Seven summons former Sunrise EP Boland over memoir

BrekkyNetwork Seven has launch legal action against former executive producer of Sunrise Adam Boland over his soon to be published memoir, with a directions hearing scheduled for tomorrow morning in the Supreme Court in Sydney.

Titled Brekky Central, the memoir will detail Boland’s time in breakfast television and it is understood that the network is concerned Boland, who was a key player in the turnaround of the breakfast program, could be in breach of a confidentiality agreement with the network over elements of the book.

In a statement issued this afternoon Boland’s publisher Melbourne University Press CEO Louise Alder sought to capitalise on the controversy, saying: “We are renowned for publishing books with spine. We stand by this very personal book and the author.

“Brekky Central is a celebration of television. Adam Boland, one of the industry’s wunderkind, takes us inside the dream factory. He is brutally frank about himself, the highs and lows and the personal cost of success. Brekky Central will be read by the many fans of breakfast television, an army of sensitive media executives and overworked life coaches around the nation. It is a book for our times.”

A spokesman for Seven declined to comment on the legal action.

Update: The directions hearing saw the matter scheduled for October 10. It is not yet clear if Boland will have to testify in court.


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