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Copyright row over States-aided film

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A COPYRIGHT row could derail plans for a film which has been given a £200,000 grant by the States.

Should the film Knights of Impossingworth – parts of which could be shot in Jersey – ever come to be made, a former producer who left the project last year has said he will challenge the production company behind it for copyright.

The threat from Australian-based director and photographer Noel Castley-Wright will fuel concerns about the decision of Economic Development to grant taxpayers' money to such a high-risk project.

Mr Castley-Wright said he was involved with the project from 2009 until early last year when he left after a fall-out with the film's director, Keith Cavele. He says he has never been paid for his work and is owed more than the £200,000 States grant.

Economic Development chief executive Mike King said that the department was aware of the falling out between the two men but was not concerned by it.

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