The Weinstein Company sues Miramax for $50 million over allegedly copying ‘Pulp Fiction’

The Weinstein Company filed a $50 million lawsuit against Miramax, a Miramax co-owned by Harvey and Bob Weinstein, demanding that they pay damages for “copying and creating derivative works of material and characters from…

The Weinstein Company sues Miramax for $50 million over allegedly copying ‘Pulp Fiction’

The Weinstein Company filed a $50 million lawsuit against Miramax, a Miramax co-owned by Harvey and Bob Weinstein, demanding that they pay damages for “copying and creating derivative works of material and characters from The Pulp Fiction screenplay for which defendants are solely responsible for the creation and distribution of,” The New York Times reported Monday.

The lawsuit comes nearly two years after the Weinstein Company bought rights to the Quentin Tarantino-written film, and after the Weinstein Company allegedly “reached agreements with film artists Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein to give them a first-look option on projects that they could distribute, and would, ultimately, associate themselves with, through productions or self-production under agreements involving ‘a pool of material that [they] agreed to exclusively develop or produce.’ The Weinstein Company had entrusted property related to the Pulp Fiction screenplay to its two co-founders for development and subsequent licensing rights.”

In June 2016, Harvey Weinstein and his employees allegedly reached a settlement agreement with the six alleged victims of his alleged sexual abuse.

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