MPH donning 'Wedding' suit over pic's take

Bennett, Ray; Pryor, Peter
July 2003
Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;7/8/2003, Vol. 379 Issue 21, p36
MPH Entertainment, the production company that first optioned Nia Vardalos' screenplay for 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding,' has filed suit against the writer-actress, HBO, Gold Circle Films and Playtone, claiming that it has seen no profits from the film. In a complaint filed July 1, Jim Milio, Melissa Jo Peltier and Mark Hufhail, the three principals in MPH, contend they are owed 3% of the actual profits from the picture but have received nothing to date save for an accounting statement for the $5 million picture that said the film had lost $20.6 million as of March 31.


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