'Machete' Producer Seeks To Chop Rights Deal For Sequel

Law360, New York (November 26, 2012, 6:10 PM EST) -- "Sin City" and "Machete" director Robert Rodriguez's production company was hit with a $2 million suit by Hollywood producer Rick Schwartz’s production firm, seeking to end their rights agreement in a contract dispute over the production of a sequel to "Machete," a 2010 action film.

In a complaint filed in California federal court, Schwartz’s firm Overnight LLC and Machete’s Chop Shop Inc., which owns the copyrights to "Machete," accuse Rodriguez’s production firm Quick Draw Holdings LLC of violating their April 27 rights agreement by not giving...
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