Sunday, November 21, 2010

Karinne Behr, Philippe Martinez and Sanborn Studios: Key players with rocky financial stories

Philippe Martinez (left) on set with Armand Assante in 2008.

Behind Sanborn Studios’ gala opening this month are three key players with various financial stories that read like scripts to a gripping suspense show.

Multiple bankruptcy filings.

Huge flops in Hollywood.

A string of high-profile lawsuits.

And one with a criminal fraud conviction.

But the studio’s lead players — Kenneth Sanborn, Karinne Behr and her brother, Philippe Martinez — are aiming for a comeback story with a happy ending: a successful Lakewood Ranch studio with a hit television show about competing news helicopters called “Miami 24/7.”

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