Creators of cult movie This is Spinal Tap score win in £308m battle


Creators of cult rock movie This is Spinal Tap score legal win in £308m battle over profits

City & Finance Reporter for the Daily Mail

The creators of cult rock movie This is Spinal Tap have scored a legal win in a £308m battle over profits.

Stranger than fiction: Actor Harry Shearer and three co-creators of the comedy claim they missed out on royalties

Stranger than fiction: Actor Harry Shearer and three co-creators of the comedy claim they missed out on royalties

Stranger than fiction: Actor Harry Shearer and three co-creators of the comedy claim they missed out on royalties

Actor Harry Shearer and three co-creators of the comedy claim they missed out on royalties due to ‘fuzzy’ accounting by studio Vivendi, and have defeated a bid to have their case thrown out with a judge in Los Angeles allowing the lawsuit to continue.

Shearer, fighting alongside Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Rob Reiner said: ‘We look forward to getting our day in court, at a trial, with the evidence that Vivendi has tried to hide from us.’

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