Date: 30th January 2001

Legal Battle Over Rights Erupts On Eve Of Production

Only three weeks away from the scheduled start of production of K-19: The Widowmaker, starring Harrison Ford, a dispute has erupted over who owns the rights to the life stories of the Russian crew members that form the basis of the film's plot, the online entertainment magazine Inside reported today (Tuesday). Inna Gotman's Drawbridge production company and Intermedia Films International have sued one another, each insisting that it has a signed deal with the crew members. In the latest round of maneuvering, Inside said, Intermedia has accused Drawbridge of interfering with the production, due to begin shooting on Feb. 19, by, among other things, telling the crew members that they could be jailed for assisting Intermedia.

Source: Studio Briefing