Snape Diary Special Edition – IP Violations and Warner Bros Love

Hello everybody! Your friendly neighborhood director, here.

I feel compelled to answer a burning question. Something that several people have asked and we feel needs clarification. Specifically having to do with copyright infringement and the taken down Kickstarter.

Back in January of this year, I got a call from Warner Bros legal. Ensuring that I don’t have a heart attack, the very nice woman quickly assured me that we can still release the film.

Basically they said that as of this year, they will be cracking down on crowd funding campaigns that have to do with their intellectual property, or IP. They asked us not to raise any more money through official means like kickstarter or indiegogo, and not to offer any more merchandise as reward. They did say however, that we can still distribute the perks we originally promised, which we are in the process of doing.

We knew this might be a risk going in. Some companies hold their IPs very closely, and others are more generous. Luckily Warner Bros has been gracious with us, and we look forward to showing them just how much we love the books and their movies with our own little tribute.

We hope this helps with any confusion. We are working diligently to finish the film, which is deep into completing visual effects. Our goal for release is the end of the year.

And if you haven’t seen the trailer yet, which has been featured WAY more than we thought it would in news like BBC America, Hypable and The Mirror, here it is 🙂

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