Park City Film Studios

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.

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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.

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

On today's program, Charlie Sturgis with Mountain Trails Foundation has his weekly update. Wasatch County Planning Director Doug Smith and Don Taylor with Wasatch Trails Association have update on the Heber Valley unified trails master plan. Park City Council Member Liza Simpson reviews some of the items discussed at Thursday's City Council meeting. Marshall Moore the Marketing Consultant for Park City Film Studios talks about Sunday's premiere of Blood and Oil and Sandy Geldhof and Hatch Haslock have details on the September 30th fundraiser for Sam Jackenthal and family.

Park City Film Studios

The developer of the Park City Film Studios lost a round in Third District Court Wednesday. But the decision from Judge Kara Pettit was on a somewhat narrow legal issue. The judge denied a motion from Greg Ericksen to overturn a lien on the studio property. The ruling, however didn't come to grips with the dispute between Ericksen and his lender, Gary Crandall. Rick Brough has more.

Even though construction at the Park City Film Studios is not finished, production on a new television show for this fall's season is underway. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Local developer Gary Crandall is asking Third District Court to let him amend his lawsuit against the Park City Film Studios and has submitted a more detailed complaint against Greg Ericksen, the developer of the project. Crandall alleges that he advanced more than $12 million to the film studios based on agreements and Ericksen's promises that Crandall would be a partner in the development. Instead, the revised lawsuit says Ericksen is now fraudulently claiming that Crandall is only a lender. Rick Brough has more.

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