Nu Image Sues Overture Films For Potential Millions Over “Sparse” Accounting

By | Tuesday December 18, 2012 @ 6:59pm PST

Nu Image today filed a lawsuit against shuttered Overture Films for what could be millions in unpaid proceeds from a trio of films. The films noted in the complaint (read it here) are 2010′s Brooklyn’s Finest, the 2008 Robert De Niro and Al Pacino movie Righteous Kill and 2008′s Mad Money starring Diane Keaton and Queen Latifah. Nu Image says that they and Brooklyn’s Finest Distribution inked deals with Overture for exclusive distribution rights for the films “in the United States and its territories for 20 years.” Noting that all three seemed to make good money theatrically and in home entertainment, the complaint alleges Breach of contract, the Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing, Accounting and Declaratory Relief. Nu Image says that they have consistently received “sparse and oblique” participation statements from Overture and their then affiliate Starz Media. “Plaintiffs are informed and believe, and there on allege, that Defendant received or will  receive  monies,  property  or  other  benefits in  connection exploitation of the Licensed Pictures, of which a percentage is due to Plaintiffs. Read More »

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Geoffrey Ammer Resigns From Relativity Media–After Only Six Months On The Job

Mike Fleming

What is going on with Relativity Media? Less than six months after Ryan Kavanaugh announced with great fanfare the arrival of Geoffrey Ammer as president of worldwide marketing, Ammer is gone.

Ammer formally resigned today. His job will be taken by Peter Adee, who had been Overture’s president of worldwide marketing … Read More »

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Relativity Takes Over Overture from Starz

UPDATES Starz Pushes McGurk And Rosett Out Of Overture

LOS ANGELES – JULY 23, 2010 – Relativity Media will take over the distribution and marketing operations

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Overture Duo Were Fired By Blackberry

My pal Claudia Eller has a funny little scoop on the LA Times website about how Starz chief Chris Albrecht made a Blackberry mistake that led to Chris McGurk and Danny Rosett’s exit from Overture. (So I gotta ask: is this why moguls like Alan Horn and Ron Meyer refuse … Read More »

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Starz Pushes McGurk And Rosett Out Of Overture As Chris Albrecht Takes Control

overture2Enough is enough is enough. Starz topper Chris Albrecht at first was just going to shut down Overture and its home video arm Anchor Bay. (Founded in November 2006, Overture Films has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Starz LLC, which is … Read More »

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EXCLUSIVE Hot Trailer: ‘Let Me In’

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