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'Steel Magnolias' Producer

Lifetime Remake

Is RIPPING Me Off

10/1/2012 6:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1001_steel_magnolias_lifetimeThe woman who produced the disgustingly sappy tearjerker, "Steel Magnolias" is suing over the upcoming Lifetime TV remake of the film -- claiming she's not getting the credit or the cash she deserves.

Victoria L. White -- executive producer of the 1989 film starring Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, and Shirley MacLaine -- filed suit today against Sony Pictures and Lifetime Television ... producers of the new TV movie starring Queen Latifah and Phylicia Rashad.

In the documents, White claims she has a "Television agreement" that entitles her to a co-producer or co-executive producer credit on any TV project based on her hit film.

According to the suit, White also says she's entitled to some cash for the Lifetime remake -- including a $15,000 fee, plus up to 3.75% of net profits from the movie.

White further alleges Sony is fully aware of her TV deal ... because it gave her a co-producer credit and compensation the first time this happened. For those who don't remember (as in all of us), there was already a 1992 CBS TV movie based on "Steel Magnolias."

White is suing for compensation on the Lifetime remake -- and she wants an injunction to stop the film from airing ... unless she gets her on-screen credit. The movie is scheduled to air Oct. 7.

Here's what we can't figure ... why is this movie still being remade?

23-year spoiler alert: the chick with diabetes dies.

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mrs. solomon    

personnally i loved the remake. i believe that has long as the story was heard it shouldnt matter which actresses played part in the movie. i have heard of the movie before and even attempted to watch it but just was not interested. ( maybe i tuned in at the wrong time). but when i noticed the remake was being aired on lifetime with well knowned actresses like alfred woodard & phylicia rashad it caught my eye and i tuned in. now after watching the movie remake, i would love to watch the orignal movie also. i say good job ladies & to the makers of this movie (both orignal & remake)

661 days ago
107.

Butterflies11    

I wonder what kind of comments would be here if instead there was an all Hispanic cast? A lot less abrasive I'm sure.

661 days ago
108.

Chanie    

This is the WORST remake ever.. I will always love the original....

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