IFTA arbitrations are frequently used to resolve disputes involving international distribution agreements
At Pfeiffer Law, we understand that navigating the IFTA arbitration landscape can be both confusing and time-consuming. Our experienced team will be there to walk you through each step, from the initial consultation to the conclusion of the action. Here is a basic outline of the process. First, we will hold an initial consultation where we meet with you to analyze the facts of your case and clarify your specific needs so we are all on the same page moving forward. Second, we will prepare and file the proper Notice of Arbitration with IFTA then serve all necessary parties. Third, we will help you choose the appropriate arbitrator for your action. We have worked with many different IFTA arbitrators in the past, which allows our team to pinpoint the arbitrators best suited for your case. Fourth, we will ensure compliance with all hearing deadlines and formalities. Fifth, should the circumstances require it, we will effectively address any counter or third-party claims against you and assert cross-claims as necessary. Finally, we will be by your side at the arbitration hearing so you get the outcome, and the award, that you deserve. After the arbitrator has issued his or her arbitration award, we will file a Petition to Confirm Arbitration and Award with the Los Angeles County Superior Court. When the judge rules on our Petition to Confirm, a judgment is entered against the adverse party. Because the IFTA arbitration is so complex, it is important to have knowledgeable representatives on your side. Here is a partial list of Pfeiffer Law's awards collected in IFTA arbitration, demonstrating a proven track record of success in this specialized area of the law.
- In CBS Films, Inc. vs. A-Company Film Licensing International GmbH (formerly known as EEAP Eastern European Acquisition Pool GMBH) we obtained an IFTA arbitration award for CBS against A-Company in the amount of $632,532.00 related to the motion picture “7500"
- In Constantin Film Verleih GmbH vs. Europa Films, we obtained an IFTA arbitration award for Constantin against Europa Films in the amount of $332,675.00 related to the motion picture “Pope Joan”
- In Constantin Film GmbH & Co. Verleih KG vs. Cinematografica Gypsy, Ltda. and Top Tape we obtained an IFTA arbitration award for Constantin against Cinematografica Gypsy and Top Tape in the amount of $210,944.00 related to the motion picture “Prince Valiant”
- In Freeway Entertainment Kft. vs. Entermode Corporation we obtained an IFTA arbitration award for Freeway against Entermode in the amount of $147,580.00 related to the motion picture “We are the Night”
- In Freeway Entertainment Kft. vs. Chris Lee Pictures International, Inc. we obtained an IFTA arbitration award for Freeway against Chris Lee Pictures in the amount of $445,552.00 related to the motion picture “Furry Vengeance”
- In Freeway Entertainment Kft. vs. Mirovision, Inc. we obtained an IFTA arbitration award for Freeway against Mirovision in the amount of $241,017.00 related to the motion picture “Pope Joan”
- In Freeway Entertainment Kft. v. The Daisy Entertainment we obtained an IFTA arbitration award for Freeway against Daisy Entertainment in the amount of $572,735.00 related to the motion pictures “Warm Bodies,” “Now You See Me,” and “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”
- In Mandate Films, LLC vs. A-Company Film Licensing International GmbH (formerly known as EEAP Eastern European Acquisition Pool GMBH) we obtained an IFTA arbitration award for Mandate Films against A-Company in the amount of $424,040.00 related to the motion picture “Paradise f/k/a Untitled Diablo Cody Film Project”
- In Lions Gate Exhibition, Inc. v. iLive Entertainment Group Pty, Ltd we obtained an IFTA arbitration award for Lions Gate against iLive in the amount of $388,055.00 related to an exhibition in Sydney, Australia of various costumes, props and other things related to the “Hunger Games” films
- In Summit Entertainment vs. BV Films International, we obtained an IFTA arbitration award for Summit against BV Films in the amount of $742,103.00 related to the motion picture “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels”
- In The Azure (Keeping Mum) LLP vs. Thinkfilm LLC, we obtained an IFTA arbitration award for The Azure against ThinkFilm in the amount of $242,944.00 related to the motion picture “Keeping Mum”
After judgment has been entered against the adverse party, the process of collecting payment begins. We will send a “Due Notice Letter” to the adverse party giving notice of our intent to request that IFTA bar them from the next American Film Market (AFM) if payment is not received. After obtaining proof of delivery of the Due Notice Letter we formally request that IFTA bar them from AFM. After ten days, if the defendant does not pay, IFTA may bar the defendant from attending AFM. The barring process may be repeated one more time, effectively barring the defendant from attending two AFMs.
If you have any questions regarding a potential IFTA arbitration issue, give us a call at (310) 451-5800.
Step 1: Notice of Arbitration and Response
Step 2: Selection of Arbitrator
Step 3: Challenging the Arbitrator
Step 4: Arbitration Hearing
Step 6: Enforcing the Award
I. Notice, Filing and Fees
II. Selection of the Arbitrator
III. Location, Jurisdiction, and Applicable Law
IV. Meetings and Hearings
V. Counterclaims and Cross-Claims
VI. Interim measures of Protection
XI. Miscellaneous Provisions