’ve heard it involves a multi-generational family of criminals in the South. Spring Breakers producer Charles-Marie Anthonioz will also produce the film. This is likely to be Korine’s next directorial effort, but he is also developing projects with Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures; she bought Spring Breakers at Toronto last fall. Korine’s new jail-bait sex kittenesque heist film seems to finally have delivered on the commercial promise he showed with his early breakout film, Kids. Some of his follow-ups, including Trash Humpers, you could imagine David Lynch watching and going, “What the hell? This is really out there.” Lesher has long been a Korine supporter; he was his agent for many years at UTA and then Endeavor, before he took the top job at Paramount and then became a producer. Read More »

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Harmony Korine’s ‘Spring Breakers’ Gets Spring Release From A24 And Annapurna

By | Thursday November 15, 2012 @ 9:18am PST
Mike Fleming

NEW YORK (November 15, 2012) – The highly anticipated SPRING BREAKERS will receive a Spring 2013 nationwide theatrical release courtesy of A24 and Annapurna Pictures. The film stars Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, and Rachel Korine as four college coeds willing to do anything to have their dream Spring Break. Film also features rap star Gucci Mane, introduces the ATL Twins, and has an incredible scene-stealing turn by Academy-Award nominee, James Franco. The film is written and directed by acclaimed provocateur Harmony Korine (KIDS, GUMMO) and prominently features an original score by Cliff Martinez and Skrillex.

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Toronto: Annapurna Buys Harmony Korine’s ‘Spring Breakers’

Mike Fleming

LOS ANGELES (September 4, 2012) – Annapurna Pictures announced today that they have purchased the U.S distribution rights to Harmony Korine’s new film, SPRING BREAKERS, the American college pop-culture and music-fueled story following the adventure of four young girls gone wild on spring break. Additional distribution information will be revealed at a later date. Annapurna’s Megan Ellison is also included as an Executive Producer on the film.

Written and directed by Harmony Korine, the film stars James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine, Heather Morris, and Gucci Mane, and is produced by Chris Hanley, Jordan Gertner, David Zander and Charles-Marie Anthonioz. Music talent involved with scoring the film includes Cliff Martinez and Skrillex, with Randall Poster serving as music supervisor.

As part of the main competition, the film will receive its worldwide premiere at the Venice Film Festival on Tuesday, September 5th followed by a North American premiere set for Friday, September 7th at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Presented by Annapurna Pictures and HERO, who developed and financed the film in collaboration with MUSE Productions, SPRING BREAKERS tells the story of four sexy college girls as they plan to fund their spring break getaway by burglarizing a fast food shack. But that’s only the beginning… At a motel room rager, fun reaches its legal limit and the girls are arrested and taken to jail. Hungover and clad only in bikinis, the girls appear before a judge but are

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