MPAA settles 'The Butler' dispute with compromise

Associated Press
MPAA settles 'The Butler' dispute with compromise

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2011 file photo, Harvey Weinstein, film producer and co-chairman of The Weinstein Company, is shown in New York. The Motion Picture Association of America has settled the roiling dispute between Harvey Weinstein and Warner Bros. over the use of the title “The Butler.” In a ruling Friday night, the MPAA’s Title Registration Bureau said the Weinstein Co. could not go forward with the title for its upcoming Lee Daniels’ White House drama. In the MPAA’s title registry, Warner Bros. reserves the rights to the title due to a so-named 1916 short. The Weinstein Co., though, will be allowed to use the title “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” which the company said it would immediately switch to. (AP Photo/John Carucci, File)

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