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On a show that was supposed to be documentary, funded with

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on a show that was supposed to be documentary, funded with strict rules. Signed a separate contract with production company based on the funding & the rules that was pretty broad. Not getting paid bc of docu status, but have clearly broken all the rules of funding. Wondering if I can get out of contract or make them follow the rules of funding. Or sue because I turned down money for realty tv bc I thought docuseries was safer.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 1 year ago.

It is hard to say for sure because a written contract trumps any oral promises that are made. An attorney needs to review the contract to see potential for a breach of contract claim.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If they are clearly breaking a written contract with funding which states guidelines of documentary, and our contract is looser, but still signed as 'documentary'?
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 1 year ago.

Yes if they are not abiding by the terms of the contract you certainly have a strong breach of contract claim.

Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 1 year ago.

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