Investigative Filmmaking Under Fire: The Holly, a Case Study

11:00 AM
 - 12:00 PM

The Holly documentary goes deep inside a gentrifying community in Denver, where a shooting case involving an activist exposes the political machinations of urban development and the city’s gang activity. From production all the way through distribution, a variety of legal issues threatened to shut the film down. In this session, we take a look at the legalities of filming in a courtroom, what to do when you’re being sued by people in the film, and, ultimately, ensuring the safety of the filmmaker and their team. Director Julian Rubinstein is joined by his attorney, Rob Guttierez. Moderated by Katie Townsend, Deputy Executive Director and Legal Director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.