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Taymor vs. Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark Lawsuit Back On

Women and Hollywood By Melissa Silverstein and Kerensa Cadenas | Women and Hollywood January 15, 2013 at 12:08PM

The complicated saga of Julie Taymor’s infamous Spider-Man:Turn off the Dark continues, with the revival of her lawsuit against the producers of the musical.
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Julie Taymor
Julie Taymor

The complicated saga of Julie Taymor’s infamous Spider-Man:Turn off the Dark continues, with the revival of her lawsuit against the producers of the musical.

Taymor first filed the suit in November 2011, after being taken off the project in March 2011. She said that as a co-creator of the project she had a copyright claim to the material and should be receiving ongoing money while the musical was still running.  At that point, Taymor was suing for $1 million and future royalties.

After months of disputes and false starts, nothing happened. However this past August, it seemed that Taymor and producers reached a settlement and the lawsuit would be over.  According to the latest filing terms could not agreed to and now it looks like they are heading to court in May.

Julie Taymor's Lawsuit Over 'Spider-Man' Musical Goes Live Again (The Hollywood Reporter)

Julie Taymor Responds to Lawsuit Fighting for Her Reputation and Future Jobs (Women and Hollywood)

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