Jeremy Piven – Speed the Plow producers to arbitrate in June

Jeremy Piven's departure from the Broadway revival of ‘Speed-the-Plow' is the subject of an Arbitration Hearing that has been set for June 8 and 9.

Arbitrator George Nicolau will hear the matter, which concerns Piven's sudden withdrawal from the show, claiming he had high levels of mercury in his body, and was quitting on doctor's orders.

The producers' camp has requested medical records and activity logs from the actor, in efforts to prove that his health would not actually have been in jeopardy had he continued in his role.

The Arbitration Hearing is the second step toward a resolution of the matter. Under Actors' Equity guidelines, a grievance hearing concerning the matter was held in February. The grievance committee, made up of members from both the producers' actors' camps was deadlocked, unable to arrive at a definitive result.”

(Via Hearing set for Piven's ‘Plow' dispute – Entertainment News, Legal News, Media – Variety.)

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