'Nailed' back on track
SAG-ordered stoppage over payroll resolvedThe latest crisis in David O. Russell's politically charged romantic comedy "Nailed" has been resolved.
On Monday, filming in South Carolina resumed for the movie, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Biel, following SAG's decision to shutter production over payroll issues.
SAG on Friday had ordered its actors to stop working after producers failed to replenish its deposit with the union to cover the actors' payroll. The DGA and IATSE followed suit, sources said.
SAG often requires indie or low-budget productions to make deposits with the union to pay actors if payroll can't be met. The producers can draw from that deposit during the course of production but must replenish that fund when that happens.
A source close to SAG said with "Nailed," the actors were paid out of the deposit, but the financing producers -- Persistent Entertainment and Capitol Films -- did not deposit more funds to the account. Red Wagon Prods. is also a producer on the film but not involved in the financing.
"We've reached agreements with SAG and the DGA, and the film is shooting right now," Capitol head of business affairs Ray Reyes said.
SAG said it had received "adequate financial assurances that its members will be paid their wages." A DGA source also confirmed it has advised Russell, as well as the project's assistant directors and unit production managers, to keep working.
Last month, actor James Caan left the project after a dispute with Russell.