November 13, 2007
Documentary: A Lawyer Walks into a Bar
Description: With his writing partner Mike Thompson, Brandon Camp has made a tidy living writing Hollywood screenplays, including the Kevin Costner thriller Dragonfly and the Fox pilot John Doe. Now, Brandon, Mike and Dallasite Jonathan Osborne are turning to the documentary genre. The trio is executive-producing the feature-length doc A Lawyer Walks Into a Bar. "The film takes a lighthearted look at the legal system in America, as seen through the eyes of six characters who are preparing for the California bar exam, which statistically is the most difficult to pass in the country," Brandon says. "The LA mayor, two governors and the dean of the Stanford law school all failed it at least once." Apparently, failing the California exam only once is no biggie. One of the characters in A Lawyer Walks Into a Bar is an ex-Marine who has failed the test 41 times. Sprinkled throughout the film are interviews with lawyer Robert Shapiro, CNN's Nancy Grace , Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz, Texas trial lawyer Joe Jamail and Monica Lewinsky's former reference, Vernon Jordan.
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