Published On: Sat, Nov 7th, 2015

Moon River deal with Penny Marshall canceled

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JAKE SHAPIRO

EFFINGHAM COUNTY, Ga. — Moon River Studios has reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission that its two-picture deal with director Penny Marshall has been canceled. In a filing dated Oct. 23, the parent company of Moon River, FONU2, said there was some confusion regarding the start dates of the film “Effa,” and the triggering of required payments. Effa is the story of Effa Manley, the first woman to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. She managed the National Negro League’s Newark Eagles in the 1930s and 1940s. Documents filed with the SEC Wednesday say both parties agreed to cancel the deal. Marshall will retain more than 7 million shares of Moon River stock and will receive the option on the screenplay Effa, reducing liabilities on Moon River’s balance sheet by $425,000.

Source: Moon River two-picture deal with Penny Marshall is canceled | savannahnow.com

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