Spinal Tap creators hope to rock Hollywood accounting

The practice of so-called Hollywood accounting which has divided movie studios and artists for decades

23rd October, 2016
Harry Shearer, Michael McKean and Christopher Guest perform "Hell Hole," a song made famous by 1984 film "This is Spinal Tap," back in 2005 Pic: Getty

Like his alter ego, Spinal Tap bassist Derek Smalls, actor Harry Shearer is intent on making an ear-splitting racket.

Shearer and his Spinal Tap co-creators Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Rob Reiner are suing the entertainment conglomerate Vivendi, which owns the rights to the classic 1984 mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap.

The four claim they have been stiffed by the studio on royalties from music and merchandise sales linked to the film. The complaint, filed in...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!


What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

Private rental sector remains strong despite Covid-19

How the programme for government will shape housing

Insight Niall Byrne 1 year ago

Comment: US must defuse Covid-19’s ticking time bomb of debt

Comment: The recovery will be more U than V-shaped

Insight Larry Hatheway 1 year ago