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Hudson Documentary "Digital Peruggias" Resumes Filming
Filming has resumed for Independent Filmmaker Keith Hudson's new documentary "Digital Peruggias", a film surrounding the IPR and copyright theft of RB McGrath's "Still Life of Violin" , a 24x30" oil on canvas work that was pirated from the artist's website in 2012 by a mainland Chinese wall art manufacturer and subsequently mass produced for counterfeit sales in Asia, France, Spain, Portugal, Canada, Australia and the U.S. The film explores the depth of art piracy and forgery by Chinese manufacturers who now control over sixty percent of the worldwide market for wall art sales with hand painted forgeries and machine printed digital counterfeits.
Several high profile politicians who have jumped into the fray in McGrath's legal and public relations battle with Xiamen Bigal manufacturers in Xiamen, China have sat for camera interviews in Hudson's film, including Congressman Tim Griffin, who's Washington, D.C. office has come to the aid of the artist in the IPR infringement fight along Governor Mike Beebe of Arkansas, Mayor Gary Fletcher of Jacksonville and Enterpreneur and Philanthropist Joan Tyler Zumwalt. The film is slated for premier at the 2016 Little Rock Film Festival.
Pics: 1. Hudson filmmakers at the RB McGrath studio, 2. Congressman Tim Griffin 3. Director Keith Hudson and Cinematographer Pham Minh at the Arkansas State Capital with Governor Mike Beebe for "Digital Peruggias" interview 4. RB McGrath's original work "Still Life of Violin" depicting and 1897 Antonius Stradivarius hanging on a peg board wall and reflected in a glass counter top. 2006.