Monday, May 08, 2006

Rounders lawsuit

A landmark case is finally making its way to a courthouse near you (if you live in L.A.), and it could potentially affect how every screenwriter does business in this town. Possibly for the better, but possibly for the worse.

Call this one a case of “be careful what you wish for.”
Craig Mazin looks at the issues around the lawsuit being brought in LA by screenwriter Michael Grosso who claims that Miramax stole his ideas when making the film Rounders.

1 comment:

  1. This lawsuit was dismissed. The California Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment of the dismissal and ordered the plaintiff to pay costs. No similarity between plaintiff's work and "Rounders" was found. No access or implied contract was found either. This was a completely baseless lawsuit.


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