Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Filmmaker Accused of Stealing Money for PTSD Documentary

Filmmaker Accused of Stealing Money for PTSD Documentary
The Connecticut Law Tribune
January 30, 2017

The three plaintiffs eventually raised more than $1.7 million for the film, according to the complaint. While the money raised was supposed to go exclusively toward the making of the film, the suit alleges Bernadette King, Michael King's wife, was given $60,000 for "unknown office operations" and another $70,000 went to pay writer Richard Friedenberg to draft a script for an unrelated for-profit feature film.
A West Hartford woman has sued a California-based production company claiming they stole hundreds of thousands of dollars intended for a documentary on war and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Poster for the film “When War Comes Home.”
Credit: Michael King Productions

Debra Hyde claims Michael King Productions spent a good portion of the money donated for filming on such things as luxury hotel stays unrelated to filming, plane tickets for family members and restaurants. Hyde also claims she, Laurence Smith and Jennifer Harris, also plaintiffs in the case, were not allowed to screen the final version of "When War Comes Home," and that the film was never publicized despite an agreement to do so.
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This is what happens when people want to make money off someone else's pain.
I am sure you see the dates on these. 2006 and 2007. Those are my videos that used to be up on Youtube when I started to make them to help veterans and their families understand what we had lived through since 1982. They had to have a format edit and that is why you see 2006, 2007 and 2010. I gave them away for free just like everything else I do. 

There was a book published in 2008 with the same title.

I am done for the day. I need a good stiff drink!

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