Why Executive Producer Gavin Polone (‘Gilmore Girls,’ ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’) Is Suing Warner Bros.

Apr 12, 2016  •  Post A Comment

Executive producer Gavin Polone has filed a lawsuit against Warner Bros. Television, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

At issue are the four new 90-minute episodes of the “Gilmore Girls” that Netflix has ordered.

Polone was an executive producer of the original series. According to THR, the lawsuit says Polone’s deal with Warner Bros. entitles  him “to receive $32,500 for each [Gilmore Girls] episode produced after 2003, plus a percentage of the show’s modified adjusted gross and an executive producer credit.”

THR says the lawsuit adds that “Warners is ‘making the absurd claim that the Subsequent Episodes are derivative works based on the television series’ and the studio doesn’t consider the reboot a television series because it’s being produced for Netflix, not a broadcast network.”

The story notes that “Warner Bros. did not immediately respond to a request for comment.”


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  1. If WB prevails this will have terribly adverse implications for other producers of broadcast television programs. Netflix is no different than the broadcast networks…only its means of delivery. Netflix delivers programming that bests the network’ shows and wins Emmys. It would behoove all produces to jump on Gavin Polone’s band wagon.

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