Friday, May 26, 2006

Rights renewed, 'Eyes on the Prize' returns

Rights renewed, 'Eyes on the Prize' returns

"The series tells the story of the civil rights movement from the point of view of leaders and ordinary citizens alike, using material from more than 80 footage sources and 95 still archives. One hundred songs were also used.

The clearance rights for the astounding amount of material, which had originally been negotiated to be used for varying periods of time by Blackside, gradually expired.

It took four or five years to raise $915,000 for research, rights clearance, and post-production costs, said Sandra Forman, Blackside attorney and director of the ``Eyes on the Prize" Renewal Project."

Thanks to Furdlog for the pointer.

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