It’s always interesting how the filing of the lawsuits get so much news and the settlements…not so much, but this one is important to note.
Last week the producers of Spiderman and director Julie Taymor reached a partial settlement in their ongoing litigation.
They settled the amount of royalties that Ms. Taymor would be paid each week for directing the musical. The agreement is $9,750. Keep in mind that Ms. Taymor has not been paid since the show began performances (in November of 2010) and that the show grosses about $1.3 million per week. She will be paid for the duration of the run of the show which is a big win since producers only wanted to pay her up until they parted ways last March. She will also get a fee if and when new productions are mounted outside New York.
Big win for Julie Taymor.
In fact after the settlement, Taymor’s photo and her directing credit were restored on the website. (And remember that she is the only director eligible for a Tony nomination)
There are still issues to be resolved most pressing Ms. Taymor’s authorship and creation of the musical. These are still pending in federal court.