Mark Gordon Hit With “Quantico’ Concept Theft Lawsuit


ABC’s hit FBI drama is wrongfully acquired from a documentary, state the complainants.
Quantico is among the success stories of the fall broadcast duration. The ABC drama starring Priyanka Chopra and concentrated on a class of FBI employees, amongst whom is a sleeper terrorist, has in fact held scores week over week and is Sunday’s leading broadcast program amongst the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 group
According to a Thursday claim, it’s similarly taken.
Paula Paizes, Barbara Leibovitz Hellman and Jamie Hellman have really taken legal action against Quantico manufacturer Mark Gordon (whose credits include Grey’s Anatomy, Lawbreaker Mindsand films from Steve Jobs to Saving Private Ryan) and his Mark Gordon Business, declaring the business deceived the series from a documentary by Hellman and Leibovitz, business optioned in 2002.
Hellman and Leibovitz state in 1998 and 1999 they tapped their “thorough and longstanding” relationship with the FBI to invest 16 weeks following a class of FBI employees and produce the documentary Quantico: The Making from an FBI Agent, which aired on CNN.
Paizes, a business executive, states she worked for Gordon in 2001 and brought him the documentary, which the Mark Gordon Business optioned, then signed a contract in 2002 for a producer credit and gain from a Quanticofilm.
Hellman and Leibovitz signed their own contract with MGC and after that provided “info which was not consisted of in the Documentary, including all their records and notes … [that] consisted of extensive descriptions of the training, both mental and physical, and specific stories of the FBI students which were not portrayed in the documentary,” they state.
Over the next year, Paizes probably worked with many authors to establish a function movie script based upon the documentary. No task established by the end of the alternative in April 2003, the plaintiffs state.
For 11 years, absolutely nothing, they mention. ABC acquired Quanticointo development in 2014 with Gordon producing.
The complainants state Quantico is “clearly gotten” from Hellman and Leibovitz’s documentary and Paizes’ script improvement.,” specifies the grievance, and “the program follows the ‘inside the wall versus outside the wall’ contrast explained by Paizes” in dealing with an author.
Neville Johnson of Johnson & & Johnson represents the plaintiffs, who desire undefined damages and credits on the series (maker for Paizes, “based upon the documentary by” for Hellman and Leibovitz).
The Hollywood Press press reporter connected to Gordon for statement.

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