Michael Bay was assaulted on the Hong Kong set of Paramount’s Transformers: Age of Extinction today, in what appears to be some sort of petty blackmail scheme. According to Reuters, two brothers walked up to the director and demanded a payment of HK$100,000 — about $13,000. (BBC News theorizes that the men were asking for disturbance fees, which are paid to business owners who could lose business when a movie films in their area.) READ FULL STORY
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The family of a woman left with brain damage after an accident during the filming of Transformers 3 has reached an $18.5 million settlement with Paramount Pictures.
Gabriela Cedillo was working as an extra in 2010 when she was hit in the head by a piece of flying metal during the filming of a stunt sequence in Hammond, Ind. An investigation found a weld connecting a car to a tow cable failed.
Her attorney says the 26-year-old needs constant care. Part of the settlement will be set aside for monthly settlement payments to ensure Cedillo has care for the rest of her life.
Paramount spokesman Robert Lawson says the studio is pleased the family agreed to “move forward with the settlement.” He calls what happened “a tragic accident.”
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