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‘Lost’ Lawsuit: Former ‘Baretta’ Producer Says He Created Series First—in 1977

Jul 14, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Anthony Spinner, a producer on “Baretta,” filed a lawsuit against ABC and Touchstone Television claming that back in 1977 he was paid $30,000 by the network to write a pilot that eventually became “Lost,” TMZ reports.

 

Spinner cites numerous close parallels between his treatment and the current series—from a plane that crashes in a tropical jungle to many of the characters and their dark pasts—and says the network passed on his version three times between 1977 and 1994.

 

His suit was filed last week and follows an earlier suit that was dismissed for procedural reasons.

 

—Elizabeth Jensen 

2 Comments

  1. Another caveman wakes up 30 years later to discover he invented fire before it became popular. What was this guy waiting for, unsolicited residuals?

  2. 1977 is the same year the Losties are stuck in. I bet this is viral marketing.

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