Magazine article Screen International

Court Rejects Director’s Bid to Take Control of 'The Professor and the Madman'

Magazine article Screen International

Court Rejects Director’s Bid to Take Control of 'The Professor and the Madman'

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Voltage claimed retraining order would prevent distribution of drama.

The Professor And The Madman director Farhad Safinia has seen his request to destroy a producer’s cut of the film thrown out by a Los Angeles court.

Safinia claimed he owned copyright to a 2016 version of the screenplay, which stars Mel Gibson and Sean Penn and centres on the origins of the Oxford English Dictionary.

Voltage Pictures contested that claim, arguing that as a worker for hire Safinia had relinquished ownership of earlier versions of the script, adding that the 2016 draft was merely a polish. …

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