After an extra on "Glee" leaked the names of the prom king and queen in a future episode, the show’s producer, 20th Century Fox Television, is considering adding punitive language to all of its contracts to dissuade people from leaking information, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Hollywood, Esq. blog.
"Glee" co-creator Brad Falchuk took to Twitter to attack Nicole Crowther, the extra who leaked the plot point, writing that he hopes "you’re qualified to do something besides work in entertainment. … Who are you to spoil something talented people have spent months to create?"
The show has been using standard Screen Actors Guild contracts that don’t contain non-disclosure agreements for extras, the story notes. Such clauses would provide punishment if plot secrets were leaked. As it is, the show apparently has no legal recourse against Crowther.
Hollywood has gradually been catching up with the increasing use of social networks such as Twitter and Facebook to disseminate information, according to the story. A number of shows have added non-disclosure agreements and damages provisions to their agreements, and an insider at “Glee” says the show may soon follow suit with all of its talent deals.