Empire star, Terrence Howard, has taken 20th Century Fox Film to court over compensation issues. Howard has claimed that studio executives copied the logo, which features his profile, for the movie “Hustle & Flow,” a film he helped produce. Now he is demanding that Paramount Studios obtain copyright from him and is suing for breach of contract.
“The image was of Plaintiff and did not, in and of itself, raise a question,” Howard’s complaint states, before adding, “The agreement granted all rights to Plaintiff’s name and likeness to Defendant in connection with the Series.” The complaint includes this interpretation of the actor’s contract: [A]lthough the Agreement did grant publicity and promotional uses to Defendant, but only if Defendant sought and obtained approval rights to images used, the Agreement did not however permit direct endorsement of goods and services other than the Series.”
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