New Media Rights is thrilled to highlight some of the success that our client, Penn Road Productions, has had with their latest documentary, Company Town. The film, which offers an intense look into the health and environmental impact that one paper mill has had on the nearby town of Crosset, Arkansas, just finished a successful screening at the L.A. Film Festival and the Sheffield Doc’s Marker Player in the UK, and will be showing at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival in October.
California Western School of Law student, and New Media Rights intern, Emory Roane, ’17, and New Media Rights Executive Director Art Neill made up the core team on this project. NMR worked closely with Penn Road Productions providing necessary legal services from early in production until release, assisting with the licensing and fair use clearing process, as well as the Errors and Omissions Insurance Application process.
Director Natalie Kottke-Masocco had this to say about working with New Media Rights on Company Town:
“I loved working with Art Neil and Emory Roane at New Media Rights. They provided amazing expertise, ease and intellect helping us clear our film for fair use and finalize our filmmaking process. Our experience flowed effortless during intense deadlines to finalize the legal components of the film. We are grateful for their guidance, professionalism, and positivity and excited to work with them on future projects.”
Emory added, “Working on Company Town was incredibly gratifying. Not only did I get to help artists and activists make an affecting documentary, but it was for a cause that’s near and dear to my heart. Ultimately, the experience of ferrying the film from the very early stages of production through to release was one of the most rewarding of my legal career.”
New Media Rights applauds Penn Road Productions for their work in bringing more attention to the larger issue of environmental justice in the country, and we wish them all the best as their film continues through the festival circuit.
You’ll be able to see Company Town at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival in October, and Penn Road Productions is currently exploring distribution and screening options in New York City and DC. Find out more information about Company Town, Penn Road Productions, and stay up to date with all of Penn Road Productions news on their website, here: http://www.companytownfilm.com/