The Beatles' companies are being sued over concert footage in their new documentary
Two companies related to The Beatles are being sued by the company that represents the late promoter of their legendary Shea Stadium concert.
Director Ron Howard's new documentary about The Beatles on the road, Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years, features 30 minutes of remastered footage from the iconic 1965 concert, but promoter Sid Bernstein's company is seeking an injunction to prevent it from being shown.
The lawsuit has been filed in New York by Sid Bernstein, LLC against The Beatles' companies Apple Corps Ltd. and Subafilms Limited, Billboard reports. It argues that as the concert's promoter, Bernstein was "the dominant and hence sole owner" of the footage, and therefore has the right to decide when it is and isn't used. via NME