Firm Obtains “No Liability” Arbitration Award for Well-Known Talent Agency

The firm was hired by a well-known talent agency to help it collect unpaid commissions from an Academy Award® nominated film editor that were due our client in connection with multiple feature film projects. The editor refused to pay the commissions, alleging that our client’s agency contract had been fraudulently induced and contained mistaken terms. The firm presented theclient’s claims in a bifurcated arbitration before the International Film and Television Alliance. After considering the evidence—including cross-examination of the editor and his new talent agent—the arbitrator issued an award finding that the client’s agency contract was valid and binding for the full length of its term, thus entitling the client to full commission on all applicable projects.