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'Spider-Man' producers, Taymor's union reach deal

February 17, 2012 • Entertainment


FILE – In this June 14, 2011 file photo, Julie Taymor arrives at the opening night performance of the Broadway musical “Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark” in New York. Producers of “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” have agreed to pay the hit Broadway musical’s former director Julie Taymor royalties as part of a settlement. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, file)

NEW YORK (AP) — Producers of “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” have agreed to pay the Broadway musical’s former director and co-book writer Julie Taymor hundreds of thousands of dollars in royalties as part of a settlement that ends one chapter in the two sides’ bitter legal dispute.

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and the show’s producers, 8 Legged Productions LLC, announced the deal Thursday. No amount was officially disclosed but Taymor is owed at least $600,000 so far, based on estimates.

Under the deal, producers have agreed to pay Taymor full royalties as director from the beginning of previews in November 2010 through until the end of the Broadway show, however long that is. According to industry estimates, she Login to read more

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