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Hergott Productions, Inc./Muffin Club Entertainment Inc. Files Lawsuit Against Multiple Parties Involved In "Never Submit" Movie

CORONA DEL MAR, Calif., May 16, 2007 – Hergott Productions, Inc./Muffin Club Entertainment Inc.  President James Hergott announced today a lawsuit has been filed against Imperia Entertainment, Inc. Pink Sheets: IPEI), Muller Media, Inc. (Pink Sheets: MUMI), Ken Eade and Never Submit LLC in regards to the mixed martial arts movie "Never Submit" (US Copyright PAU3106473).

The lawsuit filed in federal court alleges breach of contract and copyright infringement and seeks an immediate injunction to stop the project from moving forward.  Mr. Hergott comments "I have notes dating back ten years when I first started putting together the "Never Submit" project and have been working on the script for years.  I hold the copyright to the manuscript, the movie title and the characters and have not been paid a dime for the rights.   I will pursue every legal avenue possible to stop other parties from producing and releasing this movie without my permission or involvement."

In an email dated Feb 15, 2007 to Mr. Hergott, Mr. Eade stated in reference to "Never Submit"  "Your vision, your story, everything is great" and "I have much respect and admiration for you.  You’re a great filmmaker.   I believe in you and have faith in your vision and your ability.  Your story is innovative and interesting.  The story and structure is perfect."  Also in an email from Feb16, 2007 Mr. Eade wrote, "James you are an amazing man. We are on the same page.  I agree with you and the story will not be f#@&*d with at all.  The story is gold."

Mr. Hergott officially resigned from all company positions on March 13, 2007 after Imperia was 24 weeks delinquent in compensation to Mr. Hergott (Which remains outstanding).   Mr. Hergott began work as an independent contractor in the position as president of Imperia Entertainment, Inc. (formerly Soleil Film, Inc.) on July 1, 2005.  In an email sent March 14, 2007 Mr. Eade admits to Mr. Hergott that he owes him the back pay stating, "We will, of course, make prompt payment of your back salary."  The funds however never materialized.

In addition to being CEO and Chairman of Imperia Entertainment, and Muller Media, Mr. Eade also serves as general counsel for the companies and has been suspended from law practice 13 times by the State Bar of California for various disciplinary infractions.

If you wish to interview Mr. Hergott about the situation or wish to contact Hergott Productions please email Stephanie Johnson at
[email protected].
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