Rob Schneider -Friend' Seeking Finder's Fee For Arranging Film Financing
By Eriq Gardner (March 5, 2008)
Los Angeles resident Bob Rubin is suing Schneider and his brother for failing to give him a “finder's fee” for hooking them up with another friend who financed Schneider's film, “The Chosen One.”
According to this complaint, filed yesterday in LA Superior Court, a friend named Joe Bretz asked Rubin to “hook him up” with some of Rubin's celebrity friends. Afterwards, Rubin introduced Bretz to Rob and John Schneider at the House of Blues on Sunset Blvd., and the group worked out a deal to finance “The Chosen One,” said to be Schneider's dream project.
Rubin then told John Schneider he wanted a 3 percent finder's fee, and Schneider allegedly responded, “Sure, no problem man. I'm going to take care of you.”
You can probably finish this post yourself. Over subsequent months, Rubin was paid small amounts of cash but claims he never got the full fee he believes he was entitled. He found a lawyer, Steven Lowe in LA, and is now hoping to collect at least $270,000 in damages.