The actor profiles Jon Øigarden, Nicolai Cleve Broch and Agnes Kittelsen won the case where they were sued by their own agent company.
The verdict fell at 1 p.m. Friday. VG has heard the verdict read out by the Copenhagen City Court, where all three are acquitted and awarded legal costs from the agency company Panorama Agency.
The three were sued for what the company believed was a breach of contract. Panorama Agency must also pay more than 40,000 kroner to each of the Norwegian actors in legal costs.
The trial took place over three days in mid-May in Copenhagen City Court.
Øigarden, Cleve Broch and Agnes Kittelsen have all along insisted on their claims that Panorama Agency represents a culture in the agent industry.
Now they have been upheld in Danish law that they are free to settle from their contracts on their own terms.
VG has asked Panorama Agency for a comment on the verdict.
Nicolai Cleve Broch, Agnes Kittelsen and Jon Øigarden: Defendant by his own agent
“Exit” stars Jon Øigarden (50) and Agnes Kittelsen (41), as well as Nicolai Cleve Broch (45), have all been summoned to court by…
– This culture concerns the whole industry. But now we are here, Nicolai, Agnes and I, and we must try and be such good defenders of this that we can be heard and get an end to this – give a message to Panorama that; cut out the stupid contracts! said Jon Øigarden during the trial in May.
– The contract term is completely unheard of in Scandinavia, said Secretary General Anders Bredmose of the Norwegian Actors’ Association.
Today, Bredmose can state that all three have been acquitted and that Panorama Agency must pay their costs.
– For the affected members, it has been a great burden to have this case going, so we are of course happy that it is finally over, Bredmose says to VG and adds that they must now first study the terms of the verdict before they pronounce closer.
Nicolai Cleve Broch in court: – Uncomfortable
COPENHAGEN (VG) Defendant Nicolai Cleve Broch testified in court on Thursday about his former agent Panorama Agency.
The dispute is mainly handled regarding disagreement regarding the actors’ contracts and Panorama Agency’s demand for delivery for a long time after the termination of the contract.
– It is a strange situation that you have to be summoned by your own agent, but I am very happy that the actors’ association takes this seriously and assists us through this difficult process, Jon Øigarden told VG when the lawsuit became known last summer.
Øigarden in court: – Cut out the stupid contracts!
COPENHAGEN (VG) A determined and annoyed Jon Øigarden met his ex-agents from the Danish Panorama Agency in the courtroom on Wednesday.
– The reason is simple. The three actors, who are now the best of successful actors in Norway, are trying to free themselves from their obligations before the contract expires, Panorama Agency’s lawyer, Bjarke Vejby, informs in an e-mail to VG in connection with the lawsuit.
It was also Vejby who led the case for Panorama Agency in May, while the Norwegian Actors’ Association had hired Danish Sven Gert Hougaard.
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