AMC is facing a new lawsuit by the producers of one of their biggest hits. “The Walking Dead” executive producer Robert Kirkman, along with producers Gale Ann Hurd, Glenn Mazzara, and David Alpert, are suing the network, claiming breach of contract, suggesting that because of the relationship between AMC Network and AMC Studios, they are getting a much lower licensing fee than they deserve, which has decreased their share of the profits.
According to the suit filed in Los Angeles, the network, “exploited their vertically-integrated corporate structure,” which allowed them to “keep the lion’s share of the series’ enormous profits for itself and not share it with the Plaintiffs, as required by their contracts.”
The latest lawsuit is similar to one former “Walking Dead” boss Frank Darabont brought against the network in 2013. That case is still ongoing.
Source: Entertainment Weekly