DELTA’S SCREEN FIGHT
DELTA Goodrem has found herself at the centre of a stoush between two rival TV networks over her starring role in Channel 7’s Olivia Newton-John telemovie.
Insiders confirmed Channel 9 was shocked to learn early this month its high-priced star of The Voice had taken the lead role in the Channel 7 biopic and that filming would start on December 12.
It is understood Nine sought legal advice about Goodrem’s contract before learning she had sought permission from executives.
Sources say the networks and production company FremantleMedia have come to an uneasy truce.
Filming of the telemovie in Melbourne is being crammed in to ensure Goodrem is finished before her Voice commitments next month.
It is believed her role in the telemovie won’t be officially promoted by Seven until after
The Voice airs on Nine. Official casting details, which include Todd Lasance and Robyn Malcolm in key roles, are also yet to be released.
FremantleMedia said the company would not comment. Channel 9 said it enjoyed a great relationship with Goodrem. Channel 7 sources said the network had no issue with Goodrem.