4 items from 2015
The “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” films are cult classics from the ’90s, but the producers, writers and a director behind the “heroes in a half shell” movies are now demanding payment from Warner Bros. Producers Kim Dawson and Gary Propper, director Steve Barron, writers Bobby Herbeck and Todd Langen and an heir to producer Graham Cottle filed a lawsuit Thursday in the Los Angeles Superior Court against the distributor of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (1990), “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze” (1991) and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III” (1993). The filing states that the six plaintiffs were “entitled to »
- Debbie Emery
It’s been a quarter-century since the first of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trilogy hit theaters, but the folks behind the films still are seeking money from them. Producers Kim Dawson and Gary Propper, director Steve Barron, writers Bobby Herbeck and Todd Langen and an heir to producer Graham Cottle won a $400,000-plus judgment against rights holder Fortune Star this week, but they haven’t seen any of that loot yet. So now the six are going after Warner Bros, which… »
Deadline is this reporting a quite remarkable story concerning 1990’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, with news that the producers, writers and director are suing Fortune Star Media Ltd, the rights holders of the original three Turtles films, as well as Warner Bros.
Producers Kim Dawson, Gary Propper and the heir to Graham Cottle, as well as director Steve Barron and film scribes Bobby Herbeck and Todd Langen are suing the rights holder 22-years after the release of the first film for damages in excess of $3.175 million. The money, the half-dozen plaintiffs say, is net profits owed to then for the original film as well as the two sequels, released in 1991 and 1993 respectively. Warner Bros., who have now taken over original distributor New Line Cinema, is referred to in the suit, though the studio is not a named defendant in the claim.
“Plaintiffs are informed and believe and based thereon allege »
- Scott J. Davis
Exclusive: Turtles move slow but steady and that's the nature of a multi-million dollar breach of contract lawsuit filed today by producers Kim Dawson, Gary Propper and the heir to Graham Cottle, director Steve Barron, and writers Bobby Herbeck and Todd Langen. More than 22-years after the last of the first three features of the adventures of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles debuted, the half dozen plaintiffs are going after rights holder Fortune Star Media Ltd for over… »
4 items from 2015
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