Hollywood folk all have managers and agents, and they give them big cuts from the pay bonanzas. And because the money can be so great, legal disputes are commonplace.
Men in Black director Barry Sonnenfeld had UTA as his agent when his deal for the first movie of the franchise was made in 2005. He left UTA for CAA soon after, but UTA expect that all of Barry’s income that flows on from that original deal should be shared with them.
UTA have been awarded $325,000 by a Superior Court, but Sonnenfeld will appeal – he alleges that his deal for Men in Black 3 is different to those of the first two movies.
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