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Lionsgate Films And Weinstein Co. File Lawsuits For Rights To Lee Daniels Sundance Film Push


After picking up three awards at Sundance and a lot of praise, Lee Daniels’ dark drama Push, based on the 1996 novel by Sapphire, has picked up dueling distributors. Lionsgate Films and The Weinstein Co. have both filed lawsuits in Los Angeles and New York claiming to have nabbed distribution rights first.

Weinstein’s attorney Bert Fields released a statement attesting there was a “firm agreement for the rights” and “Lionsgate was well aware of the [Weinstein] contract but went forward anyway.”

Weinstein is suing for breach of contract and Lionsgate is seeking a judge’s ruling that it has the right to distribute Push in the U.S. and Canada.

Push was directed and produced by Lee Daniels and stars Mo’nique, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Paula Patton, Sherri Shepherd and newcomer Gabourey Sidibe.

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After picking up three awards at Sundance and a lot of praise, Lee Daniels’ dark drama Push, based on the 1996 novel by Sapphire, has picked up dueling distributors. Lionsgate Films and The Weinstein Co. have both filed lawsuits in Los Angeles and New York claiming to have nabbed distribution rights first.

Weinstein’s attorney Bert Fields released a statement attesting there was a “firm agreement for the rights” and “Lionsgate was well aware of the [Weinstein] contract but went forward anyway.”

Weinstein is suing for breach of contract and Lionsgate is seeking a judge’s ruling that it has the right to distribute Push in the U.S. and Canada.

Push was directed and produced by Lee Daniels and stars Mo’nique, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Paula Patton, Sherri Shepherd and newcomer Gabourey Sidibe.

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