'Crash' Producer Appeals $12M Award To Star, Director

Law360, Los Angeles (January 23, 2014, 8:14 PM EST) -- A producer of the Academy Award-winning film “Crash” told a California appeals court Thursday that a state judge had erred in awarding $12 million to plaintiffs including actor Brendan Fraser and director Paul Haggis in their contract suit over unpaid fees for work on the film.

During oral arguments in Los Angeles, Behzad Nahai, representing producer Bob Yari's Persik Productions Inc., told a three-judge panel that revenue the production company owed to other financiers should not be counted as having been “actually received” by Persik and...
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