DELTA’S SCREEN FIGHT

Sunday Herald Sun - - Front Page -

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.

Pic­ture: STEVEN CHEE

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