Scientology doc Going Clear to get UK release despite pressure

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Scientology doc Going Clear to get UK release despite pressure.

Screen Daily: Scientology doc to get UK release despite pressure

http://www.screendaily.com/news/dis...pressure/5089580.article#.VYS53l5nBjM.twitter

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19 June, 2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Controversial Alex Gibney doc Going Clear to get release despite legal pressure.

Companies involved in the UK theatrical release of Alex Gibney’s controversial Scientology documentary Going Clear have come under pressure from the Church of Scientology not to release the film.

Screen understands that UK lawyers acting for the organisation have contacted at least one company and individual involved in the film’s theatrical release warning of potential copyright infringement should the film be screened in the UK.

Despite that, distributors and exhibitors – who asked not to be named - are pressing ahead with plans to show the film, which has been slightly reversioned for the UK to include captions relating to potentially sensitive material.

Broadcaster Sky Atlantic owns theatrical rights to the film and has engaged a third party distributor to service the June 26th release, which is due to reach between 10-15 UK venues.

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RTE: Scientology documentary to get UK release

http://www.rte.ie/ten/news/2015/0619/709237-scientology-documentary-to-get-uk-release-despite/


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Alex Gibney's Scientology documentary Going Clear is to get a UK release despite legal pressure from the Church of Scientology on film companies not to allow screenings in their cinemas.

Screen Daily reports that UK lawyers acting for the church have contacted at least one company which is involved in the release of Going Clear and warned of potential copyright infringement, should the film be screened in the UK.

However, distributors and exhibitors will go ahead with their plans to show the film in 10 to 15 UK cinemas from June 26.

Screen Daily also says marketing plans for the film have been changed because of the controversy surrounding the release.

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Digital Spy: The Church of Scientology is attempting to stop documentary Going Clear’s UK release

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/...stop-documentary-going-clears-uk-release.html

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Screen reports that UK lawyers for the Church are in touch with at least one company and an individual involved in the movie's release, warning of potential copyright infringement if the film is shown in the UK.

But the approach doesn't appear to have put off the UK distributors, who are slightly revising some scenes with captions in the UK version "relating to potentially sensitive material".

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