Pentiuk, Couvreur & Kobiljak P.C.Attorneys And Counsellors at Law
Call Us For An Initial Consultation
734-407-7193 | 773-435-9064

Director seeks compensation for alleged breach

For companies and individuals in the media and entertainment industries, strong contracts are essential. Anyone in Illinois or Michigan who is involved in these industries knows this firsthand. In many cases, a contract between a large corporation and an individual may entail payments for work that could take a long time to produce or complete. In some situations, the work is never completed and this may well happen due to a dispute between the parties that results in the cancellation of the contract.

One example of this can be seen in a case involving a famous director and the online and content giant, Amazon. The two parties apparently worked together on one program and then entered into a contract for a new movie. Since the creation of that contract, however, renewed allegations relating to sexual misconduct against the director surfaced. In addition, some professionals indicated their refusal to work with the director.

VOA News indicates that Amazon ended up cancelling the contract at least in part due to the allegations that the director sexually abused his daughter when she was a minor. The original allegations of this misconduct are quite old and originally ended up with the director not being convicted of any offenses. However, now the daughter is an adult and is making the allegations on her own.

The director indicates the allegations are false and that Amazon has breached their contract by cancelling it. He is therefore seeking damages said to be worth at least $68 million. It is not clear what steps will be taken in the case in the coming weeks or months.



No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Call Our Offices In Wyandotte, Mi And Chicago, IL

Wyandotte Office
2915 Biddle Avenue
Edelson Building
Suite 200
Wyandotte, MI 48192

Phone: 734-407-7193
Fax: 734-281-7102
Map & Directions

Chicago Office
33 North LaSalle
Suite 3350
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 773-435-9064
Fax: 773-289-0767
Map & Directions

Email Us For a Response

How Can We Help You

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

ABA Illinois State Bar Association Indiana State Bar Association Federal Bar Association State Bar of Michigan