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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!





pay that lady! I am not even

pay that lady! I am not even with this remake...repeating classic lines word for word...ugh...originality please...
Laia's picture

If the agreement was for the

If the agreement was for the CBS production and did not explicitly state that it would be for ALL remakes of the original version, then she is entitled to ZIP, ZILCH, ZERO! That's the thing about contracts. If it's not stated, then she has no case. If she thought that it was implied, then she has no case... It has to be in writing that she will receive profit for ALL remakes!

The agreement was not for the

The agreement was not for the CBS production. She is using CBS as proof that she is entitled to revenue from all tv productions in perpetuity of the film regardless of what network remakes it. Just as she was compensated when CBS did their version, she should be compensated from Lifetime and Sony. Networks and Studios love to catch amnesia when it comes to paying people, that's why contracts are in place...signed, sealed, and delivered.
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tom022's picture

Don't mess with contractual

Don't mess with contractual agreements, there is no way around this one...even though it looks like they tried...
lifeisgood's picture

This is what happens when you

This is what happens when you don't get your paper work in order! This what happens when you don't do your research and Queen has been in this business too long for this kind of mistake. And this isn't some little known project so there is no excuse. They can afford to cut a check and they need to do it fast. The woman put her work in, she should get her money.
Marek's Wifey's picture

How can they NOT pay her for

How can they NOT pay her for her work? Give the woman her fees, geez. And how did Queen Latifah get the role of M'Lynn? I can see Phylicia Rashad playing her moreson than Latifah.
MsKizzy's picture

well if that's the agreement,

well if that's the agreement, then she's entitled to what's owed to her
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