February 16th, 2012 by faye
It seems like “Just My Luck” actor Chris Pine is having some troubles with his former agents. The 31-year-old Chris Pine is currently facing a personal lawsuit filed by his former talent agency, SDB Partners.
SDB Partners, a Century City-based boutique agency, filed the lawsuit on Tuesday at the Los Angeles Superior Court against Chris Pine. The lawsuit contains detailed allegations about the fees Chris Pine earned on a number of high-profile movies, including ‘This is War’ and the upcoming ‘Star Trek’ sequel.
SDB Partners says it wants “commissions on millions of dollars that Chris Pine has already earned” and “also the millions of dollars that Pine will continue to earn as a result of SDB’s prior hard work and dedication to Pine’s career.”
The lawsuit of SDB Partners also stated that they agreed to represent the actor back in 2002 when he had no experience and “nobody was willing to touch Chris Pine.” Through the help of SDB Partners, Chris Pine was lucky to have secured the role of Captain Kirk in ‘Star Trek’ and its sequels, Paramount’s planned reimagining of the Jack Ryan franchise, as well as his character in “This Means War” which premiers on Friday. SDB Partners says Chris Pine allegedly stopped forking over the standard 10 percent commission on ‘Star Trek’ plus the other projects of Chris Pine. The actor has also not responded to a request by SDB Partners to acknowledge his financial obligations with them.
“Through this lawsuit, SDB Partners seeks to not only recover its commissions on millions of dollars that Chris Pine has already earned, but also the millions of dollars that Pine will continue to earn as a result of SDB’s prior hard work and dedication to Pine’s career,” the lawsuit states.
As of the moment, John Carrabino, manager of Chris Pine is being reached for comment.
Moreover, SDB Partners included a letter Chris Pine sent to the agency on November 11, 2011, in which he announced he wanted to part ways.
Chris Pine informed SDB’s principals, ”I have decided that it is best for me to leave. I owe much of the success in my career to all of you… Please know that I recognize what great advocates you have been for me and that you have invested your time and energy into building my career.”
SDB Partners also alleges that “Chris Pine did not even have the courtesy of picking up the telephone to tell SDB that he was ending their relationship of nine years.”