Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Some wannabe Steven Spielbergs in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina are getting a crash course in film and the law. Specifically, they are learning the importance of letting local law enforcement know that they are making a film within the city limits and getting a permit for said filming. The student filmmakers engaged in what the attorney for one of them attorney describes as a parody of beach films were arrested by the local cops for "participation in or preparation of obscene material." The dean of the film school at the University of North Carolina, where the students are enrolled, called this interruption in filming "poor judgment." Read more here in a Chronicle of Higher Education article.

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