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So, was it a film distribution agreement or something else?

P.E.A. films, the successor in rights to an Italian company that years ago had "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" and other seminal movies in its owned catalog, filed a federal lawsuit against Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 2014. That litigation alleged that MGM was not adequately compensating it under an agreement between the parties pursuant to which MGM distributed several of P.E.A.'s films, including the above Clint Eastwood classic.

Songwriters: Credit and royalty details

As a songwriter, it's understandable that you like to focus most your time and energy on what you do best — writing songs. Of course, there is a legal side of your professional life that you need to focus on as well. If you don't, you could be faced with a variety of legal issues in the future, some of which can pull you away from what you really want to do.