For the third time in two months, the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada has filed a major lawsuit. This time, AFM is targeting Paramount Pictures.
According to the complaint filed on Monday in the California Federal Court, AFM has targeted Paramount Pictures for allegedly using their score for the upcoming movie, “Same Kind of Different as Me,” starring Renee Zellweger
According to The Hollywood Reporter, The American Federation of Musicians of the United States has said in the official report that the Paramount Pictures has breached the bargaining agreements that states that it is mandatory that films that have been produced in North America shall be scored only there.
In April, AFM sued several big studios for the same reason. By filling yet another complaint against Paramount Pictures, it clearly shows that AFM has its eyes on the future.
In an official statement, the international president of AFM, Ray Hair, said that it was not long ago when they have filed an official suit against Paramount Pictures for offshoring jobs in other films and now they have did this.
“This total disrespect for musicians is shameful,” said Ray Hair and later he referred Paramount Pictures’ act as corporate greed.
It’s not like AFM did not try at all. In December, AFM sent an official letter to Paramount enquiring about “Same Kind of Different as Me” score, reminding them about the agreement between the two parties but Paramount Pictures did not reply to the letter.
Paramount is now being sued for breaching contracts which could delay the release of Renee Zellweger’s “Same Kind of Different as Me” movie.
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