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Author Topic: Editorials of film shoot - what are the "rules"?  (Read 2036 times)

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« on: May 20, 2011, 11:57 »
There's a film shoot happening close by all day and I took some photos of the set including one of the main characters of the TV show.

Many residents living in the neighborhood were watching the filming also taking pics with their cell phones and compact cameras.

I've been asked to stop shooting by two PAs as "You've taken enough pictures" and "if these will end up online, you WILL be sued".

Maybe some of you shoot things like that more often and know "the ropes" of the what you can and can not do. I was standing on public grounds (on sidewalk - police officer next to me not mentioning anything)

Supposedly I can't put the images online before the episode airs because of the wardrobe of the main character.

I'm asking because I can't find any editorial shots of that character as editorial not at Getty, Corbis, Alamy...

« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2011, 12:26 »
Good question. I wonder the same. I _assume_ that if you submit them as Editorial they can do nothing legally. Thousands of "Paparazzi" are doing the same every day and earning money with that.
I remember a courts decision in Germany that People who are Actors have chosen to be a "Person standing in public" and has to accept therefore Fotos apprearing in Magazines, Websites, etc. ... your situation is different nevertheless....

« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2011, 12:43 »
Thanks for that response.

I don't know to what extent I have to "respect" the production company's request not to publish images before they go on air though (especially coming from a PA...?).

I was wondering how full time paparazzi handle that - most likely shoot it and sell it asap no matter what? Shoot first, ask questions later...

« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2011, 12:44 »
I'd say they're just trying to bully you.  If they're in a public place, it's free game, from my readings.

« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2011, 12:48 »
I'd say they're just trying to bully you.  If they're in a public place, it's free game, from my readings.

Thanks Sean, they blocked off a street in my neighborhood but I'm standing behind the barriers with the regular folks watching the shoot.

In one scene I was about 15 feet away from the actor and I assume the clicking of the shutter ticked them off. I was also located right behind the director/camera so the actor constantly looked at me.


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