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Exhibit A to DC Comics v Pacific Pictures Corp -- Superman Marc Toberoff Timeline

Exhibit A to DC Comics v Pacific Pictures Corp -- Superman Marc Toberoff Timeline

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SUPERMAN-MARCTOBEROFFTIM£LINE
*
Pleasereadclosely.Wehaveenclosedseveralsupportingdocumentsinourpackagetoyou,
and
verymuchhopeyouwillspendsometimereviewingthembeforeyoucometoanypotentialsettlementwithMarcToberoff,whorepresentstheSiegels
and
theSchusterheirsintheongoingSupermanlegaldisputewithTimeWarner
and
DC
Comics.ThebelowinformationshouldsaveTimeWarnerpotentiallymillionsandmillionsofdollars,
and,
ifyousochoose,-haveMarcToberoffsuspended,disgraced,---ifnotulltmatelydisbarred---frompracticinglaw.Toberof/beinglabeledasthe"relentlesscrusaderforartists'rights"ishardlythat:he
has
devisedastrategywhereashe
has
ultimatelyclaimedmuchownershipoftheSupermancopyrightpersonallyashecan.Andofcourse.he
has
donesowithouttheknowledge
and
fulldisclosuretotheSiegels
and
Schusterheirs,creatorsofSuperman.As
it
muul8
n.Jat
now,theSin,,,
pt!fWI1I
wilewouldsltlndto"unth"MOSTin
II
seltlement
'With
TiRIeWilmerreJtUdin,theon,.,
SUPERMAN
/eJtIl
dUputewouldnotbetheheinthelllSell1u,bul
Mare
Toberofl.Whatyoudowiththebelowinformationisuptoyou.Youshouldmostcertainlyconductyourowninvestigation.Webelievetherearedetailswithinthistimelin«thatwill
be
ofstronginteresttoyou.Consideritanearlyholidaygift.(Also,please
be
awarethatthistimelineiswrittenwiththeassumptionsthatthtfleader(s)areawareofthecharactersinvolvedwithintheongoingSupermanlegaldisput.,'belweenTimeWarner/DCComics.
The
heirstotheSUPERMANcopyrightate:theSiegels(Joanne,Laura
&
Michael),JerrySiegel'sheirs,whocollectivelyhaveclaimsto50%ofthecopyrighttoSuperman,whiletheSchusterestate
has
claimsontheother50%.)MarcToberoffcurrentlyrepresentsbothpartiesinongoinglitigation.
'
................•..•.•.........•..............•.......••••.•......•.....•.•
In2000
Mf
establisheda
separate
corporationentitled"PacificPicturesCorporation"(pPC),withanaddressof23852PacificCoastHwy,Suite555,Malibu,CA90265.Tel:(310)-589-5151.Youwill
see
belowthatheestablishedthisbusiness
to
solicithisservices
as
anattorney.
In
2001,MarcToberoff(Mf)beganresearchingSuperman,who
had
rights,etc.
Mf
initiallycontactsKevin
Marks
atGang,Tyre,whorepresentedJoanneandLauraSiegelwithanofferfortheSiegelrights.
Marks
discouragesToberofffromanyadvances,anddoesnottellSiegelsinitiallyoftheinteractioJ;lbecausehebelievesitisnot
in
their
bestinterest..
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57
 
On
Nov.23,2001,MTenteredintoajointventureagreementbetweenhisownoutsidecorporationPacificPicturesCorp.(NOTalaw
fuin),
andMarkWanenPeavy,andhismotherJean
Peavy.
heirstotheJoeSchusterestate.Forthepurposesofthisdocument.
we
donotknowthecontentofthatagreement.MTand
Ari
Emanuel,partnerandagentatEndeavor.contactsKevinMarksatGang,Tyrer,Ramer,
&
Brownagain,(wborepresentedJoanneandLauraSiegel),onAugust8,2002.MTapproachestheSiegels,
not",ana"orne.y
but
aLa.filmproducer.
statingthatheis"allied"withEmanuel,hopingsuchaclaimwilllegitimize
him.
On
August8
111
2002,MTtellsMarksthathe
and
Emanuelhaveabillionaire
ready
tooffer
$IS
milliondollarsup-front,pluswhattheypromisetobemeaningfulparticipationfrom
proceeds
forexploitationoftheSiegels'rightstoSUPERMANandsomecontinuedroyaltiesonanongoingbasisinallmedia.KevinMarkssaystotheSiegels,"Don'tdoit.
tt
Gang,TyrertellstheSiegelsthattheybelieveMThasbrokeredaconfidentialagreementwiththeJoeSchusterestate.MarksalsotellstheSiegelsthattheSchusterestatewillhaveterminationrightsinapproximately2013.Schustermissedterminationnotices.Withintheiroffer,MTappealstotheSiegels'senseofownershipandencouragesthemtotakethisdeal.MTsayshecanhelpthemmakeamovieindirectcompetitiontotheonebeingmadeatWarnerBrothers(MTmakesthisargumenttoJoanneandLaura,allthewhileknowingfullwellthatnoonewouldevergonearmailingsuchanattempt;nootherstudiowouldgoforitbecauseofthedivisionofrights,andnooneoutsideofthestudio
system
wouldattemptsuchanendeavorfor
all
theenormouscostsattributabletothemaking,marketing
and
distributionofsuchafilm.)Inotherwords,MTdisplays"predatoryintent"inhisinitialapproachtotheSiegelsfromthevery
beginning.
In
theirveryfirstconversation,KevinMarkstellsMT"nogo"-thattheSiegelshave
already
reachedanagreementwithTimeWarner
and
DC
Comics,
MarksconveysMT'soffertotheSiegels,andMarksdoessaytotheSiegels,itisabetterofferthantheoneyouhave.However,MarksalsotellstheSiegels
that
hewouldtestifY
in
courtagainsttheSiegelsiftheyacceptedthisofferbecausehebelievestherehasalreadybeenanagreementreached.TheSiegelsareangryatKevinMarksthathesaidhewouldtestifyagainstthemiftheytookMT'soffer,andrelationsbreakdownbetweentheSiegelsandGang,Tyrer.TheyfireGang,Tyrer.
And,
because
theSiegelsbelievedthatMTwassympathetictotheirplight.andbecauseMTappealedtotheirsenseofownershipofSUPERMAN.theydecidetoenterintoanagreementwithIntellectualPropertiesWorldwide,otherwiseknownas"IPW·'.MarcToberoff'sfilmproductioncompany,for10%foranykindofdeal
be
gottomakeamovieorexploit
the
rights.(asyouknow,theSiegelssubmittedterminationnoticesontheSupermancopyrightin1997).
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EXHIBITA
58
 
."
The
Siegels'agreementwithIPWisanagreementthatmirrorstheearlierPacificPicturesagreement
that
MTmakeswiththeheirstoJoeSchuster
(seemoreiliformaJionontldsbelow).
In
otherwords,MarcToberotTisnamedastheirattorneywithintheagreement(whichismaskedasaretaineragreement)intheeventthattheygotolitigationoveraqytbing
(pleaseseeencloseddocument).
UpontheSiegelssigningtheagreement,MTthentellsJoanneandLaura
that
hismysteriousbillionaire
has
decided
toinvestelsewhere.Inotherwords,MTmakes
himself
the
Siegels'attorneyofrecordwhilehesolicitedthemas
'8.
filmproducer,violatingtherulethatnolawyermaydirectlysolicitbusiness,withthedoubleviolationofdoing.itundertheauspicesofdoingseparatebusinessdealings.MT'ssoleintentwastobecometheSiegels'attorney,nottohelptheSiegels(ashe
had
alleged)tomakeamovie
in
competitionto
SupermanReturns,
which
was
then
in
developmentatWarnerBrothers.MTalsoneverdivulgeshispreviousdirectdealingswiththeSchusterheirs,andhisNov.23,2001jointagreementwiththePeavys(theSchusterheirs)
in
which
he
isnamedtheirattorneyofrecord.In2002,MTsethissightsonacquiringthepassiveinteresttoMichaelSiegel'srights,who,asyouknow,is
Jerry
Siegel'sson
from
hisfirstmarriage,
and
isLaura'shalf..brother.MichaelSiegel
has
aninterestof12.5%inSUPERMANandSUPERBOY.TheSiegels
total
have500A.interest(Joanneholds500A.,Laura25%..Michael25%).So,
in
essence,Joanne
has
25%,Laura12.5,Michael12.5.MT
used
tohisadvantagethestrainedrelationshipbetweenJoanneandLaura,andMichael;aswellasstrainedcommunicationwiththeSchusters.HerecomesAriEmanuel,and
he
isgoingto
finance
thepurchaseofMichaelSiegel'sinterest.ButMichaelSiegel
turns
him
downflat.MTdisclosestheintenttopurchasetoJoanne
and
Laura,admittingitisapossibleconflictofinterest.MTisfullyawareofwhatheisdoingis
wrong.
On
December16,2002,thereisanotherletterfromMTand
Ari
EmanueltoJoanneandLauraSiegel,sayingtheyare
re-approaching
Michaelagainaboutpurchasinghisinterest.MTtellsMichaelSiegelthattheyhaveaninvestor
ready
tobuyouthisinterest,thoughtheamountissignificantlylessthanwhatDCshowedashisshare.March3,2003-letterfromPaulLevitzIDCComicstotheSiegels,andMTismessinguprelationshipsforhisownpersonalbenefitDCistryingtounderstandwhytheybackedoutofthedeal.ThereasonisMTwhoisinterferinginalltherelationshipsuptothispoint.May2003-MTiscontinuingtomakebusinessarrangementswiththeSchusterheirs,unbeknownsttoJoanneandLauraSiegel.May13,2003:MichaelSiegelsendsaveryconcernedlettertoLauraSiegelaboutMarcToberoff'sactions.
(pleaseseeenclosedletter:thisletterlaysoutwellMT'sscheme).
Amongotherthings,MichaelSiegeltellsherofhowToberoffisnowcontrollingthewholeoftheSUPERMANcopyright,howhemayhaveboughtasubstantialportionoftheSchusterinterestforhimself,andhebringstolightMT'sutterlackofopeninga3
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