Filmmaker Says Cinematographer Stole Brooklyn Footage

Law360, New York (September 22, 2011, 7:55 PM EDT) -- A documentary filmmaker sued her former cinematographer in New York on Tuesday, alleging copyright infringement and breach of contract after the camerawoman allegedly misappropriated footage for a film of her own.

Filmmaker Margot Niederland enlisted the services of cinematographer and fellow filmmaker Amber Tyler Chase and Chase's company, L'Orage Ltd., in 2007 to produce a documentary about the iconic Broken Angel building in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn, N.Y., according to the suit.

The Broken Angel is an old tenement building owned by artist and...
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