Paramount Pictures Being Sued
A Chinese tourism company is suing Paramount Pictures and a producer of the movie “Transformers: Age of Extinction” saying they had failed to show the company’s logo in the movie. Like other Hollywood filmmakers, Paramount has been eager to cash in on robust box-office revenues in the world’s second largest film market.
Chongqing Wulong Karst Tourism Group, which manages the Wulong Scenic Area in southwest China, said it had lodged a lawsuit seeking 20.8 million yuan ($3.36 million), against Paramount and the 1905 Internet Technology production company, in a court in Chongqing city for reneging on their contract. The court had accepted the case, the Xinhua state news agency said.
Some of the film’s scenes were shot at the scenic area and an official of the company that manages it said earlier some members of the audience were confused about where the scenes were shot as the firm’s logo did not appear on screen.