News

  • ‘Spinal Tap’ Stars Blasted for ‘Absurdly’ Filed $400 Million Lawsuitmore_vert

    Orignally posted by: The Wrap

    Read more

    ‘Spinal Tap’ Stars Blasted for ‘Absurdly’ Filed $400 Million Lawsuitclose

    The 1984 film “This Is Spinal Tap” might be a beloved cult classic, but it was far from a blockbuster. At least that’s the assertion in a new filing relating to the $400 million lawsuit revolving around the movie. In papers filed Tuesday, Vivendi and Studiocanal say that “Spinal Tap” stars Harry Shearer, Christopher Guest, … Continue reading "‘Spinal Tap’ Stars Blasted for ‘Absurdly’ Filed $400 Million Lawsuit"

  • ‘Spinal Tap’ Defendants File Motion To Dismiss Lawsuitmore_vert

    Orignally posted by: WROR

    Read more

    ‘Spinal Tap’ Defendants File Motion To Dismiss Lawsuitclose

    French media giant Vivendi SA blasted back Tuesday at a lawsuit claiming it underpaid royalties for the cult classic “This Is Spinal Tap,” calling the suit’s demand of $400 million in damages “absurd.” The studio’s filing in California federal court came in the form of a limited motion seeking to dismiss the movie’s actors — … Continue reading "‘Spinal Tap’ Defendants File Motion To Dismiss Lawsuit"

  • Vivendi Calls $400M ‘Spinal Tap’ Royalties Claim ‘Absurd’more_vert

    Orignally posted by: LAW 360

    Read more

    Vivendi Calls $400M ‘Spinal Tap’ Royalties Claim ‘Absurd’close

    French media giant Vivendi SA blasted back Tuesday at a lawsuit claiming it underpaid royalties for the cult classic “This Is Spinal Tap,” calling the suit’s demand of $400 million in damages “absurd.” The studio’s filing in California federal court came in the form of a limited motion seeking to dismiss the movie’s actors — … Continue reading "Vivendi Calls $400M ‘Spinal Tap’ Royalties Claim ‘Absurd’"

  • Media company bosses seek dismissal of £320 million Spinal Tap lawsuitmore_vert

    Orignally posted by: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

    Read more

    Media company bosses seek dismissal of £320 million Spinal Tap lawsuitclose

    Forget an 11. This one is now up to at least 18. Earlier this month, This Is Spinal Tap co-creators Christopher Guest and Michael McKean, along with the 1984 film’s director Rob Reiner, joined Harry Shearer in a lawsuit that alleges they’ve been denied as much as $400 million in contingent compensation from Vivendi and … Continue reading "Media company bosses seek dismissal of £320 million Spinal Tap lawsuit"

  • Media company bosses seek dismissal of $400 million Spinal Tap lawsuitmore_vert

    Orignally posted by: XPOSE

    Read more

    Media company bosses seek dismissal of $400 million Spinal Tap lawsuitclose

    In October (16) Harry Shearer, who played bassist Derek Smalls in the beloved 1984 spoof rockumentary This Is Spinal Tap filed a lawsuit alleging Vivendi bosses had cheated him and the film’s co-creators out of its profits, seeking $125 million (£100 million).   Last month (Feb17) the film’s director Rob Reiner and Harry’s co-stars Christopher … Continue reading "Media company bosses seek dismissal of $400 million Spinal Tap lawsuit"

  • Vivendi seeks dismissal of Spinal Tap’s $400 million lawsuitmore_vert

    Orignally posted by: METAL INDSIDER

    Read more

    Vivendi seeks dismissal of Spinal Tap’s $400 million lawsuitclose

    Last year, Harry Shearer filed a lawsuit against Vivendi Universal about This is Spinal Tap, a classic 1984 film that started the mockumentary genre that’s continued on to this day. And while there have been plenty of lawsuits against movie studios or record labels, the lawsuit alleged that Shearer and co-creators Christopher Guest and Michael … Continue reading "Vivendi seeks dismissal of Spinal Tap’s $400 million lawsuit"

  • Vivendi says $400 million Spinal Tap legal claim “absurd”more_vert

    Orignally posted by: Complete Music Update

    Read more

    Vivendi says $400 million Spinal Tap legal claim “absurd”close

    Universal Music owner Vivendi would like everyone to know that it has “genuine admiration for the talents of Harry Shearer, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Rob Reiner”. But all things considered, the company would prefer it if all four creators of ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ would just fuck off and die. Well, I’m paraphrasing slightly. … Continue reading "Vivendi says $400 million Spinal Tap legal claim “absurd”"

  • “Spinal Tap” Owners Demand Dismissal of $400 Million Lawsuitmore_vert

    Orignally posted by: JD JOURNAL

    Read more

    “Spinal Tap” Owners Demand Dismissal of $400 Million Lawsuitclose

    Vivendi is cranking their lawsuit up to an 11. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the owner of “This Is Spinal Tap” has fought back against the $400 lawsuit filed by the cult movie’s creators and stars. The media conglomerate asked for the lawsuit to be thrown out, stating that the plaintiffs have no rights to their work-for-hire … Continue reading "“Spinal Tap” Owners Demand Dismissal of $400 Million Lawsuit"

  • ‘Spinal Tap’ owners attempt to get creators’ $400M suit tossedmore_vert

    Orignally posted by: NEW YORK POST

    Read more

    ‘Spinal Tap’ owners attempt to get creators’ $400M suit tossedclose

    The foursome behind the “Spinal Tap” mockumentary — Harry Shearer, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Rob Reiner — should have the volume of their $400 million suit against Vivendi turned down to zero, the company said on Wednesday.   Vivendi’s StudioCanal unit, which owns the movie, asked a judge to toss the suit. The four filed suit … Continue reading "‘Spinal Tap’ owners attempt to get creators’ $400M suit tossed"

  • VIVENDI MOVES TO DISMISS ‘TAP’ SUITmore_vert

    Orignally posted by: Pollstar

    Read more

    VIVENDI MOVES TO DISMISS ‘TAP’ SUITclose

    Vivendi S.A. and Studiocanal say they have “genuine admiration” for “This Is Spinal Tap” stars Harry Shearer, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Rob Reiner, but their $400 million claim for damages is “absurd” and they should be dismissed from their own suit.   The companies moved to dismiss the comedians in a Feb. 28 U.S. District … Continue reading "VIVENDI MOVES TO DISMISS ‘TAP’ SUIT"

Media Contacts

Artists and creators looking for support should contact the relevant rights campaigners listed here
Continental Europe:

Aria Partners

Paris, 75008

Jean de Belot
Jdebelot@aria-partners.com
Alexandre.levy@aria-partners.com
Violaine.naud@aria-partners.com



Office +33 6 07 41 58 52
Mobile: +33 1 56 33 70 64

UK:

Bell Yard Communications

London, EC4

Melanie Riley
Louise Beeson
Sarah Peters
BellYard@bell-yard.com



Office: +44 20 7936 2021
Mobile: +44 7775 591244

US:

Levick

Washington DC

Ian McCaleb - Director
Bryant Madden
Mona Amin
imccaleb@levick.com
bmadden@levick.com
mona.amin@levick.com

Office: +1 202 973 5303
Cell: +1 202 779 0587

US:

LA Team

Los Angeles

Seth Jacobson
seth@jcipr.com





Cell: +1 310 592 3900

share