Antonio Cromartie‘s reality show is at the center of a dispute after two producers are accusing another two producers of screwing them out of their cut of the shows profits.
Two Brown Girls Productions sued Gurney Productions claiming in 2016 they were approached by an agent at CAA who represented Gurney and accepted an offer to develop and sell a reality show Two Brown Girls (TBG) created based on Cromartie and his wife, Terricka, called “The Cromarties.”
According to the documents, the deal granted Gurney — who also created “Duck Dynasty” — an exclusive nine-month option for development and shopping of “The Cromarties.” TBG were to receive royalties per episode in the amount of 70% of Gurney Productions fee received from the network.
The pilot was in production a month later and they were shopping it around to networks. By June, Gurney had sold the show to USA Network at a price of $350k per episode.
Months later, TBG discovered Gurney was being sued by its parent company, ITV, for fraud and the principal people at Gurney were removed from their positions. TBG claims they later learned the network paid Gurney to remove them as producers on the show.
TBG reached out to Gurney who assured them they would be paid once production was finished.
The suit claims TBG was never paid a dime from Gurney despite numerous demands, and refuses to provide any documents relating to the finances of the show or what they have been paid by the network.
TBG wants an audit to determine how much they claim to be owed in damages.
We reached out to Gurney Productions for comment.