David Bergstein Sues Filmyard, Colony Over Miramax Buy

Law360, New York (April 9, 2012, 7:52 PM EDT) -- Film producer and financier David Bergstein on Monday sued Filmyard Holdings LLC and Colony Capital LLC — which together bought the Miramax Film Co. from the Walt Disney Co. in 2010 — for allegedly denying him payment for his role in putting together the deal.

In a complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Bergstein said Filmyard and Colony owe him a $6.1 million deferred transaction fee and a nondilutable 3.33 percent interest in Miramax under two contracts drawn up during the purchase, on which they...
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