Reading the story about Chris Moukarbel, who YouTube narked out to Paramount, I was curious what "uploaded dialogue" from another film meant.Gareth says,
Here is a WaPo story from June. What Moukarbel did was take a leaked early script of "Twin Towers" and make a version of a segment of it:
"But as a 28-year-old filmmaker, Moukarbel wanted to do more than simply watch Stone's "World Trade Center." He decided to create his own version -- using a bootleg copy of the screenplay and Yale University student actors -- and offer it free on the Internet.
Although his film is only 12 minutes long and doesn't have a cast to rival Nicolas Cage and Maria Bello, it has brought the power of Hollywood down on him."
So someone makes a fan film before the movie is released, and Paramount has a fit? They actually claim in the WaPo story that people would have confused Moukarbel's no-budget film with Oliver Stone's $40 million version. *Gag*
This post is timely: Chris Moukarbel has some other work in a show, opening this Thursday (the 26th) at Marianne Boesky Gallery. 509 west 24th, NYC.