Maybe this settlement at long last will help that campaign among some Hollywood insiders to snag the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award for Laddie. Warner Bros says the studio and Alan Ladd Jr will announce shortly they’ve come to terms after a long court battle dating to 2003. Then in 2007, Laddie won a $3.2 million jury verdict for unpaid profits on movies he produced with Jay Kantor including Blade Runner (1982), Chariots of Fire (1981) and the Police Academy franchise (starting in 1984) licensed in packages to TV and cable stations. Warner Bros attempted to dismiss the original judgment but failed. Ergo, settlement. The case was being watched closely not only because of how old some of the pics were but because it once again challenged the majors’ way of doing business that always benefits them and often screws everybody else.
Warner Bros And Laddie Finally Settling
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