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2015 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: James Franco’s Bukowski

11 November 2014 10:45 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Feeding our curiosity for what a major transgressive adonis in future literary world might look like in the pre stench of cigarettes and booze era, I’m imagining something akin to Kill Your Darlings in term of look and feel, and a perfect drinking partner to Bent Hamer’s Factotum. Quite frankly it’s got everything you’d want in a Park City indie biopic – hence why I originally circled Bukowski as a possible 2014 Sundance selection. Little did I know that production would be tied up in legal troubles. The good news is, as of last month, whatever woes existed between right holders of “Ham on Rye” and this project have been resolved. Moving forward, we can expect to see a transformative performance from Josh Peck and peak into the man behind the method, and the madness. Shannen Doherty, Alex Kingston, Keegan Allen (see set pic above) and Tim Blake Nelson support the titular player. »

- Eric Lavallee

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James Franco Embezzlement Suit Reaches Settlement

17 July 2014 7:38 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A lawsuit between two childhood friends who became co-founders of a talent management firm has been amicably settled. The original suit, brought in part by Randy James of James/Levy Management, claimed that Miles Levy, who was James Franco‘s recently-fired talent and financial manager, colluded to embezzle commissions from the actor for nearly a decade. Also read: ‘The Long Shrift’ Theater Review: James Franco Adds Another Credit to His Ever-Expanding Resume Levy had recently been fired by Franco when the suit was filed in April. The suit claimed that Levy told James that Franco's management commission would be reduced »

- Jason Hughes

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James Franco’s Warring Former Managers Settle Commission Skimming Lawsuit

17 July 2014 6:21 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Three months after principals from James Franco’s former management company went to the legal barricades against the actor’s ex-rep and his ex-financial adviser for fraud and a litany of other claims, former partners Miles Levy and Randy James have come to an agreement. “The litigation between Randy James and Miles Levy has been amicably settled by the parties, with no side admitting fault,” said the James Levy Management co-founders in a joint statement today. In a multi-claim complaint filed on April 18, James and former company director Ken Jacobson claimed that since 2006 Levy had been skimming a third of the […] »

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James Franco Embezzlement Case: Defendants Accused of Refusing to Testify, Produce Documents

28 May 2014 9:09 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A new roadblock emerged in the embezzlement case involving James Franco, according to new court documents obtained by TheWrap. In April, suit was filed against the actor's recently-fired talent manager Miles Levy, and financial manager Steve Blatt. The suit alleged that the two knowingly diverted 5% of Franco's 15% management commission to a separate company, Down Goes Frazier, Inc., created specifically for this purpose. Also read: James Franco Sued Over Film Rights to Charles Bukowski Novel A new document filed on Tuesday by the plaintiffs in the case, including Levy's former management partner at James/Levy Management, Randy James, alleged that the accounting firm. »

- Jason Hughes

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Countersuit: James Franco's Ex-Management Firm Aware of 'Questionable Ethical Acts'

18 April 2014 4:50 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Earlier today, talent manager Randy James sued his partner Miles Levy for allegedly diverting James Franco's commissions. According to the lawsuit, the fraud was perpetrated with the help of Steven Blatt at Tanner Mainstain, a financial management firm with an illustrious client list. Now, Tanner Mainstain has wasted no time in filing a counterclaim against both James and Levy. The two were the founders of James Levy Management, which Tanner Mainstain says in its cross-complaint was "rife with internal mismanagement, surreptitious behavior, duplicitousness, and questionable ethical acts." Earlier: Talent Manager Claims Partner Stole James Franco Money The suddenly

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- Eriq Gardner

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James Franco's Ex-Managers Sued for Embezzling Actor's Money

18 April 2014 1:31 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Randy James of James/Levy Management and Ken Jacobson have filed a lawsuit against James Franco's recently-fired talent and financial managers Miles Levy and Steve Blatt, claiming that the duo embezzled significant commissions sums for nearly a decade. James and Levy were childhood friends who started James/Levy Management in 1986. The suit, filed Friday in California Superior court, alleges that Levy told James that Franco would no longer pay the firm a 15 percent management commission, but rather 10 percent commission. However, the suit claims that Franco did. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Talent Manager Claims Partner Stole James Franco Money

18 April 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

James Franco's talent manager embezzled part of the actor's management commissions, says a lawsuit filed on Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court. The actor isn't a direct party to the lawsuit, which involves two business partners, Miles Levy and Randy James, who, according to the complaint, have known each other for 50 years. The friendship since childhood now appears to be torn apart over alleged deceit. Photos: James Franco, Chris O'Dowd Make Their Broadway Debuts in 'Of Mice and Men' Levy and James founded James Levy Management in 1986. Among the firm's clients was Franco, until late last year. The actor

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- Eriq Gardner

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James Franco's Ex-Manager -- Sued for 8 Years of Stealing and Skimming Franco's Millions

18 April 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

James Franco's former manager was robbing the actor blind for nearly a decade by skimming commissions and running up huge tabs on Franco's credit card ... this according to a lawsuit filed by the manager's own firm.Back in 2006 ... Miles Levy allegedly told his partners at James Levy Management that Franco no longer wanted to pay their 15% fee, and instead would only fork over 10%. The firm agreed to the discount, but according to the suit »

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New 'Palo Alto' Poster - Gia Coppola Film Stars Emma Roberts

31 March 2014 6:57 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Emma Roberts stars in the new poster for Tribeca Films' "Palo Alto" directed by Gia Coppola. The film opens in theaters from May 9th, and also includes James Franco, Jack Kilmer, Nat Wolff, Zoe Levin, Chris Messina and Val Kilmer. Franco wrote the book on which this is based, which Coppola adapted for the screen. "Palo Alto" is produced by Sebastian Pardo, Adriana Rotaru, Miles Levy and Vince Jolivette. "Palo Alto" is a teenage movie for the ages, made indelible though its ensemble cast featuring some of the most gifted up-and-coming young actors working today. Shy, sensitive April (Emma Roberts) is the class virgin -a popular soccer player and frequent babysitter for her single-dad coach, Mr. B. (James Franco). Teddy (Jack Kilmer) is an introspective artist whose best friend and sidekick Fred (Nat Wolff) is an unpredictable live wire with few filters or boundaries. While April »

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Gia Coppola’s ‘Palo Alto,’ Based on James Franco’s Stories, Set for May 9 Release

3 February 2014 12:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tribeca Film has dated “Palo Alto,” the debut feature from Gia Coppola, for a May 9 opening in New York and Los Angeles, followed by a national release.

Palo Alto” screened last year in the Venice, Telluride and Toronto film festivals, and Tribeca Film picked up U.S. rights in December. Coppola is the granddaughter of Francis Ford Coppola and niece of Sofia Coppola.

The film is a James Franco and Rabbit Bandini Prods. presentation, produced by Sebastian Pardo, Adriana Rotaru, Miles Levy and Vince Jolivette and based on several linked stories in James Franco’s book of the same name about a group of high school students.

Franco stars with Emma Roberts, Jack Kilmer, Nat Wolff, Zoe Levin, Chris Messina and Val Kilmer with three storylines — a young woman (Roberts) caught between flirting with her soccer coach (Franco) and a relationship with a teen stoner (Jack Kilmer); another about a »

- Dave McNary

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