Popular TV Actress Is Sued Over Series in the Works at ABC TheWrap
A well-known television sitcom actress has been sued over her upcoming ABC comedy, TheWrap.com reports. Collective Management Group filed suit against Leah Remini over her yet-to-air sitcom "Family Tools."
The company, which formerly managed Remini, claims it's owed $67,000 in commissions, the piece reports. CMG says in the complaint, filed Tuesday, that it made an agreement with Remini in November 2011 that guaranteed 10% of earnings from projects she "discussed, negotiated, contemplated, or procured/booked during Plaintiff's representation of Remini," regardless of whether the money was earned after she and the company split, the story says.
The lawsuit claims the $1 million it says the actress will earn on the first season of "Family Tools" is subject to the agreement, excluding a $330,000 talent holding fee that the company says isn't subject to the commission, according to the report.
Remini's agent didn't respond to a request for comment, the story says.
Remini, who has appeared on “The Talk,” “Saved by the Bell,” “The Young and the Restless” and many other TV shows, is best known for her role as Carrie Heffernan, the wife of Kevin James’ character on “The King of Queens.”