IMDb Snafu Leads to Lawsuit
Filmmaker says reputation 'severly tarnished'
Posted Aug 21st, 2007 05:00 AM by Peter Warren
- A filmmaker named Nesya Shapiro Blue has filed suit in Manhattan Supreme Court against Amazon.com for incorrectly crediting her on its Internet Movie Database (IMDb
) as having directed the 1991 Vivid Video productions Fantasy in Blue
and Dreams of Candace Hart
Claiming that the informational foul-up — the movies in question were actually directed by Nancy Blue — has caused her reputation to be "severely tarnished," the plaintiff is seeking $2.15 million in damages.
Blue has one actual directing credit to her name (though just as Nesya Shapiro), 1978's Passages
. She however did, in an interesting twist, serve as cinematographer on the British documentary Against Pornography: The Feminism of Andrea Dworkin
, which profiles the anti-porn crusader of the title.