Filmmaker's Lawyer Asserts Privilege to Oppose NYC Subpoena

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Dec. 11 (Bloomberg) -- John Siegal, partner at Baker Hostetler LLP, talks about his representation of filmmakers Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon and their company, Florentine Films, in a battle with the City of New York over unused footage from their new documentary, "The Central Park Five."

Siegal, speaking with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck, also discusses "journalistic privilege" and distinguishes his case from a ruling by the U.S. See more +

Dec. 11 (Bloomberg) -- John Siegal, partner at Baker Hostetler LLP, talks about his representation of filmmakers Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon and their company, Florentine Films, in a battle with the City of New York over unused footage from their new documentary, "The Central Park Five."

Siegal, speaking with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck, also discusses "journalistic privilege" and distinguishes his case from a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that upheld subpoenas against filmmaker Joseph Berlinger for footage from his film "Crude."

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