‘Days Of Our Lives’ Producer Swats “Audacious” Sony TV With $20M Lawsuit

February 11, 2019Media Mention
Deadline Hollywood

A little over a month after Days of Our Lives was renewed for a record 55th season by NBC, the producers behind the long running and Emmy winning daytime soap today have squared up against Sony Pictures Television in a distribution legal dust-up that could see tens of millions of dollars in damages and the termination of a half a century old deal.

In a breach of contract and fraud complaint filed this morning, Corday Productions accuse Sony as well as its Columbia Pictures and Screen Gems divisions of deliberating hanging the 1965 premiering DOOL out to dry distribution-wise in international markets to the advantage of their 100% owned The Young and the Restless.

Represented by Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger’s Pierce O’Donnell, Dan Stone and Joshua Geller, the Corday action also alleges that Sony “treachery” has led to the majority of DOOL’s back seasons left “completely unexploited for over five years” in an attempt to starve off the soap and pump up the CBS broadcasted Y&R.