Who is a Class Member
Class Members in the Twentieth Century Fox Home Video Revenue Class Action Settlement include persons or entities (or their successors-in-interest, assigns, and heirs) who are a “party to a ‘Class Profit Participation Contract’ (defined by the Settlement Agreement as a Profit Participation Contract using form definitions drafted by Fox before May 31, 1989, that, either as initially drafted or later amended, do not state an express percentage of Home Video Revenue and/or Electronic Sell-Through Revenue to use in calculating a Profit Participation).”
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Recouped Class Members can receive payments if they fall into two categories: Retrospective Relief and Prospective Relief. To determine exactly how your payment will be calculated, see FAQ Section 9.
Unrecouped Class Members payments will be calculated based the number of claims made, the revenues on the class films on which unrecouped claims are made, and the claimants on the film.
Note: It is possible for a Profit Participant to be considered both a Recouped Class Member and an Unrecouped Class Member in regard to different contracts. In such a situation, the Class Member would obtain a portion of the Recouped Settlement Fund and Unrecouped Settlement Fund
Proof of Purchase
- To receive payment, claimants must provide the following information:
- Name of the Twentieth Century Fox Motion Picture(s)
- Name of Original Profit Participant
- Profit Participant’s Role
- Your Relationship to Profit Participant
Twentieth Century Fox Home Video Revenue Settlement Notes
- Stanley Dohen Films, Inc. v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
- Case No. BC499181
- Pending in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles, Central Civil West Division
In 2013, plaintiff Stanley Dohen Films Inc. initiated this putative class action lawsuit against Twentieth Century Fox, alleging the company did not properly pay motion picture producers, writers, directors, and actors (Profit Participants) revenue relating to Home Video, Electronic Sell-Through, and Video-On-Demand, thereby breaching its contracts. The lawsuit contends that profit participation contracts do not have express provisions regarding how revenues for the profit participation should be calculated or treated.
According to the Twentieth Century Fox class action lawsuit, home video revenue is derived from the sale of video cassettes, DVDs, and Blu-Ray discs. Electronic Sell-Through Revenue is derived from the sale of digital versions of motion pictures that are delivered to the consumer via electronic transmission, like iTunes or Amazon. Video-on-demand Revenue is derived from digital streaming of motion pictures, like streaming on services like Netflix.
Twentieth Century Fox denies any wrongdoing or fault but has agreed to settle the allegations to avoid the cost and risk of a trial.
Class members who wish to exclude themselves or object to the terms of the Twentieth Century Fox Home Video Revenue Settlement must do so by March 2, 2018. Class members who wish to submit a claim for payment must do so by March 2, 2018.
- 3/2/18: Claim Form Deadline
- 3/2/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
- 4/9/18: Final Fairness Hearing at 11:00 am PT* (class members do not need to attend this hearing in order to receive a slice of the settlement pie).
*The Court is planning to move to another courthouse location in Spring 2018. The date, time, and location of the Final Fairness Hearing can change without written notice. Please cehck the settlement website to confirm the exact date, time, and location of the Final Fairness Hearing prior to attending.
- Mail: Fox Home Video Settlement c/o Angeion Group, 1801 Market St., Ste 660, Philadelphia, PA 19103
- Phone: 1-844-611-5265
- Email: FoxHVS@AdministratorClassAction.com
- Daniel L. Warshaw of Pearson Simon & Warshaw LLP
- Jeffrey A. Konicus of Kiesel Law LLP
- Neville L. Johnson of Johnson & Johnson LLP
- Raymond P. Boucher of Boucher LLP