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Regina firms sue Hollywood producers over scuttled film project

REGINA - When the cameras stopped rolling on a motion picture in Saskatchewan, two local firms say they paid the price.

Two Regina film companies have filed a lawsuit against a Los Angeles-based company in an effort to recoup pre-production costs incurred when filming of a movie was halted in the Saskatchewan city.

Trilight Entertainment Inc. and Gryphon Films Ltd. are seeking more than $112,000 in damages from Cyclone Productions Inc., The Shiver Company LLC and Robert Weinbach, the head of both companies and an officer with Gryphon Films.

According to a statement of claim filed this week at the Regina Court of Queen’s Bench, Trilight, Cyclone and Shiver LLP entered into a memorandum of understanding on May 17 to produce the film, Shiver.

Gryphon was a single-purpose corporation created to produce the film.

The claim, which contains allegations not yet proven in court, also states that Cyclone was to obtain $1.1 million in financing for the film through letters of credit and pre-production began in Regina in the spring. A statement of defence has not yet been filed.

The plaintiffs claim that Weinbach and Cyclone failed to secure adequate financing and production was discontinued.

Trilight and Gryphon said that left the companies on the hook for more than $35,000 in accounts payable debt, owing wages and payroll fringes totalling more than $23,000 each and having to pay back a $30,000 loan.

Weinbach could not be reached for comment on Wednesday.

Source: Montreal Gazette

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Front Page, Industry News

Regina firms sue Hollywood producers over scuttled film project

REGINA - When the cameras stopped rolling on a motion picture in Saskatchewan, two local firms say they paid the price.

Two Regina film companies have filed a lawsuit against a Los Angeles-based company in an effort to recoup pre-production costs incurred when filming of a movie was halted in the Saskatchewan city.

Trilight Entertainment Inc. and Gryphon Films Ltd. are seeking more than $112,000 in damages from Cyclone Productions Inc., The Shiver Company LLC and Robert Weinbach, the head of both companies and an officer with Gryphon Films.

According to a statement of claim filed this week at the Regina Court of Queen’s Bench, Trilight, Cyclone and Shiver LLP entered into a memorandum of understanding on May 17 to produce the film, Shiver.

Gryphon was a single-purpose corporation created to produce the film.

The claim, which contains allegations not yet proven in court, also states that Cyclone was to obtain $1.1 million in financing for the film through letters of credit and pre-production began in Regina in the spring. A statement of defence has not yet been filed.

The plaintiffs claim that Weinbach and Cyclone failed to secure adequate financing and production was discontinued.

Trilight and Gryphon said that left the companies on the hook for more than $35,000 in accounts payable debt, owing wages and payroll fringes totalling more than $23,000 each and having to pay back a $30,000 loan.

Weinbach could not be reached for comment on Wednesday.

Source: Montreal Gazette

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Front Page, Industry News

Regina firms sue Hollywood producers over scuttled film project

REGINA - When the cameras stopped rolling on a motion picture in Saskatchewan, two local firms say they paid the price.

Two Regina film companies have filed a lawsuit against a Los Angeles-based company in an effort to recoup pre-production costs incurred when filming of a movie was halted in the Saskatchewan city.

Trilight Entertainment Inc. and Gryphon Films Ltd. are seeking more than $112,000 in damages from Cyclone Productions Inc., The Shiver Company LLC and Robert Weinbach, the head of both companies and an officer with Gryphon Films.

According to a statement of claim filed this week at the Regina Court of Queen’s Bench, Trilight, Cyclone and Shiver LLP entered into a memorandum of understanding on May 17 to produce the film, Shiver.

Gryphon was a single-purpose corporation created to produce the film.

The claim, which contains allegations not yet proven in court, also states that Cyclone was to obtain $1.1 million in financing for the film through letters of credit and pre-production began in Regina in the spring. A statement of defence has not yet been filed.

The plaintiffs claim that Weinbach and Cyclone failed to secure adequate financing and production was discontinued.

Trilight and Gryphon said that left the companies on the hook for more than $35,000 in accounts payable debt, owing wages and payroll fringes totalling more than $23,000 each and having to pay back a $30,000 loan.

Weinbach could not be reached for comment on Wednesday.

Source: Montreal Gazette

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