John Singleton made Paramount and MTV films a ton of money off of Hustle & Flow, including an Oscar.
He's now suing both of them.
Why? Because part of the deal to let them distribute and make all that money and win that Oscar was that John got $9 million dollars — and the green light on two upcoming projects if they were going to cost less than $3.5 million each.
What he got, instead, was the companies adding unwarranted conditions which pretty much made it impossible to make those two movies.