Actor Beatty Wins Suit Against Tribune Over Rights to Dick Tracy Character

By: Edvard Pettersson | Bloomberg

Actor Warren Beatty won a lawsuit to stop Tribune Co. from reclaiming the television and movie rights to comic-strip detective Dick Tracy.

U.S. District Judge Dean Pregerson in Los Angeles ruled yesterday that a Beatty TV special, in which he was interviewed dressed as the Dick Tracy character, satisfied a clause in the agreement with Tribune to produce a Dick Tracy movie or TV show by a deadline or lose the rights to the character.

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