Anthony Bourdain‘s iconic travel and food show, “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown,” is the subject of a new lawsuit over half a million dollars in royalties.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, mega-talent agency International Creative Management Partners (ICM) claims they had a deal in 2011 with Zero Point Zero Productions to represent them.
As part of the deal, they claim they were entitled to certain payments for shows they worked on under the deal and that the money they were to receive was due to them when/if the two sides ever parted ways.
ICM claims two shows are at issue — “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” and “The Hunt with John Walsh.”
The two companies parted ways in 2015 but ICM claims they are owed at least $500,000 in back commissions.
They are suing for breach of contract and looking to get what they are owed, plus interest.
The Blast reached out to Zero Point Zero Productions for comment — so far, no word back.
Anthony Bourdain was found dead in his hotel room in France on June 8, 2018. The cause of death was suicide by hanging.