Class Eligibility

You are a member of the class if you had at least one profit participation contract with SPE dated on or before December 31, 1981 or are you the heir, successor or assign of someone who does, and your contract does not include a provision regarding the calculation of your Profit Participation specifically with regard to Home Video Revenue, Electronic Sell-Through Revenue and/or VOD Revenue and your predecessors did NOT modify the Profit Participation Contract to include a provision for Profit Participation specifically with regard to Home Video Revenue, Electronic Sell-Through Revenue and/or VOD. Finally if you received Profit Participation payments under the Profit Participation Contract from SPE as of December 31, 2016 you are considered a recouped class member, if you did not but meet all other criteria listed above you are an unrecouped class member and you may also file under that subclass

Estimated Amount


Refer to question number eight on the official settlement FAQ

Proof of Purchase


Case Name

Larry E. Martindale, et. al. v. Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc.
Case No. BC499182
Los Angeles Superior Court, Central Civil West Courthouse

Case Summary

This lawsuit claims that SPE failed to properly account for and pay motion picture profit participants (e.g. producers, directors, and actors) in regard to Home Video Revenue, Electronic Sell-Through Revenue, and VOD Revenue under profit participation contracts that do not include express provisions regarding the treatment of such revenues for calculation of profit participation.

Home Video Revenue is revenue derived from the sale of physical copies of motion pictures in tangible products such as Videocassettes, DVDs, and Blu-Ray discs. Electronic Sell-Through Revenue is revenue derived from the sale of digital copies of motion pictures that are delivered to the consumer via electronic transmission (e.g. through download purchases on iTunes or Amazon). VOD Revenue is revenue derived from digital streaming of motion pictures, including through services commonly known as “video-on-demand” or “subscription video-on-demand,” where the consumer does not obtain permanent ownership of a copy of the motion picture (e.g. streaming on services like Netflix).

Settlement Pool





SPE Home Video Settlement
c/o Angeion Group
1801 Market Street, Suite 660
Philadelphia, PA 19103

2 responses to “Sony Pictures Home Video Revenues Class Action Settlement”

  1. Dave says:

    I was in a seinfeld sitcom for one episode as a passer by,took days of work and i was paid a total of 311.00$ for the work in 1989. Can i participate in this class action suit? Thank you for your time

    ADMIN – Hi Dave,

    Please refer to the class eligibility section. Chances are you can’t.

  2. Cassandra crowder says:

    How to apply online

    ADMIN – Hi Cassandra,

    This particular settlement only has a PDF and a phone option.

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