Errol Morris Heads to Trial Against Irate Female at Center of 2011 Documentary

January 15, 2016 – In The News
The Hollywood Reporter

Lincoln Bandlow was featured in The Hollywood Reporter article, “Errol Morris Heads to Trial Against Irate Female at Center of 2011 Documentary.” Full text can be found in the January 15, 2016, issue, but a synopsis is below.

A trail is set to take place in February between director Errol Morris and Joyce McKinney over the alleged misuse of information that was used in the making of the documentary titled Tabloid.

McKinney claims that Tabloid producer and co-defendant Mark Lipson forcefully entered her home and threatened the life of her dog if she did not sign the release papers for the movie.

"I'm always amazed why documentarians, in filming so much, don't also film the signing of the release," says Fox Rothschild’s Lincoln Bandlow.

According to Bandlow, legal tensions often arise in documentaries because of their shape-shifting nature. "You think you are making this, but as you uncover that, you end up doing something else. That is an interesting dynamic," he said.