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2 ex-Redford workers sue him over deal

Kleeman, Greenfeld say filmmaker late with payments

HOLLYWOOD — Two former employees of Robert Redford have sued the Sundance Kid in Los Angeles, claiming he failed to finish paying them an agreed-upon $750,000 settlement.

In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Jeff Kleeman and Eric Greenfeld, formerly the top officers at Redford’s Catalyst Film Works, allege the filmmaker did not adhere to an October 2001 settlement agreement that ended an earlier legal dispute.

The settlement called for Redford to pay the pair $250,000 upon signing the agreement, $200,000 a year later, $175,000 this October and a final payment of $125,000 on Oct. 1, 2004, according to the lawsuit.

Suit: Payments tardy

Redford made the first payment 10 months late and missed the second payment’s Oct. 1, 2002, deadline, according to the lawsuit.

It asks a judge to order Redford to honor the first two payments plus interest and to pay the plaintiffs’ legal fees plus unspecified relief.

A spokesman for Redford said the actor’s lawyers could not comment because they had not seen the complaint.

In 1980, Redford established the Sundance Film Festival as well as the year-round Sundance Institute in Utah.