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Central Park Five Prosecutor Pens Op-Ed Amid Backlash, Calls Netflix Series an “Outfight Fabrication”

Describing When They See Us as “so full of distortions and falsehoods as to be an outright fabrication,” Fairstein outlines in the WSJ what she claims are the “most egregious falsehoods.” “When They See Us, repeatedly portrays the suspects as being held without food, deprived of their parents’ company and advice, and not even allowed to use the bathroom. If that had been true, surely they would have brought those issues up and prevailed in pretrial hearings on the voluntariness of their statements, as well as in their lawsuit against the city. They didn’t, because it never happened,” she writes. – Abid Rahman, The Hollywood Reporter » http://bit.ly/2IDJe6f
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Emilio Estevez Uses Some Public Domain Footage In Film, So Universal Studios Forces Original Public Domain Footage Offline

There was just one problem. It appears that Estevez included a clip of “Your Life Work: The Librarian” within the movie (in which he, himself, plays a librarian). He, of course, is free to do so (thanks to the public domain), and having put that clip into his movie doesn’t magically make that clip covered by copyright. But what the fuck does Universal Pictures care about pesky little things like the public domain and librarians’ YouTube accounts? It’s a big important Hollywood studio, and if it stomps out public domain material and ends up giving strikes to actual librarians, well, it’s all good because it must “stop piracy.” – Mike Masnick, Techdirt » http://bit.ly/2VmiuPW

Netflix to Release Fyre Festival Documentary Next Month – Watch Teaser Video

“Fyre” will be directed by Chris Smith, who helmed last year’s documentary “Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond,” and “gives a first-hand look into the disastrous crash of Fyre as told by the organizers themselves,” according to the announcement. The doc will be released on January 18 and is produced by Vice Studios, Library Films, and Jerry Media. – Variety https://ift.tt/2QIOM5v

Netflix ‘The Bleeding Edge’ Filmmakers Respond to Bayer Attack on Film

“The Bleeding Edge,” which debuted on Netflix worldwide on July 27, comes from from documentary filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering (whose previous credits include “The Invisible War” and “The Hunting Ground”). The statement on Bayer was from Dick, Ziering, producer Amy Herdy, and the rest of the filmmaking team. – Todd Spangler, Variety https://ift.tt/2vqDjuw
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