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Completely True, Except for the Parts That Were Totally Made Up: Was “Inventing Anna” Defamatory?

With the rise in popularity of documentaries and docu-series comes the rise in defamation lawsuits as real-life individuals watch their lives unfold on-screen. The most recent case involves Rachel DeLoache Williams, a former Vanity Fair photo editor and former friend of Anna Sorokin (also known as Anna Delvey) who is...

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Skating Over Copyright Law

Move over Beethoven and Tchaikovsky. After the Sochi Winter Olympic Games in 2014, the International Skating Union changed its rules in figure skating competitions to allow figure skaters to skate to music with lyrics to appeal to younger audiences who tune in to watch the Olympics (goodbye Swan Lake!). Now...

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What Comes Next?

As Broadway Grapples with Reopening and Bringing in Patrons Some Shows Also Confront Lawsuits from Actors Alleging Discrimination and Termination Due to Protected Classes Including Religion and Gender While Broadway is up and running, and trying to stay that way despite lacking tourists, new variants of Covid, and the financial...

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Congratulations to RPJ’s Nicole Page and Michelle Lamardo for Leading an Engaging DOC NYC Panel 2021 on Ethics and Documentaries

On November 18, RPJ Partner Nicole Page and Associate Michelle Lamardo moderated a dynamic conversation at DOC NYC 2021 on New Trends in Ethics and Documentaries. Nicole and Michelle were joined by filmmakers Rudy Valdez (The Sentence, We Are: The Brooklyn Saints) and Jessica Devaney, founder of Multitude Films. They...

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RPJ Partner Nicole Page and Associate Michelle Lamardo to Lead Panel on Ethics and Documentary Filmmaking at DOC NYC Thursday, November 18

This Thursday, November 18, RPJ Partner Nicole Page and Associate Michelle Lamardo will lead an engaging discussion at DOC NYC, the largest documentary festival in the United States, on New Trends in Ethics and Documentaries. The panel is held as part of the festival’s “Legal for Docs Day” to explore...

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