Woody Allen claims he never watches his own films, as he would only notice what he could have done better. Now the director is probably even less likely to watch the versions edited for TV by his former producer and current legal adversary, Jean Doumanian. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Bernard J. Fried ruled that under the terms of a 2003 settlement agreement, Doumanian may develop television-and-airplane versions of six of Allen's films. Allen argued that he would lose artistic integrity.
Woody Allen Loses Battle Over Editing of Six Films for TV
New York Law Journal
May 26, 2006
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