Lawsuit Filed Against Lionsgate Films

Nov 28, 2011 - LegalZoom News Sources
A lawsuit was recently filed against Lionsgate Films by a consulting firm that alleged they helped secure awards for Nicole Kidman, but were not compensated.

A lawsuit was recently filed against Lionsgate Films in Los Angeles Superior Court by a consulting firm that alleges it wasn't compensated for helping to secure Nicole Kidman's Oscar nomination for the film "Rabbit Hole."

According to the lawsuit filed by GBB Consulting, the company provided Lionsgate with logistical services with the goal of obtaining awards, including Academy Awards, for the film company's theatrical releases in 2010.

According to its suit, GBB was to receive $12,000 a month through the end of February 2011, in addition to $5,000 for each Academy Award nomination in the major categories and $2,500 for any guild-related award nominations.

GBB says Lionsgate terminated the agreement in November 2010 for financial reasons and has still not paid the consulting company. The company is asking for $61,500, an amount it says is based on agreed-upon fees and bonuses from award nominations, including Nicole Kidman's Best Actress Oscar nomination and her SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for "Rabbit Hole."

"Rabbit Hole" won one award and had 19 other nominations, according to IMDB. The film depicts how a couple copes after the death of their child.