Back in March, we learned that original Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark director/co-writer Julie Taymor would retain her credits, despite the fact that she left the show.
We had heard at the time that one of the reasons she was being allowed to keep those credits was because "[the] producers have spent so much money that they don't have a cash payout for Taymor anyway."
Looks like credits might not be enough, because now the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society is filing an arbitration claim against Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark producers on Julie's behalf.
The union claims that Julie is owed approximately $300,000 in royalties, which she has yet to receive.
One of the lead producers on the show, Michael Cohl, says that the Spidey team is in the process of "trying to resolve financial disputes."
Hopefully they're able to work everything out soon! The show opens on Tuesday, and we can't imagine the producers would want something like this hanging over their heads.
Then again, Spider-Man has been plagued with so many issues, maybe they're just used to dealing with drama by now.
What do u think about all this Spider-Man dramz? Do U think Julie Taymor deserves $300k, even though she was fired?
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