Legal storm over Storm Hawks

Nerd Corps Entertainment's distribution arm is suing Denmark-based licensing and brand management agency Kidz Entertainment for...

Nerd Corps Entertainment’s distribution arm is suing Denmark-based licensing and brand management agency Kidz Entertainment for approximately US$267,300 plus damages.

According to a writ filed with the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the Vancouver company is alleging that Kidz agreed to pay €202,800 (approximately US$267,300) in exchange for the delivery of 26 episodes of its boys action series Storm Hawks and marketing/licensing activity around the property in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Iceland.

The writ further states that Nerd Corps delivered the 26 episodes in January 2008, but ‘despite demand for payment, [Kidz] has failed or refused to pay.’ Also at issue is Kidz’s alleged failure to perform ‘Additonal Obligations under the agreement’ pertaining to marketing, distribution and licensing of Storm Hawks in the Nordic region.

Nerd Corps is seeking the outstanding fee and general damages. Reached Wednesday morning, president Ken Faier said he was currently in ‘productive discussions’ with Kidz and was optimistic that the matter would be resolved shortly.

Kidz’s Claus Tomming said the legal action came ‘completely out of the blue.’

‘We can say little at this time except that we have enjoyed a positive and productive relationship with them to this point and it is our intent to continue to do so going forward,’ he said.

From Kidscreen Daily