Ozark is one of the most popular Netflix series out right now and one of its co-creators Mark Williams seems to have landed himself in a legal mess.
First-time screenwriter and attorney Nick May has filed a lawsuit against Williams over Williams writing credit on the upcoming Liam Neeson film, Blacklight.
As reported by “Variety“, it was alleged in the lawsuit that even though Williams made adjustments to the script’s dialogue and time period, most of the screenplay written by May still remained in the movie’s final script.
It was further alleged that Williams has taken sole ”screenplay by” and ”written by” credit, leaving May with just a ”story by” credit. If May receives his “screenplay by” credit, the writer is entitled to 3% of the film’s net profits according to his contract.
The lawsuit also stated that the changed credit is part of a “common Hollywood tale of established players stealing credit and money from creative newcomers.” It was further added that May was “not the typical mark” due to his experience as a consumer protection attorney.
Currently, Williams has not commented on the lawsuit filed against him. We will keep you updated on this ongoing story.