Production Company For Drama “Four Sons” Faces Lawsuit
The drama “Four Sons” continues to undergo issues concerning its production.
“Four Sons” drew attention for being produced by “My Love From the Star” PD Jang Tae Yoo and having actor Park Hae Jin as the lead role, with Nana as the heroine. It is a fantasy romance thriller that tells the story of a man who meets three men looking exactly like himself while investigating his mother’s suspicious death.
However, according to multiple sources, filming for “Four Sons” has been suspended since May 10, and wages and service fees of the staff members haven’t been paid either. Also, actor Kim Chang Wan has withdrawn from the drama recently due to broken trust.
Now, it looks like Victory Contents, the production company in charge of the drama, will face a lawsuit from a lighting equipment company.
The CEO of the lighting equipment company (referred to as A) filed a lawsuit against Victory Contents, asking it to issue about 100 million won (approximately $88,100) in unpaid payment. On April 14, A and Victory Contents signed a lease for lighting fixtures for “Four Sons.” The bill counted rented items from April to May 31. As a pre-produced drama, “Four Sons” was supposed to have ended filming on May 31.
The issue happened on May 10 when filming stopped. It was a confusing time when conflict between Victory Contents and producing director (PD) Jang Tae Yoo began to take shape and new production companies were mentioned. The lighting fixtures weren’t even returned in June. A clause in their contract was that if the filming period is extended, there will be a delay fee of 3.3 million won (approximately $2,910) per day from June 1.
A said, “Although the lease expired, they did not deliver the items. I asked for a late fee, but I was told the shooting was taking longer. At the end of June, we demanded for the late fee and informed them of their withdrawal. They only issued the tax invoice and paid no overdue fees.”
In response, Victory Contents stated, “The company must have been well aware of this because it is associated with the lighting team. Filming was suspended, and the company had to ask the manufacturer or discuss the use of the extension after the contract period, but there was no single contact. There is no provision for automatic extension on the contract. Even though it said ‘if extended’, the company waited for a month without even a minimal attempt to engage in conversation or oral consultation.”
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