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Last year, Hollywood Production Studios released Carwreck, featuring comedian Jamie Jumer. When negotiating the

filming of Carwreck, the parties included the following clause in the contract: "If the partnership between Hollywood Production Studios and Jamie Jumer is successful, both parties agree to begin filming a sequel in 2017." The movie was critically acclaimed and exceeded box office predictions. Jumer, who was relatively new to the comedy scene, became a household name. Despite her laidback comedic tone, Jumer was difficult to work with. She frequently argued with the director and oftentimes failed to show up for filming. After the buzz surrounding Carwreck died down, Jumer contacted Hollywood Production Studios to inquire when filming for the sequel would begin. Because of the difficulties with working with Jumer in the first movie, the production company does not want to film a second movie.

This question has three parts.

(1) First, assume you are representing Hollywood Production Studios. What would you argue for your client?

(2) Next, make the case for the other side—what are the best arguments supporting Jumer?

(3) Finally, explain which argument you find more persuasive. Are there any potential facts that would bolster your conclusion? You may find it helpful to draft a definition of the term successful.

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(1) My first defense would be to bring in other members of the crew (directors, camera crew, producers) and collect... View the full answer

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