‘Pawn Stars’ Former Agents Sue A&E, History Channel & Michael Camacho

By | Tuesday December 11, 2012 @ 7:06pm PST

UPDATE: In response, Michael Camacho tells Deadline: “I was in charge of unscripted television at UTA when his agency signed several of the principal characters of Pawn Stars. I have never met or spoken to the former agents or the clients and was unaware of any claim.”

The former agents of the stars of History’s Pawn Stars today sued the network, executives Nancy Dubac and Mary Donahue, A&E and former UTA agent Michael Camacho for allegedly poaching their clients. Citing $5 million in lost commissions and damages (read complaint here), Venture IAB claims that it set up Pawn Stars’ Richard B. Harrison, Richard K. Harrison, Richard C. Harrison and Austen Russell on the reality show. The agents say they signed the group as clients in 2007 and again in 2009. Pawn Stars debuted on History on July 19, 2009. It was not long after that things started to go sour between the staff of Las Vegas’ World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop and their agents. “In or about January 2010, the Harrisons and Russell terminated the Agency agreements, and thereafter entered into agency contracts with Michael Camacho and UTA. As a result of the intentional interference with the Agency Agreements, Plaintiff has lost millions of dollars of income,” says the complaint. Venture IAB claims it’s “entitled to 10% of all compensation received by the Harrisons and Russell” from Pawn Stars.

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Michael Camacho Resigns From UTA

By | Monday October 8, 2012 @ 1:16pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Camacho, United Talent Agency partner and head of the agency’s alternative department, has resigned from UTA after five years and is leaving agenting. The move comes two weeks after Camacho’s former client, reality television producer Scott … Read More »

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