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After making $98 in 'This is Spinal Tap' music royalties over 30 years, writer-star Harry Shearer sues studio

L.A. Times Wednesday, 19 October 2016 ()
Harry Shearer once was part of a group that went to 11. Now he's going to court.

The "This Is Spinal Tap" writer and costar has sued Vivendi and subsidiary StudioCanal, which hold the rights to the classic 1984 mockumentary, for $125 million.

Shearer claims that fuzzy accounting prevented him and...
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News video: Harry Shearer Sues Vivendi S.A. over 'This Is Spinal Tap' Profits

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Actor Harry Shearer is suing the French company Vivendi S.A. and its subsidiary Studio Canal for withholding profits from the mockumentary 'This Is Spinal Tap,' which is a comedy movie Shearer co-created and starred in years ago. The profits, which include its music and merchandise, are said to...

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