THE “P” TALKS!
BY: Pilar Mateo
Breach of contract is a legal cause of action and a type of civil wrong, in which a binding agreement or bargained-for exchange is not honored by one or more of the parties to the contract by non-performance or interference with the other party’s performance.
That is how it is defined.
More often than not, a lot of our industry people going to other countries to perform and give entertainment especially to our kababayans are being victimized by producers who do not keep their word or for that matter does not follow what has been agrees upon and stipulated in the contracts made with the people involved.
The latest to come out with a case with his producer is singer-comedian-director Dinky Doo.
“May show sana kami in July 27, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. Ito ‘yung “Titos of Manila Drive to Canada“. Kumbaga, dadalhin ko doon ang Bad Bananas-Christopher de Leon, Edgar Mortiz with Tirso Cruz III, and ako. Ang alam ko, all set na. Kasi galing na ako doon last year. At may masama rin akong experience. Nagpirmahan na. Okay na. Kaya kaming nandito sa Pilipinas, naghihintay na ipadala na ang kabuuang bayad sa artists. Hindi nangyayari. Nakabenta na ng mga tickets doon. Naka-announce na pero ang pinag-usapan namin at pinirmahan at pinag-agreehan ng producer eh, hindi pa nangyayari.” (Refer to the contract. Item number 38, letter B)
Dinky has already consulted his lawyers for the next thing he and his group has to do.
The producer is Fred Oreal of For3al Productions of Canada.
The managers of the said artists are also waiting for the response of producer Fred.
The next payment set to be wired last May 30, 2019 allegedly has not been sent. And no word from the producer is heard.
“When a breach of contract occurs or is alleged, one or both of the parties may wish to have the contract enforced on its terms, or may try to recover for any financial harm caused by the alleged breach. If a dispute over a contract arises and informal attempts at resolution fail, the most common next step is a lawsuit.”
Better talk it over!