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'Steel Magnolias' Remake to Air as Scheduled After Injunction Request Denied

October 06, 2012 01:31:02 GMT

Judge has denied a request from a producer of the original 'Steel Magnolias' film to block the airing of the TV movie on Lifetime.


Queen Latifah, Condola Rashad, Phylicia Rashad, Adepero Oduye, Jill Scott
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"Steel Magnolias" remake will premiere on Lifetime this Sunday, October 7 despite the legal issue it currently faces. On Friday, October 5, a Los Angeles judge denied an injunction request from Victoria White, the executive producer of the original film, who was seeking a temporary restraining order to ban the TV movie from airing.

White filed the injunction request along with a lawsuit earlier this week, accusing the reboot's producer, Sony Pictures Television, Lifetime and the network's parent A&E Television Networks of breach of contract and breach of implied covenant. White's seeking for screen credits and financial compensation from the new adaptation.

In the suit which is still ongoing, White said she entered into an agreement with Rastar Productions, which produced the 1989 film and was later acquired by Sony Pictures. Under the agreement, she's entitled to financial reward "if the Motion Picture release was successful and derivative works based on the Motion Picture were ever produced for the television market."

White went on noting that there was a 1992 TV adaptation of the film and she was credited as a co-producer. However, the defendants claimed that her agreement was limited to the 1992 adaptation.

Lifetime's "Steel Magnolias" stars Queen Latifah, Jill Scott, Phylicia Rashad and Condola Rashad. Directed by Kenny Leon with the script penned by Sally Robinson, it chronicles the lives and friendship of six women in Louisiana who support each other through their triumphs and tragedies.

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posted by Ncb on Oct 07, 2012
I LOVED the original. Was really looking forward to this remake... While the cast is top-notch - this remake is not in the same league as the first. I think if they would have updated the dialogue (instead of using the original) it couldbhave been much better
posted by stella on Oct 07, 2012
I have watche the orginal many times. Its about time for a remake this always happen I really don't see what the big deal is this has happened for years with all movies. The cast of stars that are in the remake just marvelous what can u say it speaks for itself i say well done ladys. I ike the orignal Steel Magnolia;s Stars but, I will enjoy this one just as much so Lady's bring it.
posted by Rick Moody on Oct 05, 2012
I can a director/producer wanting credit.That' like royalties from music.But if someone else does the part, the picture industry should be able legally make final decision on this, not a court.I'm going to watch it.I'd do thay regardless if this movie had ever been on t.v., etc.I liked the first actors and I:m sure I'll likem in this steel Magnolias.Get on with the show!!!

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