Celador Eyeing William Morris

If London-based production company Celador had such a problem with its “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” deal, it should have sued the firm that brokered it, not the Walt Disney Co., attorneys for the Mouse argued in its losing case.

Celador may be taking Disney’s advice, according to Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood.

Fresh off its courtroom victory over Disney, a Celador source told the online tip sheet that “we are considering our options regarding the William Morris Agency.”

Although the statute of limitations on such a suit would normally have expired after 8 years, WMA signed a “tolling agreement” that put off any dispute until after the Disney case was decided. ABC bought the rights to “Millionaire” 11 years ago, according to Deadline Hollywood.

With a California court agreeing July 7 that Disney owed Celedor 50 percent of the show’s profits, that clock starts ticking again.