Last week it was Yoko Ono vs a soft drinks manufacturer. This week the family of the most notorious cocaine kingpin of all time and Hollywood producers fight over the rights to the name, “Narcos”.
The Hollywood Reporter along with a host of other media report.
Speaking Monday to The Hollywood Reporter, Escobar’s 71-year-old surviving brother, Roberto De Jesus Escobar Gaviria, suggested the show’s producers are not cut out for filming in such cartel-infested locales as Mexico and Colombia, adding that they would benefit from the hiring of “hitmen … as security.”
Gaviria also threatened to “close their little show” if the streaming giant failed to provide a $1 billion payment to his company, Escobar Inc., for intellectual property violations.
“Netflix are scared,” he said. “They sent us a long letter to threaten us.”
That letter, prepared and sent July 27 by the powerhouse Los Angeles firm Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, has been obtained exclusively by The Hollywood Reporter.
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