“Plaintiffs’ Opposition is a transparent attempt to obfuscate two indisputable facts that compel the granting of Defendants’ motion to dismiss (the ‘Motion’): (1) plaintiff Frank Darabont (“Darabont”) was removed from (the ‘Series’) eight months before Season 2 ended and therefore did not render the ‘full-time executive producer/ showrunner services for Season 2’ required to vest under …the 2011 Amendment; and (2) Darabont is limited to the share of contingent compensation that vested as of his removal date, and he was removed eight months before the additional shares to which he now alleges entitlement …vested,” says the partially redacted reply (read it here) in support filed today in New York Supreme Court.
Simply put, AMC says again that Darabont seeking an additional “2.5% share of contingent compensation” is a non-starter in this nearly 2-year old legal equivalent of hand-to-hand combat.
"Frank talked us into getting on that plane," Lincoln told David Peisner for his recent cover story. According to Peisner's reporting, AMC cut the per-episode budget for Season Two by about 0,000, and following a series of public and private spats with network executives, Darabont was dismissed in July 2011.
The suit says that as of September 2012, two years after its premiere, AMC — which both produces and airs — claimed the show was running a deficit of million.
An alleged sweetheart deal between the network and its production arm “is clearly designed to ensure that [Darabont and CAA] never see that first dollar,” the complaint alleges.
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EXCLUSIVE: The filings in Frank Darabont and CAA’s multimillion-dollar battle with AMC over the blockbuster zombie apocalypse series are coming faster now than Walkers towards a bellowing horn.