Skyhorse Publishing, which printed Woody Allen’s autobiography last year By the way of nowhere says neither HBO nor Allen vs. Farrow filmmakers Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick obtained proper authorization to use portions of the author’s audiobook in the documentary series.
Ziering and Dick claim that they approached Allen’s camp for their participation in the documentary and received a ‘No’.
Last night, a spokesperson for Allen and his wife Soon-Yi Previn said they were “approached less than two months ago and given only a few days to ‘respond.’ Of course, they refused to do so. “Allen and Previn’s spokesperson also said,” These documentary filmmakers were not interested in the truth. Instead, they spent years surreptitiously collaborating with the Farrows and their facilitators to put together a plagued ax job. of falsehoods “.
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Allen read his own autobiography for him. About Nothiing audio book. Essentially, Ziering and Dick used that in regards to expressing their side of the Mia and Dylan Farrow scandal.
Deadline reached out to HBO for an answer as to whether there was copyright infringement here. We will inform you when the payment cabler responds.
Below is a statement from Tony Lyons, president and publisher of Skyhorse Publishing:
The first episode of Allen vs. Farrow use without permission more than three minutes of Skyhorse’s audio edit of Woody Allen’s autobiography, About nowhere. We understand that the remaining episodes make similar unauthorized use of the audiobook. This blatant appropriation of Mr. Allen’s intellectual property is undoubtedly a copyright infringement under existing legal precedent. Viewers of the series should take into account the unethical conduct of the producers when evaluating the sensational and lewd story of their so-called documentary.
Earlier today, Dylan Farrow posted on social media: “Thank you all for your kind words, the huge amount of support means more to me than I can say ♥ ️ Telling the truth is very difficult, but I hope the other survivors will They saw last night know they are not alone. The truth is something that cannot be changed. If you feel empowered to speak up, there are resources and support available @rainn “