Transformers studio to pay China park $411,000

BEIJING • The Hollywood studio that made the latest Transformers blockbuster must pay a Chinese scenic area more than two million yuan (S$411,000) because it failed to include the park's logo, state media reported. A court in Chongqing ordered Paramount Pictures and its Beijing partner to pay the money to a park in the south-western municipality, the official Xinhua news agency said on Thursday.

The films are wildly popular in China and when Transformers: Age Of Extinction came out, it became the country's highest ever grossing movie. Some of its scenes were filmed in the gorges of the Wulong Scenic Area and the group managing the park claimed it had an agreement for the logo to be shown in the footage.

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