NBC Takes Law And Order Producer To Court....

Bosses at U.S. TV network Nbc Universal are taking Law & Order creator Dick Wolf to court in a dispute over how much he is paid.Executive producer Wolf - responsible for the original legal drama and its spin-offs Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and Law and Order: Criminal Intent - is arguing his contract guarantees him a certain fee or payment for producing 48 extra episodes of Law and Order, even though Nbc has decided not to continue airing the show.But Nbc bosses claim they made no such agreement and their lawsuit - filed late last week (ends25Jan08) with the Los Angeles Superior Court - asks the court to clarify the contract signed by both the firm and Wolf.Pam Rubem Golum, a spokeswoman for Wolf, says, "Nbc Universal is trying to rewrite an existing contract".Law & Order is the second-longest running drama in U.S. TV history, after the 20-year run of Western series Gunsmoke.

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