Misleading trailers ain't OK, says judge
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Movie studios can be sued over “false advertising” in trailers, judge rules… Is it fair to expect everything you see in a movie’s trailer to be in the movie itself? Thanks to a lawsuit brought on by some Ana de Armas fans (she was cut out of Yesterday, despite being in the trailer), studios might now be open to litigation for misleading audiences. Despite Universal’s best attempts to fight the suit, the judge’s ruling would apply if a “‘significant portion’ of ‘reasonable consumers’ could be misled,” by a trailer — but only apply to actors and scenes in the trailer. Look, nobody likes a misleading trailer, I often gripe about them, but this could have major consequences. For example, sometimes a director’s editorial decisions (like cutting out scenes or actors) are made after a trailer is released. Would filmmakers be mandated to keep everything included in a trailer? I’m sure this won’t be the last we hear about this case. 🎞
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