Ski-film maker Warren Miller lawsuit dismissed | AspenTimes.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Ski-film maker Warren Miller lawsuit dismissed

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado
Greg Hydle/The Denver PostWarren Miller, left, stands with director Josh Berman of Denver-based Level 1 Production, which was sued by Boulder-based Warren Miller Entertainment over Miller's work with Level 1's film "Refresh." Miller sold his film company in 1988 to WME and signed noncompete agreements as part of the deal.
ALL |

DENVER – A judge dismissed a lawsuit between ski-film maker Warren Miller and a company bearing his name after arbitrators ruled that Miller sold his name, voice and likeness to the company for films about skiing and snowboarding.

A judge dismissed the lawsuit Tuesday after both sides agreed to pay their own attorney costs.

Boulder-based company Warren Miller Entertainment, or WME, filed its lawsuit in September 2009 alleging that Miller violated their agreements by narrating the ski movie “Refresh” by Denver-based Level 1 Productions.



Arbitrators in October ruled that four contracts signed since Miller sold his company in 1988 give WME exclusive publicity rights to Miller’s name when used in films about skiing and snowboarding.


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User