Settlement in ‘Company’ flap

Filmmakers call off lawsuit

NEW YORK — A standoff about creative control between co-helmers Doug McGrath & Peter Askin and production companies Wind Dancer and Intermedia over the Cold War comedy “Company Man” has been resolved.

The dispute erupted on July 13, when the two Gotham-based filmmakers charged that the two financiers breached a contract clause that gave the directors full creative control. The helmers threatened to sue the companies for $1.5 million.

The charge surprised industry observers because both Wind Dancer and Intermedia had long-standing reputations as artist-friendly companies.

“Company Man” stars John Turturro and Sigourney Weaver and is produced by Rick Leed, John Penotti and James Skotchdopole. Intermedia’s Nigel Sinclair and Guy East, and Wind Dancer’s Matt Williams and Susan Cartsonis are exec producers in association with Jon Ein and Robert Greenhut’s Foundry Film Partners.

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