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Arbitration Award Obtained in Favor of Film Production Company

News | May 22, 2014

Bradley Boyer and Yasmin Coffey of the Los Angeles office recently represented the production company Morgan Creek International, Inc. in an Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) arbitration matter. In the arbitration, Morgan Creek claimed a Greek distributor breached an international distribution agreement in connection with a feature film. Kutak Rock obtained an award in favor of Morgan Creek in excess of $250,000, along with a declaration that all rights in the film at issue reverted to Morgan Creek.

Boyer is a partner in Kutak Rock’s Los Angeles office, where he focuses his practice on business litigation. A significant portion of his practice includes representing Hollywood personalities and assisting them in resolving and litigating various disputes. Boyer has represented production companies, actors, musicians, writers, managers, directors, producers, reporters, radio personalities, models and others. He has been involved in matters such as profit participation disputes, unauthorized use of name and likeness, copyright and trademark registration and disputes, defamation, production disputes, corporate restructuring, contract negotiation and revision and various others.

Coffey is a litigation associate in the firm’s Los Angeles office. She has experience in commercial, construction, real estate and securities litigation and arbitration.