To understand the legal issues surrounding Tim Burton’s “Batman”, you need to understand the complicated relationship between two of Hollywood’s most controversial figures: Peter Guber and Jon Peters. The duo made film history by producing some of Hollywood’s biggest projects. Before working on “Batman,” Guber and Peters were executive producers on other blockbusters such as the Oscar-winning “Rain Man,” Steven Spielberg’s “The Color Purple” and ” Flashdance” by Adrian Lyne. In recent years, Peters was also cast in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Licorice Pizza,” where Bradley Cooper took on the noble character of Peters and his passion for his former love interest Barbara Streisand.
The two are at odds in “the biz” for many reasons and accusations (Peters is one of the Hollywood personalities who has come under fire for allegedly being involved in harassment), and their climbs up the business ladder are very comforting to Nancy. Griffin and Kim Masters have a full story book, “Hit & Run.” The book chronicles Peters and Guber’s journey to become two of the most successful studio executives in Hollywood, although their rise to the top was not smooth sailing.
In one of the chapters of “Hit & Run,” Griffin and Masters explain how the two men — Benjamin Melniker and Michael E. Uslan, own the film rights to the “Batman” franchise and try to get their documents – attraction. Guber effect. Guber’s joint venture, Casablanca Record and Filmworks, agreed to produce the film. What follows is a difficult series of hoops to jump through in the end, despite (even) the success of the film, and ends up following the law.