Lifetime Is Sued Over 'Steel Magnolias' Reboot THR
Lifetime has been sued over the network's telepic based on the 1989 film "Steel Magnolias," according to The Hollywood Reporter's Hollywood, Esq.
The lawsuit was filed Monday by Victoria L. White, who served as an executive producer on the feature film, the report says. White charges Lifetime, A&E Networks and Sony Pictures Television with making the film without her permission or an agreement for the underlying rights, according to the story.
The lawsuit claims White bought the rights and developed the film with other people, including Ray Stark, who died in 2004. She claims she's entitled to a producing credit on the new TV project or projects, as well as $5,000 per episode, a $10,000 bonus and a share of net profits, the piece adds.
White is asking the court to stop the release of the remake unless she receives compensation and a screen credit.