Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Diana Documentary Shelved "In Perpetuity"

The Guardian reports that the controversial documentary on Princess Diana's death, Unlawful Killing, won't be making it into theaters, even though it was screened at the Cannes Film Festival. Producers could not get worldwide indemnification insurance, which posed libel risks for them in the UK. The movie, which was backed financially by Mohamed Al-Fayed, has been shelved "in perpetuity." Meanwhile, a Diana biopic, starring Naomi Watts, moves ahead.

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