‘Out of the Furnace’ Producers Beat Defamation Lawsuit By 17 Native Americans – Hollywood Reporter

‘Out of the Furnace’ Producers Beat Defamation Lawsuit By 17 Native Americans – Hollywood Reporter

Members of a Native American tribe unsuccessfully sued ‘Out of the Furnace’ for defamation. How far does the First Amendment protect filmmakers? 

– JD

Tarantino Suing Gawker; Hateful Eight

Tarantino is suing Gawker.

In a complaint filed by Tarantino’s people over at Lavely & Singer, Gawker has crossed the line in helping to facilitate the distribution of Tarantino’s latest screenplay, Hateful Eight.

Tarantino was scheduled to begin shooting the film in 2014, but has recently decided to publish the story in book form rather than to direct. This decision was made when the screenplay was leaked after having been sent to only a handful of thesps, whom Tarantino was interested in having cast in the feature film.

For an in-depth read, check out the story in THR


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Shia LaBeouf Accused of Plagiarism


Shia LaBeouf Accused of Plagiarism

LaBeouf’s latest directorial effort is called a “complete rip-off” of a graphic novel by Daniel Clowes.

No bueno

– JD

Another “Final Cut” Issue; NOAH

Darren Aronofsky and Paramount are feuding amongst rumors of the film “Noah”, and the film’s current cut.

For all directors and studios out there, it is worth the hassle of negotiating for “final cut” especially when you’re dealing with a film that costs more than $125mm to produce. 

For more, see indiewire