Runway Sued Again
Heidi Klum's reality show Project Runway has been hit with another
lawsuit for copyright infringement.
Designer Cynthia Rodriguez and fashion merchandiser Elizabeth Marie Ann
Zwiebach have filed a legal action which claims they offered the concept
for a program called American Runway to Klum's agents in July 2003 - three
months before the supermodel and production company Miramax launched their
own show based on a similar premise.
Rodriguez, who registered their idea with the Writer's Guild of America
(WGA) in March 2003, says, "What we're hoping to get out of this is
the recognition that this is our copyrighted property, and also some kind
of monetary compensation."
This is not the first legal trouble to befall Project Runaway - writer
Joel Lamontagne sued producers for copyright infringement last month