LITIGATION The Battle Of Burbank

Notes LITIGATION The Battle Of Burbank

More than most industries, the movie business is dependent on the creative talents of a few top people. That is the basis for a feud that has broken out on the sprawling Burbank, Calif., studio lot that Columbia Pictures shares with Warner Bros. Friction between the neighbors began last month when Japan's Sony agreed to buy Columbia for $3.4 billion and made plans to hire hit-making producers Peter Guber and Jon Peters (Rain Man, Batman) to run the studio. But the two men had signed an exclusive five-year deal to make movies for rival Warner. The two sides tried to negotiate...

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