Saturday, April 10, 2010

Two of the creators of Disney Channel's "Hannah Montana" franchise have sued the network for more than $5 million in profits from the show. In a lawsuit filed today in Los Angeles Superior Court, series co-creators Barry O'Brien and Richard Correll say they've been denied their fair share of the hugely-successful Miley Cyrus series. O'Brien and Correll created the show with Michael Poryes in 2005. They now say they're owed millions in pre-negotiated percentage-based bonuses based on their backend deals and WGA requirements for writers who receive "created by" credits. The duo claim Disney has denied repeated requests for payment and thwarted attempts to audit profits from the show. Correll, a prolific TV director, also claims he was wrongfully terminated from the show and "blackballed" from future directing gigs by Disney. -Matthew Belloni, The Hollywood Reporter

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