‘Mean Girls’ creator slams Tina Fey, threatens Paramount with legal action
The woman who inspired ‘Mean Girls’ is mad Tina Fey and Paramount cashed in on her work while she was left with Zilch…and now she says she’s doing something about it.
author Rosalind Wiseman said to new york post This weekend, she and her lawyers will go through the film studio’s books to see if there’s money she’s made from “Mean Girls” over the years that could be sent to her. , surrounding legal action.
Here’s why… Weisman says she feels like she’s been spoiled with a lot of potential cash since the 2004 hit movie came out — especially to a Broadway musical made about it. In the light…and it’s been doing pretty well for years in different markets.
According to RW, the contract she signed with Paramount and TF at the time – which made her temporarily $400,000 and gave up rights to the work and/or derivative works – admits that net profit points were It was guaranteed. More can be made based on how well the flick went. However, she claims Paramount told her over and over again that there was nothing left in the pie.
Weisman thinks it’s BS – and her lawyer Ryan Keach“I think most people would be shocked at how shabby Rosalind Weisman was treated, and rightly so.”
He added, “It is a shame that the company with Paramount’s resources has gone to great lengths to deny any right to Ms. Wiseman, who created what has become one of the most iconic. It’s no shame, it’s an entertainment franchise for the last 25 years.” Rosalind and co. They say they want to audit Paramount and are considering further legal action… although they haven’t said exactly how to get Paramount to comply.
As many know, “Mean Girls” was based on Weisman’s 2002 parenting book The Queen Bee and the Wannabe, which Tina thought would be a good script to read.
Of course, she was totally right…the film became a cult classic and a staple of the 2000s. Sounds salty about how.
She said, “I am clearly recognized and acknowledged by Tina as the source material, the inspiration. I am recognized, but am I still worth nothing?”
Weisman said, “Tina was so eloquent about women supporting other women, but my own personal experience has made it increasingly clear that’s not the case. We don’t just talk about supporting, we actually do it.”