“Steel Magnolias” producer Victoria L. White sues Sony Pictures
Victoria L. White — the executive producer of the 1989 American comedy-drama film “Steel Magnolias” is suing over the upcoming Lifetime Television remake of the movie, claiming that she is not getting the credit she deserves.
According to reports, Victoria L. White, the woman who produced “Steel Magnolias,” starring Dolly Parton, Julia Roberts, Shirley MacLaine, filed the lawsuit on Monday against Sony Pictures and Lifetime Television — the producers of the new movie which stars Queen Latifah and Phylicia Rashad.
In the documents, White claims that she has a “Television agreement” which entitles her to a co-producer or co-executive producer credit on any TV project based on her hit 1989 movie.
The suit also states that Victoria L. White said she is entitled to some cash for the Lifetime remake, which includes a $15,000 fee, as well as up to 3.75% of net profits from “Steel Magnolias.”
White further claims that Sony Pictures is aware of her TV deal, because it gave her a co-producer credit and compensation the first time this happened. Previous reports have stated that there has already been a 1992 CBS TV movie based on “Steel Magnolias.”
Now, Victoria L. White is suing for compensation on the Lifetime remake of “Steel Magnolias,” and she wants an injunction to block the film from airing, unless she gets her on-screen credit. The movie is scheduled to air on October 7.