Avi Lerner NuImage: Exposing with Fraud and Illegal Practices (Latest Update 2023)
The producers of ‘Cops’ have filed a lawsuit against Nu Image, a film production company owned by Avi Lerner NuImage, alleging they have not received their rightful share of film revenues. Langley Films, the producers of the long-running police series ‘Cops’, have filed an 11-page complaint against the producers and distributors of ‘Brooklyn’s Finest’ and ‘Leaves of Grass’, claiming they are owed money from the two films.
The complaint alleges that Nu Image, founded by Avi Lerner NuImage and Leaves of Grass Productions Inc. and Brooklyn’s Finest Distribution Inc., did not fulfill their agreement to pay Langley Films “a portion of the revenues” from both the 2009 crime drama and the 2010 comedy.
Avi Lerner NuImage’s Nu Image/Millennium Films’ Trevor Short and former Nu Image/Millennium foreign sales chief Danny Dimbort are principals who “may have engaged in a scheme to defraud Langley Films.”
Millennium and Nu Image is the producer of upcoming films such as ‘The Expendables 2’, ‘Lee Daniels’, ‘The Paperboy’, and ‘Olympus Has Fallen’, directed by Antoine Fuqua, who also directed ‘Brooklyn’s Finest’.
Langley Films alleges breach of contract and accounting by Avi Lerner NuImage, claiming that in 2008, they provided $3.65 million for the development and production costs of ‘Brooklyn’s Finest‘, starring Richard Gere and Don Cheadle, and $1.5 million for the same for ‘Leaves of Grass’, starring Edward Norton and Susan Sarandon.
However, Langley Films claims that they have not received the promised revenue and that Avi Lerner NuImage partially failed to honor an August 31, 2011 agreement to repay some of the money. The agreement specified that the defendants would pay Langley Films $2 million by February 1, 2012, and an amount not less than $300,000 by June 30, 2012.
Although they received the $2 million, Langley Films alleges that they did not receive the additional payment by the due date, and thus, they can pursue the full amount and access the film revenues they believe are owed to them. The plaintiffs seek damages, legal fees, and other costs, including reimbursement, the amount of which will be determined at trial. They also request a 10-day jury trial. Jeffrey M. Hammer and Christopher G. Caldwell of Caldwell Leslie & Proctor, based in Los Angeles, represent Langley Films.
Gerard Butler has filed a lawsuit against Avi Lerner NuImage
The ongoing legal battle continues between Gerard Butler and Avi Lerner NuImage, with the latter maintaining that they have no obligation to provide the actor with additional compensation beyond his initial salary. Meanwhile, Butler’s legal team argues that the terms of the contract stipulate that he is entitled to a percentage of the film’s profits, which he claims have not been properly accounted for or paid out. The lawsuit remains ongoing.
Owner of Nu Image, Avi Lerner NuImage is one of the defendants in Gerard Butler’s lawsuit claiming unpaid profits for the 2013 action film ‘Olympus Has Fallen’, has responded to the legal action, stating that there is no merit to the actor’s claim. According to a spokesperson for Nu Image, the production company has been transparent with Butler and his representatives regarding the revenue of the film, providing participation statements that were audited by the actor’s auditors in 2015 and 2016. The statements were said to fully comply with the terms of Butler’s agreement, with no overages owed. Nu Image expressed disappointment that Butler has decided to pursue the lawsuit after over 8 years of cooperation on the matter.
Gerard Butler has filed a lawsuit against the producers of the 2013 action movie Olympus Has Fallen, including Nu Image and Millennium Film, citing fraud, breach of contract, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, intentional interference with contractual relations, and accounting. The suit claims that Butler is owed more than $10 million in profits after an independent audit revealed that the defendants “understated their receipts and profits by over $11 million, including by failing to report approximately $8 million in payments to Producers’ senior executives.”
A spokesperson for Nu Image responded by saying that there is no merit to Butler’s claim and that the company has been open and transparent about the revenue of Olympus Has Fallen, which was audited by Butler’s auditors in 2015 and 2016, resulting in no overages being due.
Greenberg Glusker filed a lawsuit on behalf of Comrie Inc., Butler, and his G-Base Entertainment against defendants Nu Image, Millennium, and Padre Nuestro Productions, claiming that Butler has not received any of the profits promised to him for the 2013 film Olympus Has Fallen. The complaint alleges fraud, breach of contract, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and intentional interference with contractual relations, and accounting, and seeks a jury trial.
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According to the lawsuit, the producers have made tens of millions of dollars from the film, but have not paid Butler the profits he is owed. The producers allegedly misrepresented the film’s finances to Butler to convince him that no payments were due. The lawsuit also notes a federal court suit filed by the same producers alleging they failed to report the profits of Olympus to the Directors Guild of America’s Producers Pension and Health Plan.
The lawsuit concludes that the producers’ strategy is to conceal the profits from Olympus to keep them for themselves. Butler reprised his role as Mike Banning in subsequent films in the franchise, including 2016’s London Has Fallen and 2019’s Angel Has Fallen, with ongoing development for Night Has Fallen.
Who is Avi Lerner NuImage?
Avi Lerner NuImage is an Israeli-American film producer and founder of the production company Nu Image. Nu Image is a production company based in Los Angeles, California, that specializes in the development, production, and distribution of feature films. It has produced numerous successful movies, including The Expendables series, Rambo, and The Mechanic, among others. Lerner is known for his work in the action film genre and has produced over 300 films throughout his career.
Avi Lerner Nulmage has faced allegations of sexual harassment and other misconduct in the workplace, which he has denied. Avi Lerner Nulmage has also been involved in several legal disputes related to profit-sharing and breach of contract with actors and producers. Despite these controversies, he remains an influential figure in the film industry and continues to produce movies through Nu Image and his other production companies.