Beyoncé accused of ripping off filmmaker’s footage in ‘Formation’ video
Beyoncé’s video for her new song “Formation” may have lit up the Internet Saturday, but it seems all is not well in the Beyhive.
Not long after it went live, Los Angeles-based filmmaker Chris Black posted on Twitter that the video used clips from a short film he had produced without credit — a documentary about New Orleans bounce music, That B.E.A.T..
He also called out Melina Matsoukas, who directed the video, for the lack of proper acknowledgment.
Black told Mashable he was contacted by Lily Keber of Mairzy Doats Productions one week ago about the use of their footage in an undisclosed artist’s music video. The filmmakers don’t own the footage, however, as it was commissioned by Nokia and Sundance. Sundance and Keber have been contacted for comment. Read more…
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