Battle Over Orlando Bloom ‘S.M.A.R.T. Chase’ Pic Ends In Bliss, Literally

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Battle Over Orlando Bloom ‘S.M.A.R.T. Chase’ Pic Ends In Bliss, Literally
Exclusive: Eventually released in China much later than anticipated, the Orlando Bloom starring S.M.A.R.T. Chase was not the big box office winner its producers desired but Shanghai-based Bliss Media have come out victors in a long legal BTS battle over the pic.

Almost two years after Stateside set Das Films sued Bliss in Los Angeles Superior Court for kicking them off the project, an arbitration final award has come down strongly in favor of the Wei Han founded company over the action flick that came out last fall in the Middle Kingdom.

“Bliss Media established that Das Films breached the Producer Deal Memo, breached the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing and, through Das, negligently misrepresented Donaldson’s availability,” writes retired Judge Terry Friedman in the August 13 final award arbitration ruling, noting the shell game seemingly played with bringing November Man helmer Roger Donaldson on as S.
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