It is always eminent that a clash of egos is at work during production. From the studio to producers in a long web that pits directors, writers, and actors against each other. Now, a mammoth in the entertainment industry will have a major storm to see its way out of.
New York Times reporters Brooks Barnes and Michael Cieply have written a piece on Legendary CEO Thomas Tull that has brought tension between its subject and the Warner Brothers Studio. In examining Tull’s relationship with the studio, Barnes and Cieply came across two sources that stated Tull is unhappy working with studio chief Jeff Robinov.
The story first came about when Barnes and Cieply decided to probe Tull’s business methods and his use of lawsuits. The prime example of this being the legal maneuvers that focused on “Godzilla” producers Dan Lin and Roy Lee.
Thomas Tull had helped finance movies such as “300,” “The Dark Knight,” and “The Hangover.” Of course, it boils down to who disrespected who, as Tull believed he was not given enough credit and Robinov says Tull would steal the spotlight. There had even been rumors that Robinov had undermined the producer’s relationship with director Christopher Nolan, but things since then looked like it had been patched up.
Even with this new-found reconciliation, the Legendary CEO has decided to contemplate what other studios could he do business with.
What will result is still speculative, but one source says:
“This is a shaky relationship that Kevin has to fix.”
The man referenced is Kevin Tsujihara, Warner’s new CEO, who might just have to figure out a way for these two to make amends.
Source: The Wrap