Park City Film Studios

graphic by Monika Guendner / KPCW

The legal fight over the Park City Movie Studio has taken a dramatic new turn. The financier for the project, Gary Crandall, has dropped his claim that he is a partner in the development, and says he will pursue his remedies as a lender.

Meanwhile, the attorney for studio developer Greg Ericksen says they expect Crandall will try to hold a trustee's sale of the property as soon as late May. KPCW's Rick Brough has more.

Although the Blood and Oil TV series isn't around anymore, the Park City Film Studios are still being used for film projects - including one movie expected to launch soon. Rick Brough has more.

As we've reported, many charges and counter-charges were made as the Park city Film Studios lawsuit went back to Third District Court for oral arguments. Among those, the attorney for studio developer Greg Ericksen said his client has been gratuitously defamed by the financier for the development, Gary Crandall. The attorney emphatically denied that Ericksen sought to establish a position of trust with Crandall based on their mutual membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Rick Brough has more.

Opposing attorneys in the Park City Film Studios lawsuit appeared in Third District Court Monday. Judge Kara Pettit heard charges and counter-charges in the case between studio developer Greg Ericksen and his financier Gary Crandall. The judge took the arguments under advisement and will issue a written ruling later. Rick Brough has more.

Parties Squabble Over Film Studios Lien

Dec 29, 2015
Park City Film Studios

The contractor for Park City Film Studios placed a lien of more than $4-million on the property last month. That became a bone of contention in the pending lawsuit over the studio and brought opposing attorneys to Third District Court last week. Rick Brough has more.

Park City Film Studios

The developer of the Park City Film Studios, Greg Ericksen, has filed a new summary judgment motion in the legal fight with his financier. However, that motion is under seal. Meanwhile, Ericksen has won a round in oral arguments last week in Third District Court, against local businessman Gary Crandall. Ericksen's counterclaim has also named Crandall's business, Newpark Retail. Crandall asked for the business to be dismissed as a defendant, but that request was turned down by Third District Judge Kara Pettit. Rick Brough has more.

The marketers for the Park City Film Studios are out looking for new clients - since it looks like the days are numbered for the ABC series "Blood and Oil" being produced at the new facility. Rick Brough has more.

As we've reported, the developer of the Park City Film Studios, Greg Ericksen, has filed a Counter-Claim against his lender, asking for more than $1- million in damages. He claims that businessman Gary Crandall engaged in a fraudulent scheme to obtain the studio property for a fraction of its value. As part of that, Ericksen's lawsuit details how Crandall allegedly sabotaged leases with possible tenants, ranging from the Kimball Art Center to ABC, which is now producing the "Blood and Oil" series at the studio. Rick Brough has more.

graphic by Monika Guendner / KPCW

In the latest development from the Park City Film Studios legal fight, the developer of the studio, Greg Ericksen, has filed a counterclaim and third-party complaint against its lender, Gary Crandall.

The new documents allege that Crandall engaged in a fraudulent scheme to obtain the movie studio property for a fraction of its value. Ericksen is asking for over $10 million in damages. Rick Brough has more.

ABC

The television series that has been shot in and around Park City made its premiere Sunday night. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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