Ken Burns Film Footage Shielded From NYC Subpoena: Judge

Law360, New York (February 20, 2013, 4:27 PM EST) -- A New York magistrate judge ruled Tuesday that documentary filmmaker Ken Burns and Florentine Films are shielded from having to hand over to city officials film outtakes and interviews from their documentary about five men wrongly convicted of the infamous "Central Park jogger" attack who later sued the city.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis granted Florentine Films' motion to quash a subpoena to produce certain video and audio tapes relating to the 2012 documentary “The Central Park Five,” saying the filmmakers have qualified reporter’s privileges...
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Case Information

Case Title

In re McRay, Richardson, Santana, Wise and Salaam Litigation

Case Number



New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Other


Ronald L. Ellis

Date Filed

December 8, 2003

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