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Friday The 13th Lawsuit Appeal Victory Goes To Victor Miller
The screenwriter has won the appeal in the case for the rights to the Friday The 13th franchise, sending Sean Cunningham and Horror Inc to defeat This means that Miller will indeed claim ownership of the domestic rights to the franchise going forward Now, this does not mean that he owns the rights to the[...]
Friday The 13th Lawsuits Continue: Cunningham Sues WB & Paramount
Sean Cunningham has filed a new lawsuit against WB and Paramount for "net profits from the horror franchise According to a complaint filed on Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, the studios distributing the films have "systematically miscounted" contingent compensation." Sigh This joins the never-ending legal battle between Cunningham and Victor Miller over the rights to[...]
Friday The 13th 40th Anniversary Steelbook Releasing in May
The disc will release on May 8th. This also comes while the future of the franchise is up in the air, thanks to a bitter court battle for the rights to the series between Sean Cunningham and the writer of this first Friday The 13th film Victor Miller Miller won a court case giving back the[...]
'Friday The 13th' Rights Case Update: Still Dragging On
Miller sued series producer Sean Cunningham over the rights, arguing that the he was not a "work for hire' employee and that he should get them back The judge in that case agreed, and Miller won This opened the door to more franchise writers to put in claims for their works and studios became spooked[...]
Friday The 13th Writer Victor Miller Wins Court Battle Over Franchise Rights
District Court against the producers of the film, including Sean Cunningham The producers filed a lawsuit against Miller well over a year ago after Miller attempted to reclaim ownership of the property There is a provision in copyright law that would allow an author to end a current agreement of rights and reclaim ownership after[...]
'Friday The 13th: The Game' Will Not Be Affected By Lawsuit
As we write this, the film's original writer Victor Miller is currently at odds in one of the most heated battles over a movie franchise ever against producer Sean Cunningham and Horror, INC There's honestly no way of knowing which way it will go as it looks like both sides have a viable case to[...]