A Ghost wrote:ahhhhh....
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Filmmaker Has Bone to Pick With HBO, FuquaAward-winning African-American filmmaker, Matthew McDaniel, has filed a federal court lawsuit in Los Angeles against HBO, Antoine Fuqua, Fuqua Films, and Cle "Bone" Sloan, in response to their unauthorized use of his now-famous footage of the 1992 Los Angeles riots in their film "Bastards of the Party." The lawsuit alleges against all defendants claims of copyright infringement, fraud, breach of contract, and unfair competition. The lawsuit seeks both monetary damages and injunctive relief.
McDaniel has spent the past twenty (20) years documenting the condition of the black community in America. McDaniel's footage of the 1992 Los Angeles riots is unique in that it contains exclusive, personal interviews with a number of the rioters in the midst of their rioting. The footage is arguably best known as the source of many of the spoken word audio quotes contained on musical artist Dr. Dre's ground-breaking rap album "The Chronic" and for its use in McDaniel's award-winning documentary "Birth of a Nation: 4-29-1992." Mr. McDaniel is represented by Farhad Novian, Esq. and William R. H. Mosher, Esq., Novian & Novian, LLP. (February 26, 2007)
AllhoodPublications wrote:HBO lost big time on this project and said they don't plan on dealing with any other street level projects regarding L.A. gangs.... Bone consistently told them everything was signed off on, when in fact it wasn't.
HBO failed to make sure Bone had the rights to all the music, video, and pictures.
From my understanding, Bone is clear in all this, he got his money and its a done deal. But HBO knew they were going to get all sorts of lawsuits, this won't be the last. Klones family wasn't intrigued with some of his footage of the funeral either, Bone refused to reimburst them.. not sure if a lawyer took the case... i also told you guys many of my pictures were seen in that film as well...
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