April 11, 2008

Tricia Walsh-Smith

Tricia Walsh Smith is a writer and playwright, who is stepping up with big moves on her work entitled "Addictions", and has also been in the news for her lawsuit against a tv producer:

Bonkers Playwright Walsh-Smith Files Suit Against TV Writer Wainwright

Tricia Walsh-Smith, whose new play The Last Journey was presented at the Westport Country Playhouse in Connecticut in January, has filed suit against writer Sally Wainwright for breach of copyright, according to the U.K.'s Legal Week.

Walsh-Smith, who penned the play Bonkers in 1987, claims that Wainwright appropriated her idea for the ITV1 series, which was also titled "Bonkers." That series, which starred Liza Tarbuck, was co-produced by Sparkhouse Productions and Lime Pictures.

In a statement Walsh-Smith's lawyer said, "Following the broadcast of ITV1's pilot episode of its new comedy drama 'Bonkers,' Miss Walsh-Smith instructed us to act for her with regard to apparent breach of copyright. . . . Miss Walsh-Smith wrote the stage play Bonkers in 1987 and it was produced and toured outside London, appearing at various venues."...

Posted by jsmooth995 at April 11, 2008 5:02 PM


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