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WARNER BROS. SUES SONY, OTHERS FOR WOOING PRODUCERS

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Warner Bros. said Friday it filed suit seeking $1 billion in damages from Sony Corp. and others over Sony's courtship of film producers Peter Guber and Jon Peters to run Columbia Pictures Entertainment Inc.

Guber and Peters, who produced the megahit "Batman" and other films for Warner, have been trying to get out of a recently signed five-year exclusive agreement to make films for Warner.In a suit filed in Superior Court in Los Angeles, Warner accused Sony of inducing the two executives to breach their agreement so they could take top jobs at Columbia.