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Breach of contract lawsuit over "Titansgrave" series

Contract issues can be central to entertainment media beloved by many Texas fans. For example, a contract dispute has broken out over well-known actor Wil Wheaton's work on "Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana," a series produced by the company Geek & Sundry. Wheaton is perhaps best-known for his role in "Star Trek: The Next Generation." However, Wheaton is now alleging that he did not receive all of his required payments for his work on the "Titansgrave" series and has filed a lawsuit against the producers of the series, now owned by Legendary.

In 2015, the company hired Wheaton to write, create, host and produce the series. He was offered $50,000 for his work in addition to 50% of the net profit taken in from "Titansgrave." The company retained exclusive rights to distribute and promote the show, but the contract also obliged them to consult with Wheaton in the process of doing so. According to Wheaton's lawsuit, the company breached their contract by making licensing agreements with Pluto TV, Hulu and Sinclair Broadcasting without notifying Wheaton or discussing the decision with him. Wheaton alleges that these contracts may have produced significant undisclosed income that was not passed on.

He says that Geek & Sundry and Legendary will not allow him to audit the books to determine the overall proceeds and net profit from the series. In the lawsuit, he is asking the court to order a full accounting of the expenses and income related to the show. He is also seeking at least $100,000 in damages.

When planning to do any kind of work, especially a major creative project, freelance initiative or arrangement between two businesses, contracts are key. An attorney may help people and businesses that have been deprived of their fair earnings under a contract to challenge breaches and seek a just resolution.

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