THE NEW YORK POST is indicating that the concept for the hit reality TV series PROJECT RUNWAY may have been stolen.
The report indicates that designer Cynthia Rodriguez and fashion merchandiser Elizabeth Zwiebach says PROJECT RUNWAY about competing fashion designers is a copy of their proposed show AMERICAN RUNWAY.
The duo registered the idea with the Writers Guild in March 2003 and spent the next several months pitching it to production companies.
The report than went on to say that a few months later, they were flabbergasted to hear about Heidi Klum´s almost identical PROJECT RUNWAY
"Since we pitched the series idea prior to March 2003, we are confident this claim has no merit," said Miramax Television´s Sarah Levinson.