Film row to High Court

Goldcrest Films and Television is taking Merchant Ivory Productions and A Room with a View Productions to the High Court in a damages claim over the sale of the rights of the film A Room with a View. Goldcrest claims it entered into an agreement over the film with Merchant Ivory, A Room with a View Productions, National Film Finance Corporation and Curzon Film Distributors, but that Merchant Ivory breached its exclusive rights by giving Channel Four the right to broadcast the film for a fee of £75,000.