The “Smallville” producers feel that they’ve been slipped some kryptonite financially.
Series creators Miles Millar and Alfred Gough and co-producer Tollin/Robbins Prods. filed a lawsuit against Warner Bros. TV and The CW, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“Warner Bros.’ practices of unfair self-dealing include licensing the series for broadcast on its own affiliated WB and CW networks for unreasonably low, below-market license fees, resulting in lower gross revenues for the series and less compensation for plaintiffs, and failing to renegotiate the series’ license fee to cover its production cost,” reads the suit that was filed Friday (March 26).
So basically, they’re suing for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty.
No compensation was detailed, but it’s potentially in the tens of millions.
“Smallville” was recently renewed for a 10th season.
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