Julie Taymor and Spiderman Reach Partial Settlement

Blogs
by Melissa Silverstein
February 21, 2012 12:15 PM
1 Comment
  • |

Artistic Achievement winner Julie Taymor
It's always interesting how the filing of the lawsuits get so much news and the settlements...not so much, but this one is important to note.

Last week the producers of Spiderman and director Julie Taymor reached a partial settlement in their ongoing litigation. 

They settled the amount of royalties that Ms. Taymor would be paid each week for directing the musical.   The agreement is $9,750.   Keep in mind that Ms. Taymor has not been paid since the show began performances (in November of 2010) and that the show grosses about $1.3 million per week.  She will be paid for the duration of the run of the show which is a big win since producers only wanted to pay her up until they parted ways last March.   She will also get a fee if and when new productions are mounted outside New York.

Big win for Julie Taymor. 

In fact after the settlement, Taymor's photo and her directing credit were restored on the website.  (And remember that she is the only director eligible for a Tony nomination)

There are still issues to be resolved most pressing Ms. Taymor's authorship and creation of the musical.  These are still pending in federal court.

Spider-Man’ Producers Settle One Battle With Julie Taymor (NY Times)

Blogs
  • |

More: Julie Taymor, theatre, Women Directors

You might also like:
Free Indie Movies and Documentaries    

1 Comment

  • Paula Zimmerman-Taylor | February 21, 2012 8:46 PMReply

    Yay! What that show did to her was a travesty; I hope they pay and pay and she wins the Tony.

Email Updates

Most "Liked"

  • Women Dominate This Year's Olivier ...
  • Tribeca Women DIrectors: Meet Elizabeth ...
  • Julianne Nicholson on August: Osage ...
  • Tribeca Women Directors: Meet Anete ...
  • Malala Movie Finds Second Financier
  • Guest Post: When Violence is the An ...
  • Julie Walters to Receive British TV's ...
  • Divergent Third Novel to be Split into ...
  • Weekly Update for March April 11: Women ...
  • Director and Exec Sarah Smith Launches ...