Fairness Rocks News ‘Columbo’ Creators Win First Phase of $135M Profits Trial Against Universal


Fairness Rocks News ‘Columbo’ Creators Win First Phase of $135M Profits Trial Against Universal

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Author: Eriq Gardner

Date: March 11, 2019

Original Source: Hollywood Reporter

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‘Columbo’ Creators Win First Phase of $135M Profits Trial Against Universal

Last week, a Los Angeles Superior Court jury got to hear a new Columbo mystery and came to the conclusion that Universal City Studios wasn’t allowed to deduct $160 million in distribution fees for the 1970s detective series. The verdict amounts to a big initial win for series co-creator William Link and the heirs of co-creator Richard Levinson, who waited 45 years before getting their first profit participation check despite Columbotaking in more than $600 million in revenue during its life cycle.

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