The Writers Guild of America and a film production company resolved a dispute over who owns movie rights to the 1960s sitcom “Hogan’s Heroes,” it was reported Tuesday.

The agreement between Rysher Entertainment and the WGA could result in a feature film based on the story of a group of Allied soldiers in a German prisoner of war camp, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The WGA prevailed in arbitration by establishing that “Hogan’s Heroes” creators Bernard Fein and Albert Ruddy held rights under the terms of a previous guild agreement, which led Rysher — the successor to Bing Cosby Productions, the producer of the original series — to appeal the arbitrator’s decision to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, according to the publication.

The parties recently withdrew the appeal, and an attorney involved in the dispute told The Hollywood Reporter that the two sides have worked out differences.

The series ran on the CBS television network from 1965 to 1971.

City News Service

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