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'Deal' Producers Sued Over Sponsorship Agreement

May 11th, 2009 2:59pm EDT favorite Add to My News
DealBosses at a U.S. gambling publication have filed suit against the makers of 2008 Burt Reynolds movie Deal - accusing them of breaking a sponsorship agreement.

Executives at the Gambling Times, Inc. filed papers at Los Angeles Superior Court claiming poker expert Scott Lazar, who acted as the movie's executive producer, agreed to give the publication a "highly visible" product placement during the film.

The legal papers state the company invested $50,000 in the movie to secure the deal, but the product placement never made the final cut.

Bosses at the publication are seeking $1 million in damages, even though the film, given a limited release in the U.S., only grossed a paltry $78,000 worldwide, according to TMZ.com.





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