Julie Taymor, Spider-Man Producers Reach Royalties Settlement

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 01: Director Julie Taymor attends the 2011 World Science Festival opening night gala at Alice Tully Hall on June 1, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Lisa Hancock/FilmMagic) Photo: Lisa Hancock/2011 Lisa Hancock

Peace has been declared on at least one front in the Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark legal wars: The musical's producers will pay ousted director Julie Taymor $9,750 a week in royalties as part of a settlement announced today. The agreement, between the Spider-Man producers and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society union, ends the battle over Taymor's contributions as a director; federal lawsuits concerning her role as creator and writer are still ongoing, though the Times reports that "settlement discussions are underway on that litigation as well." Sad Julie Taymor is getting less sad by the day.