9th Circumscription Agrees ‘What Men Want’ didn’t copy the script

By Tiffany Hu (March 3, 2022, 4:23 PM EST) — A screenwriter can’t reinvigorate his lawsuit against Paramount Pictures and Black Entertainment Television over the 2019 romantic comedy “What Men Want” after the Ninth Circuit upheld a lower court decision to reject his claims that the film featured a plot stolen from its own screenplay.

Joe Carlini failed to show that his unpublished script “What the F Is He Thinking” was substantially similar to the 2019 film in their plots or main characters, among other things, a three-judge panel said in a no opinion. published published Wednesday.

Carlini had argued that the way the female protagonists obtain “the power to hear…

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