Filmmakers Sue Hollywood Studios Over Home-Video Profits

Law360, New York (January 16, 2013, 10:23 PM EST) -- Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., Paramount Pictures Corp., Universal City Studios LLC and Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. were hit with several proposed class actions Wednesday brought by directors of old Hollywood movies who claim the studios cheated them out of profits from home-video sales.

In separate complaints filed in California court, directors Colin Higgins and Stanley Donen and the estate of late actor Charles Bronson make nearly identical claims against different studios, saying the studios report only 20 percent of the revenue from home-video sales of...
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