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Writer Sues Disney Over Home Video Profits

Disney is facing a class action lawsuit for allegedly relying on outdated revenue models when calculating profit participation.

The Jerk scribe and Head of the Class creator Michael Elias, through his loanout corporation Neversink Productions, is suing Walt Disney Pictures. He claims the studio has been violating his contract for 1982's Young Doctors in Love by only including 20 percent of home video revenue when it calculates the amount due to profit participants.

"When home video distribution was in its infancy, and motion pictures studios such as Disney had no yet established in-house home video departments or subsidiaries, the large, independent ...

See full article on The Hollywood Reporter