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COURT SAYS DOCUMENTARY MAKER CAN’T CLAIM PRESS SHIELD

January 14, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Documentary filmmakers must establish that they have retained editorial independence throughout the making of their films if they wish to be protected by press shield laws, a federal court ruled on Thursday as it ordered director Joe Berlinger to turn over some 600 hours of outtakes from his 2009 documentary, Crude, to Chevron. The film […]