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The executors of Charles Bronson's estate are taking legal action against studio bosses at Warner Bros. and MGM over allegations of unpaid profits.
Representatives for the legendary The Great Escape actor filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, claiming the Bronson estate is owed money from the Warner Bros. film St. Ives and the MGM-produced Telefon in 1976.
Larry Martindale, a trustee for Bronson's estate, claims the star was promised a 10 to 15 per cent cut of "gross receipts" and "gross film rentals" from both movie contracts, but alleges the full payments have yet to be made, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Estate executors blame studio executives for "not fairly allocating revenue generated from television sales and only reporting 20 per cent of the gross receipts for home video and DVD sales".
Bronson's representatives are seeking unspecified damages for charges including breach of contract, unjust enrichment, fraudulent misrepresentation and unfair business practices.
Bronson died in 2003. »
Charles Bronson isn't done raising hell and demanding justice. Or at least his estate isn't. The Bronson Marital Trust and the Bronson Survivor's Trust filed suit against Warner Bros. Entertainment and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, alleging breach of written contract, unjust enrichment, fraudulent misrepresentation, negligent misrepresentation and unfair business practices, according to court papers obtained by TheWrap. The suit stems from the Bronson movies "St. Ives" and "Telefon" -- "two of his lesser known films," according to the suit -- which were released in 1976 and 1977, respectively. According »
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