Focusing on contract interpretation disputes between Kirkman and AMC, this mini-trial is born out of the potentially pricey complaint that the TWD creator and fellow EPs Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert made against the home of Breaking Bad back in August 2017. That case, which was birthed in no small part out of ex-TWD showrunner Frank Darabont and CAA’s $300 million profits participation lawsuit that they launched in late 2013, also included former TWD showrunner Glenn Mazzara and EP Charles Eglee, who is now the showrunner of Starz’s American Gods. … [Read more...] about ‘Walking Dead’ Trial Over Profits Shows Bite As Lawyers & Judge Clash Over Ken Ziffren & Confidentiality
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An initially cheery Kirkman soon succeeded Hurd and Alpert on the stand to tell the court that “I believe it was a group decision” to file the suit, which claims AMC ripped the producers off to the tune of millions of dollars. Similar to an earlier East Coast $300 million case launched by ex-TWD showrunner Frank Darabont nearly seven years ago and headed to trial this June, the EPs are alleging that AMC used underhanded accounting moves, production expenses and contested Modified Adjusted Gross Receipts calculations to deny them the cash they say they are due. … [Read more...] about ‘Walking Dead’ EP Gale Anne Hurd Tells Robert Kirkman Profits Trial That Ex-AMC Boss Charlie Collier Promised A Fair Deal; It’s “Buyer’s Remorse,” Cabler’s Lawyer Says
Related Story Midseason/Winter Premiere Dates For New & Returning Series On Broadcast, Cable & Streaming Also today, IFC set a March 18 date for the fourth and final season of its Hank Azaria baseball comedy Brockmire, and February 19 for the six-episode first season of Year of the Rabbit. … [Read more...] about ‘The Walking Dead: World Beyond’ Gets Premiere Date; Returns Set For Other AMC Networks Series Including ‘Liar’, ‘Ride With Norman Reedus’, ‘Brockmire’, Others – TCA
AMC is expanding another successful series into a scripted franchise. After giving the go-ahead last week to Better Call Saul, a spinoff series from Breaking Bad, the network just announced that it is in the initial stages of developing a companion series to mega hit The Walking Dead. The new drama series has a target on-air date of 2015. It will be will be executive produced by The Walking Dead executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert for AMC Studios. “Building on the success of the most popular show on television for adults 18-49 is literally a no-brainer,” said Charlie Collier, AMC’s president and general manager. He noted that the companion series will have “an entirely new story and cast of characters”. “It’s a big world and we can’t wait to give fans another unforgettable view of the zombie apocalypse,” he said. Added Kirkman, on whose comic The Walking Dead was based. “After 10 years of … [Read more...] about AMC Prepping ‘Walking Dead’ Companion Series Produced By Robert Kirkman & Gale Anne Hurd For 2015 Premiere
“Ultimately, Plaintiffs’ effort to avoid the plain language of the agreements is unavailing,” Buckley wrote in today’s decision. “Even if Plaintiffs were correct and the calculation of MAGR was never agreed to, their claims would fail because they would have no contract to enforce,” he noted. “But in fact the parties did agree: AMC’s MAGR definition ‘shall’ control the calculation of MAGR. That resolves this issue, and much of this case.” … [Read more...] about ‘Walking Dead’ Trial Ruling Sees AMC Rip Robert Kirkman; Ominous Sign For Frank Darabont & CAA NYC Case?