The Company You Keep:
Protecting Your Documentary's Outtakes
Do documentary filmmakers have the same rights as journalists when trying to protect their sources and prevent their outtakes from being subpoenaed? Two recent cases involving the documentaries The Central Park 5, directed by Sarah Burns, Ken Burns and David McMahon, and Crude, directed by Joe Berlinger, interpreted the rights of documentary filmmakers in the process of protecting their sources and material.
Attorneys involved with those cases will explain the courts' decisions and what you can do to protect your film. Be sure to bring your legal questions for this exceptional panel of legal experts.
Moderator Thea J. Kerman is of counsel at Beigelman, Feldman, Golionksi, Reedy and Senouf. She has over 25 years of legal experience and is an expert in the entertainment, publishing and licensing industries. Kerman represents a wide range of creative clientele that includes producers, writers and directors. She is licensed to practice in New York and California.
Produced by Thea Kerman
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Last updated: Jun. 10, 2013