Nikki Finke is in negotiations with HBO to be a paid consultant for Tilda, the show HBO says isn’t based on Finke’s life, even though it’s totally based on Finke’s life. Matthew Belloni of The Hollywood Reporter explains:
HBO told us last month that it had no rights agreement with anyone and that the Tilda character is a “fictional composite and is not based on any one person.” But the network’s willingness to make a deal with Finke suggests the legal department may have come to the same conclusion we did when reading the script: there are just too many striking similaries between Tilda and Nikki for the network not to consider protecting itself, especially since Finke has a history of suing and threatening to sue.
A messy lawsuit would have been more entertaining, but paid is paid.
Previously on FBLA:
Dear Nikki Finke: Please Sue The Crap Out Of HBO