Author: Kenn Rabin

Kenn Rabin

Kenn Rabin is an internationally recognized expert on the use of archival materials in film storytelling. His credits include the dramatic features Milk, directed by Gus Van Sant; Good Night, and Good Luck, directed by George Clooney; and The Good German, directed by Steven Soderbergh, in addition to a number of acclaimed archival television series, including the 13-hour Vietnam: A Television History and the 14-hour Eyes on the Prize, for which he was nominated for an Emmy.

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copyright laws

A Victory for Documentary Filmmakers


If you’ve read Archival Storytelling you know how important fair use is to nonfiction filmmakers. Fair use allows you to use an appropriate amount of copyrighted material absent the copyright holder’s permission, in circumstances considered “transformative” (that is, substantially different in intention or meaning than the material’s original use, such as critique or analysis). The…

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