Beatty Sued Over Dick Tracy Rights

Tribune Co. says filmmaker lost rights by not using them
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 22, 2009 4:50 PM CDT
Beatty Sued Over Dick Tracy Rights
Actor Warren Beatty, left, and his son Benjamin watch the Denver Nuggets play the Los Angeles Lakers in an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

A unit of the bankrupt Tribune Co. is suing Warren Beatty over the rights to the Dick Tracy character, Reuters reports. Beatty bought the rights to the hard-boiled cartoon detective in 1985 and made the Dick Tracy movie, but he has made “no productive use” of Tracy in years, the Tribune Co. said, meaning the rights bounce back to the firm. The character is worth millions, the company said.
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