LOS ANGELES (CN) – Actor Don Johnson has sued Rysher Entertainment, Inc. and two successor companies for “tens of millions of dollars” in profits from the hit television series “Nash Bridges.”
Johnson, who “co-conceived, starred in, and produced” the series, was supposed to get 50% of the profits from the show, the suit filed in Superior Court said. Instead, the actor allegedly has received no money from syndication of the series despite the fact that it has earned more than $150 million in syndication.
Johnson was able to negotiate for a half interest in the program in 1994 because of his “unique leverage” after starring in another hit series, “Miami Vice,” the suit explained.
Also named defendants are 2929 Entertainment, Inc. and Qualia Capital, LLC, companies that, in turn, acquired Rysher’s assets.
The complaint was filed by Robert Krupka, Mark Holscher, and R.C. Harlan of Kirkland & Ellis.