It’s the Doctor! It’s the Doctor! Just the sight of him makes both my hearts stand still.
‘Knight Rider’ Producer Survives Round One in Universal Fraud Lawsuit – by Eriq Gardner
Television producer Glen Larson has jumped the first hurdle in his multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Universal over money from a string of hit shows from the 1970s and 1980s.
Larson, whose work includesKnight Rider, The Six Million Dollar Man, Magnum P.I. andBattlestar Galactica, claims that the series generated hundreds of millions of dollars for the studio yet he hasn’t received any profit participation statements and “as the shows make more money for Universal, the deficit that Larson Productions must overcome continually increases.”
In a detailed ruling issued this week, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Dunn is allowing most of Larson’s claims to move forward over objections made by the studio at the initial stage.
Whoopee! Go, Glen, Go–
Oops, you caught us rooting. But why not? After all:
- Unless you grew up in a Izbekistan you know damn well that every time the talent on any show is suing the studio over not getting their contractual piece of the action the studio’s been
- Glen Larson was TVWriter™ Boss Larry Brody’s boss for a lotta years, some of which LB even describes as “yeah, it was okay
So there’s no contest here. Of course we’re on GL’s side.
How about you?
…Which is a big deal to us because one of its creator/writer/showrunner/stars, a certain Curtis J. Gwinn, is a buddy of the boss’s. So, hey, how about we all watch?
Premiere party, anybody? We’re definitely up for it.
Speaking of that, when’s the ANIMAL PRACTICE party? ‘Cuz Curtis is on that show too, and that’s one hot, little monkey. (Not Curtis. This:)
We know damn well ADULT SWIM can’t buy this cartoon for a jactillion and one legal reasons, but we always wondered what it would be like to be blissfully
ignorant innocent of such considerations and therefore having no problem blithely bugging our corporate overseers gatekeepers. (Turns out to be no biggie either way.)
This is just the tip of the iceberg at Joel Watson’s great site.
Those kibbutzes are bastions of creativity, we’re telling you. Or maybe it’s the co-ed army:
Fox Buys Male Buddy Comedy Based On Israeli Format With John Wells Producing – by Nellie Andreeva
Fox has bought Hard-Up, a single-camera comedy project executive produced by John Wells . Based on the Israeli series Asfur, created by Hanan Savyon and Guy Amir, Hard Up is a comedy about four twentysomething, cash-strapped close friends willing to do anything for each other — especially if it means breaking the rules as they fight against the odds to keep their home in a gentrifying neighborhood.
The Fox version, which has received a script commitment, will be written by Etan Frankel (Shameless)…. John Wells Prods and Warner Bros TV are producing. Savyon and Amir are repped by ADD’s Hadas Mozes.
Hey, it’s no HOMELAND, but what is? (Gotta wonder how many people who love HOMELAND know it’s based on an Israeli series…and if they’d still watch once they did know. Or is anti-semitism just a myth, like the Holocaust?)