On Recent Biopics Of Black Public Figures - Their Legal Rights, As Well As Ethical/Moral Obligations?

From Shadow and Act Fri Nov 16 2012, 00:15:49

I only realized recently that many of the biopics we've covered here on S&A, especially in the last year or two, have all found themselves in the middle of squabbles over rights issues with, or approval/authorization from the real-life subjects of the biopics (if they're alive), or those who control their estates, or other influential figures close to the subject with the power to create problems for the filmmakers and producers. There was the Winnie Mandela project, starring Jennifer Hudson (the real Winnie didn't approve; in fact, J-Hud, nor the filmmakers, even met with her), at least 2 Martin Luther King Jr films (Lee Daniels' Selma especially;...

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