HOLDINGS: [1]-In a producer’s suit against defendants, a movie studio, its president, and its wholly-owned subsidiary, alleging breach of an oral agreement regarding the producer’s work on a spin-off film of a movie franchise, the trial court did not err in denying defendants’ to compel arbitration because although the parties agreed to arbitrate any controversy, claim, or dispute arising out of or relating to the written agreements for the sixth and seventh movies in the franchise, the instant dispute neither arose from nor related to those agreements, and there was no reasonable probability that when the parties agreed to arbitrate any dispute relating to the agreements for the sixth and seventh movies that they meant every dispute in which a party mentioned the contracts, no matter how tangentially.

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Outcome

Order affirmed.