Original "Steel Magnolias" Producer ACCUSES Lifetime And Sony Pictures Of STIFFING Her Out Of Money And Credits
As with many remakes, drama is a-brewin' for the upcoming Lifetime all-black cast reload of a classic. The producer of the original Steel Magnolias film is claiming that "remake" producers Sony Pictures and Lifetime Television are stiffing her out of money and on-screen credit for the new flick. Get the deets inside....
Victoria L. White, the executive producer of the original 1989 film Steel Magnolias, is suing Lifetime Television and Sony Pictures for their upcoming remake of her hit film. In the suit, she claims she has a "Television agreement" that entitles her to a co-producer or co-executive producer credit on any TV project based on the flick. She adds that the agreement also provides her with cash including a $15,000 fee, plus up to 3.75% of net profits. And she got none of that.
Victoria says Sony can't pretend they didn't know about it because they ALREADY followed the agreement in 1992 when they remade the film for CBS.
Victoria wants to stop the film, starring Queen Latifah and Phylicia Rashad, from airing on Oct. 7, unless she gets what she deserves.
We'll keep you posted!