The fallout from a Glee extra’s revelation of key plot developments via Twitter could impact the way some TV contracts are drafted.
Nicole Crowther, a day player on the hit Fox Musical, came under fire this week for sharing the names of the promotion king and queen in an upcoming episode.
In response, Glee co-creator, Brad Falchuk, quickly took to Twitter to slam Crowther, writing: “Hope you’re qualified to do something besides work in entertainment . . . Who are you to spoil something talented people have spent months to create?”
But according to a source close to the show, the standard SAG day-player union contracts Glee uses, don’t contain non-disclosure agreement language providing for punishment when plot secrets are revealed.
So while the studio and network might never hire a leaking extra again, the legal ramifications of spilling secrets are probably less serious.
An insider at Glee producer 20th Century Fox Television said the studio is considering amending all of its talent deals, from series regulars to day players like Crowther, to include strict punishments for blabbing online.