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Case of the competing "Beauty Shop"

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Wondered how this would work out. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the two competing movies titled "Beauty Shop" have led MGM to file a copyright infringement and breach of contract suit against writer-director Mark Brown. Brown is one of the creators of MGM’s "Barbershop" franchise, which is set to spin off a movie called "Beauty Shop," but Brown already is in preproduction with an indie project of his own, also called "Beauty Shop" and set in a black-run beauty parlor. Huh? The suit, filed Nov. 7 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, seeks injunctive relief to prohibit Brown from developing his competing "Beauty Shop" into a film as well as unspecified damages. It names Brown, Beauty Shop Llc., Brown’s Renegade Pictures and C4 Pictures as defendants. Brown received screenplay and producer credit on the original "Barbershop" and is an executive producer on the upcoming "Barbershop 2." MGM’s suit claims that he is "developing, producing and marketing a screenplay and motion picture entitled ‘Beauty Shop’ that is competitive with, and highly similar to, the films in MGM’s ‘Barbershop’ motion picture franchise with full knowledge of MGM’s prior use and exclusive rights in the ‘Barbershop’. Spanky, Spanky, Spanky…

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