Production Company Seeks Accounting of `9/11' Film Profits

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A film production company is suing 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC, alleging the company has not fully accounted for profit sharing due the plaintiff under a 2016 agreement related to distribution of the 2017 movie ``9/11,'' which starred Charlie Sheen and Whoopi Goldberg.

Sunset House LLC brought the breach-of-contract complaint Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeking unspecified damages as well as an accounting and a judicial determination of the plaintiff's rights, including any entitlement to DVD sales.

A representative for Disney, which purchased Fox's assets for $71.3 billion in 2019, could not be immediately reached.

``9/11'' was a 2017 motion picture directed by Martin Guigui dealing with the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. In August 2016, Sunset House granted TCFHE the sole and exclusive right to distribute and exploit the movie in the U.S. and its territories for five years, according to the suit.

In late May 2018, TCFHE provided Sunset House with profit statements ``which purportedly reflected the gross receipts and distribution expenses'' incurred by the defendant regarding the marketing of the film, but the information was ``extremely sparse and oblique and provided little if any meaningful breakdown as to how such reported figures were calculated,'' the suit states.

TCFHE also failed to make any commercially reasonable attempt to re-market ``9/11'' in conjunction with the Sept. 11, 2021, 20th anniversary of the attacks, ``which is tantamount to a wasting of the asset,'' the suit states.

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