Atlas Shrugged movie producers sue Relativity Media and Netflix for failure to pay licensing fees

Deadline.com reports that the producers of the Atlas Shrugged movie have filed a lawsuit against Relativity Media and Netflix:

Maker of Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 Atlas Productions filed suit today in Los Angeles Superior Court against Relativity Media, RML Acquisitions and Netflix over failure to pay license fees and alleging copyright infringement. Atlas accuses the companies of breach of contract and failure to pay $1.5 million in license fees in connection with post-theatrical distribution of Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 including video on demand on Netflix.

See the full article or more information and a link to a PDF of the full court filing for the lawsuit. Below is a screen shot of a key portion of that document.

UPDATE 1 June – The lawsuit has been dropped: ‘”We had a misunderstanding, which has been resolved and we hope to continue to work together in the future,” Atlas Productions told TheWrap through John Jahrmarkt, its attorney in the suit.’

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  • Leon Brozyna
  • Leon Brozyna
  • Tom

    It’s amazing to me why the movie, Part 1 did so poorly. I saw it twice on Netflix then bought the DVD and watched it a couple more times from the DVD. With so many of us Libertarian Ron Paul fans, I’m sure there’s a huge demographic of prospective audience out there.

  • Tom

    It’s amazing to me why the movie, Part 1 did so poorly. I saw it twice on Netflix then bought the DVD and watched it a couple more times from the DVD. With so many of us Libertarian Ron Paul fans, I’m sure there’s a huge demographic of prospective audience out there.

  • Leon Brozyna

    There’s a new piece about Part 2 in Politico addressing the film’s marketing.  Among other things, Harmon Kaslow said:

    “…we also need to do more traditional media marketing and to that extent we’re spending nearly 10 times more money than we did on Part 1’s advertising budget to market Part 2.”

    I wonder if any of the actors will show up on the talk shows to pitch the film.

    Read the full story at:
    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/77633.html

  • Leon Brozyna

    There’s a new piece about Part 2 in Politico addressing the film’s marketing.  Among other things, Harmon Kaslow said:

    “…we also need to do more traditional media marketing and to that extent we’re spending nearly 10 times more money than we did on Part 1’s advertising budget to market Part 2.”

    I wonder if any of the actors will show up on the talk shows to pitch the film.

    Read the full story at:
    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/77633.html

  • DavidBeldam

     I understand the Atlas Shrugged movie is a sneak peak at the next 4 years under Obama, but I’m hoping it will still make it to theaters in Canada. Any idea when or if this will happen?  If I can’t bare witness to the live performance as a citizen at least let me see it on the big screen in a comfy theater with popcorn. I live in Toronto, so a movie theater in midtown would be nice, preferably with a nice cushion for my back and cup holders.