The woman who inspired “Mean Girls” was furious. Tina Fey And Paramount got paid for her job while she was left with Silk… and now she says she’s doing something about it.
Author Rosalind Wiseman tell with new york post This weekend, she and her attorney are taking legal action to review the movie studio’s book of accounts to see if any money they’ve received from ‘Mean Girls’ over the years may have been sent to her. or not
The reason… Wiseman says she’s felt like she’s been scammed with a lot of cash since the hit 2004 movie came out, especially in terms of the Broadway musical that was done about it… which did well. moderately It has been for many years in various markets.
According to RW, the deal she signed with Paramount and TF at the time, which earned her a one-time $400,000. and she admits to waiving any rights in works and/or derivatives Guaranteed Net Profit Points which means she More can be done depending on how well the flick does. However, she claims that Paramount has told her time and time again that there’s nothing left of the pie for her… and they didn’t take much from it in the . long term
Wiseman thinks that’s BS — and her attorney. Ryan KeechSay, “I suspect most people would be shocked that Rosalind Wiseman was treated very badly. and right accordingly.”
He added, “It’s not a shame for a company with Paramount resources to go so far as to deny Ms. Wiseman what she had the right to create what has become one of its most iconic symbols. entertainment franchises for the past 25 years.” Rosalind et al. Say they want to investigate Paramount and are considering taking further legal action… although they haven’t stated exactly how to get Paramount to comply.
As many of you know, ‘Mean Girls’ is based on Wiseman’s 2002 book ‘Queen Bees and Wannabes’, which Tina thought would be a good screenplay.
Of course she’s absolutely right… The movie became a cult classic and a staple of the 2000’s is… Wiseman sounds salty about Tina Fey reusing material over the years. past Alleging TF lured her into attending appearances and workshops.
She said: “I am clearly known and accepted by Tina as an inspirational source. i got accepted But I don’t deserve anything.”
Wiseman added, “Tina speaks loudly about women supporting other women. But I began to understand more and more that in my own personal experience. That wouldn’t be that kind of experience. You don’t just talk about supporting women, you actually do.”