Lionsgate Sues Starline Over ‘La La Land’ Branded Tour
Here’s to the fools who dream — and to the mess they make.Three years ago, Starline Tours dreamed up a branded tour of the locations in “La La Land,” the musical starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.But now, the Hollywood tour company has ended up in litigation.
Lionsgate, which produced the film, filed a lawsuit on Friday alleging that Starline never paid $250,000 under the terms of the deal.“La La Land” was released in December 2016, and was instantly embraced by the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board.
The film featured landmarks like the Griffith Observatory, the Colorado Street Bridge, and the Watts Towers, and was shot in such gauzy hues that it made even the Pregerson interchange look good.Guests on Starline tours would ask the drivers to take them to the observatory and to Angels Flight, the funicular railway that is also featured in the film, according to the Los Angeles Times.
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