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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tupac's Mama Sues Hollywood Production Company

Posted By on Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 7:00 AM

click to enlarge Boy in da Corner: Tupac
  • Boy in da Corner: Tupac
Yesterday, the Hollywood Reporter announced the latest development in the ongoing fight over the rights to a major motion picture biography of the late Tupac Shakur: Amaru Entertainment and Shakur's mom Afeni Shakur are suing Morgan Hill entertainment for what basically amounts to player hating. Details are here .

Earlier, Morgan Hill had sued Amaru, claiming breach of contract--a move industry analysts said may have been in retaliation for Amaru refusing to sign an agreement with the production company, while negotiating with other interested parties.

Speculation has centered around the falling out as coming after the less-than-robust opening weekend of the Biggie Smalls biopic "Notorious," which may have spurred Morgan Hill to downgrade their offer to Amaru for the rights to the Tupac story. Afeni Shakur's complaint, meanwhile, contends that there was no signed agreement between Amaru and Morgan Hill, and that such details as executive producer credits and a percentage of profits hadn't been fully resolved. We're wondering what 'Pac would have thought of all of this. Chances are, it can't be printed in a family newspaper, or even an alt-weekly blog.

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