It’s not even been a week since the end of the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, but the documentary Peggy Guggenheim — Art Addict has already led to a lawsuit following its world premiere in the festival. The complaint filed Thursday in New York federal court comes from composer J. Ralph, who received a best original song Oscar nomination for on the 2012 documentary Chasing Ice and wrote the original track “We Will Not Go” for this year’s best documentary feature nominee Virunga. He claims the producers of Peggy Guggenheim have included 50 minutes of his music in the film, which centers on the travels and art collection of the early-20th century socialite. He says they negotiated with him to use his compositions, but rejected his terms and included his music anyway. They allegedly then used his name to advertise the film in Tribeca and in other marketing. He’s filed claims of copyright infringement and right of publicity against the film’s producers, David Koh and Dan Braun of Submarine and Stanley Buchthal of Dakota Group, and director Lisa Immordino Vreeland and music supervisor Bonnie Greenberg. He wants unspecified damages and an injunction against the inclusion of his music in… Read full this story
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