4 December 2013 12:29 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros. has filed for arbitration in a dispute with Miramax over claims by Bob and Harvey Weinstein that they are due part of the profits for ” The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.”

The move comes with the studio prepping for next week’s worldwide launch of Peter Jackson’s second “Hobbit” movie, co-financed by Warner’s New Line Cinema division and MGM.

The studio made the filing last week in New York with Jams Inc., formerly Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services. The arbitration is private.

Miramax and the Weinsteins are represented by Los Angeles attorneys Bert Fields and Aaron Moss of Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger.  Warner Bros. has retained as outside counsel Evan Chesler at Cravath Swaine and Moore in New York and John Spiegel at Munger Tolles and Olsen in Los Angeles.

The Weinsteins participated in the profits from New Line’s “The Lord of the Rings »

- Dave McNary

Report a problem

Similar News Items

Warner Bros. [us]
Peter Jackson (I)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners