IThe district court disposed of this case by summary judgment, so we consider the facts in the light most favorable to Beatrice Welles. See Anderson v. Liberty Lobby, Inc., 477 U.S. 242, 255 (1986).
ASeveral separate contracts between Orson Welles, Mercury Productions, Inc. (a production company owned by Orson Welles), and RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. are integral to this case.
On July 22, 1939, Orson Welles, Mercury, and RKO signed two agreements. The first agreement, between Mercury and RKO (the “Production Agreement”), provided that “[RKO] hereby engages [Mercury] to produce, direct and write the screenplay for the two (2) motion pictures hereinafter described, which are herein referred to as ‘the Pictures.’ ”
Judge(s): Ronald M. Gould
Jurisdiction: U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Related Categories: Contracts , Copyright
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