facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Producer wins 'Spamalot' lawsuit against Python members

July 5, 2013 at 8:18 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
LONDON, July 5 (UPI) -- British producer Mark Forstater has won a London court case involving the rights of "Spamalot," a musical based on the film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."

Forstater, who produced the 1975 movie, sued the surviving members of the Monty Python comedy troupe, claiming he was underpaid royalties since the hit stage musical's premiere in 2005, the BBC said.

He estimated he was entitled to about $300,000 and a High Court determined Friday he was right.

Eric Idle, Michael Palin and Terry Jones -- three of the stars of the cult film -- testified at the trial. John Cleese and Terry Gilliam are the remaining survivors of the group. Python member Graham Chapman died in 1989.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Kendra Wilkinson to Hank Baskett: 'It's divorce time!' Kendra Wilkinson to Hank Baskett: 'It's divorce time!'
2
Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel settle lawsuit against Heat magazine Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel settle lawsuit against Heat magazine
3
Renee Zellweger responds to criticism of her new look Renee Zellweger responds to criticism of her new look
4
Sarah Jessica Parker angers NYC residents with stoop photo shoot Sarah Jessica Parker angers NYC residents with stoop photo shoot
5
Brantley Gilbert engaged to 'hometown girl' Brantley Gilbert engaged to 'hometown girl'
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback