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Letter of Support for ‘Crude’ filmmaker Joe Berlinger

The International Documentary Association and supporting filmmakers Michael Moore, D.A. Pennebaker, Barbara Kopple, Davis Guggenheim, Louie Psihoyos, Morgan Spurlock and many more, have banded together to create an open letter of support for filmmaker Joe Berlinger. A New York federal court has recently ruled that Berlinger must hand over 600 hours of raw footage from his documentary Crude to oil company Chevron. Berlinger plans to appeal the decision.
May 13, 2010

The International Documentary Association and supporting filmmakers Michael Moore, D.A. Pennebaker, Barbara Kopple, Davis Guggenheim, Louie Psihoyos, Morgan Spurlock and many more, have banded together to create an open letter of support for filmmaker Joe Berlinger. A New York federal court has recently ruled that Berlinger must hand over 600 hours of raw footage from his documentary Crude to oil company Chevron. Berlinger plans to appeal the decision.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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