“Considering how many inaccurate media claims have been made regarding myself and the potential series Tilda for HBO, I wish to set the record straight,” Nikki Finke wrote earlier today. “I had no prior knowledge that this show was being created or put into development. I have never written about the show. I have never encouraged Deadline.com journalists to write about the show. I had no prior agreement with HBO or anyone regarding the show. I had no creative or consulting involvement with the show.
“So why am I making my first and last statement about Tilda today?
“Only because there is an agreement now in place among myself, Deadline’s parent company MMC, and Watski productions (which is producing the Tilda pilot) negotiated solely on my behalf by attorney Tal Vigderson. I still have no creative or consulting involvement with the show nor wanted any. I still won’t write about the show. And Deadline.com journalists can still write whatever they want about the show.
“As for all of you who’ve asked for a quote from me about Tilda, here it is: ‘It should have been called Toldja!‘”
Hey, that’s not original! Hollywood Reporter columnist Matthew Belloni said this on 4.21.10.