I haven’t been giving this much ink here, but for the last 6 years there has been a trial underway questioning ABC/Disney’s management of the ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ TV game show and how much of the profits they had to pay its creators. That case has no gone to jury.
It’s a potential payout of $250 million if Disney is found to be a bad actor. It comes down to one jury’s take on typical Hollywood accounting practices of inflating production and marketing costs to ensure no ‘profits’ are made, even though a show may have done billions in dollars in advertising. These things are never decided in the first courtroom, appeals will be forth coming no matter what the verdict is.
(via Deadline Hollywood)