Film Producer Wins $3.4M In 'Just Friends' Contract Fight

Law360, Los Angeles (October 24, 2011, 8:21 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday ordered film company Inferno Distribution LLC to pay Cinezeta Internationale Filmproduktionsgesellschaft mbH $3.4 million in the German producer’s breach of contract suit over agreements related to the 2005 Ryan Reynolds romantic comedy “Just Friends.”

U.S. District Judge John F. Walter granted Cinezata's motion for partial summary judgment Monday.

“Based on the plain language of the agreements, the court ... concludes that [Inferno] was required to pay the sales guarantee by the payment date of Jan. 10, 2008, and that [Inferno’s]...
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