The scandal involved Justin Timberlake, actor and musician. The director of The Making of The 20/20 Experience sued him.
According to TMZ’s report, Justin Timberlake hired John Urbano, in 2012, to film and edit a documentary that would cover the making of The 20/20 Experience, the singer’s third studio record. Urbano claims Justin made a promise to equally share the film’s proceeds.
Urbano claims that he shot Justin Timberlake around 60 days and spent approximately 2,500 hours editing footage. Justin was initially moved and inspired by the film.
His album was his most commercially successful solo project. He lost interest in the documentary which was never made.
Urbano feels certain that he could have gotten a fee for editing and filming, but the musician paid him an advance of $20,000 plus reimbursements for expenses incurred while filming.
The director calculated that he received $7 per hour for the project.
The director now demands full compensation from the court for his work and all rights to the documentary.
Timberlake starred in Palmer, the Fisher Stevens-directed drama. Timberlake is now the crime thriller reptile for Grant Singer. The Netflix debut will be later this year.
Stars in feature debuts with Michael Pitt, Alicia Silverstone and Benicio de Toro Singer (who co-wrote it).
Justin Timberlake has not commented on the legal issue with the director. Urbano also wants full rights to the documentary and not only financial compensation.
Timberlake and his attorneys have not yet replied to these complaints. We await the outcome of these complaints!