Sunday, February 19, 2012
Spider-Man Settlement Finalized
Variety's Gordon Cox is reporting that a settlement has been reached in the ongoing Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark lawsuit saga. The suit arose when Taymor alleged unpaid royalties by the producers, and the settlement results in Taymor receiving almost $10,000 per week in directing royalties, though a suit is still pending over alleged royalties due to Taymor over her writing contributions on the show. Of the two suits, Variety speculates that this suit was the more likely of the two to be resolved in Taymor's favor. This is because, "Although the storyline and book of the tuner were altered significantly after Taymor exited the production, major chunks of the show's original staging -- which presumably originated with Taymor -- remain."