Squabble Over Foreign Film Distribution

     LOS ANGELES (CN) – A producer of religious, family films claims in court that a Hollywood distributor has been selling its movies abroad, though it terminated its foreign sales agreement more than two years ago.
     Gener8xion Entertainment sued Media 8 Entertainment in Superior Court.
     It claims it fired Media 8 for violating agreements for the feature films “One Night With The King” and “Noelle.”
     The producer says the last time it received financial statements and payments for “One Night With The King” was more than three years ago. And it claims it has not been compensated for “Noelle” since spring 2009.
     Gener8xion says it terminated the agreements in early 2010.
     “These terminations were based on, inter alia, Media 8’s failures to reach the applicable minimum sales figures under both agreements, render statements and accountings to GNXE in a timely manner, pay over to GNXE amounts owed as a result of foreign sales made and amounts collected,” the complaint states, abbreviating Gener8xion.
     But Media 8 has continued to sell and collect money for “One Night With The King” in foreign markets, including Spain, according to the complaint.
     “There has been no reporting, accounting or payments for any of the activities or collections, and, in fact, no reporting whatsoever of any kind regarding ONWK [‘One Night With The King’] since the last statement rendered for the period ending June 30, 2008, more than three years ago,” the complaint states.
     Media 8 has financed, produced and distributed several movies, including Academy Award-winner “Monster” and “The Upside of Anger.”
     Gener8xion is represented by Richard Towne of Westlake Village. It seeks at least $100,000 in damages for breach of contract, money had and received, accounting and fraudulent transfer.
     Media 8 president Stewart Hall is also a named defendant.
     Neither Towne nor Media 8 immediately responded to requests for comment on Tuesday.

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