Broadway advertising agency SpotCo and producer Scott Rudin have settled their legal battle over more than $6 million in alleged payments.
The two sides filed a severance of prejudice earlier this month, which would put an end to the case permanently. Any financial terms or details of an agreement not disclosed in the regulation, were filed with the New York State Supreme Court.
An attorney for SpotCo declined to comment. Attorneys for Rudin did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The lawsuit was initially filed by SpotCo in August 2020. At the time, the advertising agency, which had worked with Rudin regularly for many years, alleges that Rudin had several unpaid bills for a number of his products, including Music man, to kill a mockingbird and West story.
Although SpotCo has been working on Rudin’s shows every year since 2014, the advertising agency said it never had a formal written contract with Rudin, but only an oral agreement. ad placement directives from Rudin via email and in person. The ad agency will purchase the guided ad placements and then bill the cost.
SpotCo alleges that Rudin and his manufacturing units often partially pay unpaid bills and request new services. However, a dispute arose in September 2019 between the agency and Rudin over unpaid payments, eventually leading to a lawsuit.
Rudin countered, claiming that SpotCo had not paid third-party vendors with the money he provided and that the ad agency had been unable to tell how the payments were distributed. in the past few years. Both suits were later merged.
Since the original lawsuit was filed, however, Rudin has left the Broadway production company and has seen his still-running shows taken over by other producers. (Of the products listed in the legal claim, only Music man still running on Broadway.) That move came later The Hollywood ReporterApril 2021 article including detailed allegations of Rudin bullying and harassment in the workplace.
The two sides were brought to mediation in March 2022, but most recently, August 2022 is still setting a date for filing and appearing in court.