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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Lee Caplin

Faulkner legal fight resolved

Judge rules in favor of Sony in copyright suit. (July 19, 2013, Page 1A, 3A)

One Faulkner lawsuit settled

One of two lawsuits filed recently by the man who owns the rights to William Faulkner’s work has been settled out of court. Lee Caplin said he settled with The Washing Post and Northtrop in December and the case has been dismissed, however his suit against Sony Classic Pictures is continuing. (January 9, 2013, Page 1,2)

William Faulkner vs. Woody Allen

A lawsuit against Sony Pictures Classic was filed in Oxford on Thursday by Faulkner Literary Rights LLC, claiming a Woody Allen film violated copyright laws when they used a quote from one of Faulkner’s books. (October 26, 2012, Page 1A, 8A)

Faulkner stories optioned with HBO

Oxford literary great William Faulkner’s work may no longer lay dying on the shelves.

Select Faulkner novels and short stories are just a couple years away from making it to the big screen, as a new, first-look option with producer David Milch was announced Wednesday.

The result of two years of discussion after the Faulkner Conference in 2010 led to the partnership with Milch and the Faulkner Literary Estate. (December 1, 2011, Page 1)

Hollywood of Faulkner

OXFORD TOWN– Sunday kicks off the annual Faulkner conference and this year focuses on my favorite topic: film. Producer Lee Caplin, whom I wrote about in October when he attended the Oxford Film Festival’s “Intruder in the Dust,” 60th anniversary screening, returns on Sunday to talk producing Faulkner movies. (July 15, 2010, Page 11)

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