News: QD3 Talks Lil Wayne's "Carter" Film Delay, "People From His Team Said 'Pull The Whole Movie'" [Video]
Saturday, Nov 14, 2009 6:00AM
Film director Quincy "QD3" Jones III recently discussed his initial conflict with Lil Wayne's camp earlier this year when an attempt to block their The Carter film was made and explained how his documentary will help make the rapper become iconic.
According to QD3, there were no problems or concerns with the movie project during their actual filming around 2008.
"While we were making the movie, it was all love," Jones explained in an interview. "And we played him the film and he was into it. He liked it and then they found out we got it into Sundance [Film Festival], everyone was excited. And just like, maybe seven to ten days before Sundance, all of a sudden, some people from his team said 'Pull the whole movie' and that's not in our agreement, it's not part of what we signed up for, everybody 'was' excited. So we're not sure what exactly the issue was, it's sort of a double edged sword but I think long-term, I believe, that this movie will make him iconic." (Urban Spin Online)
Lil Wayne's previous request to stop the release of the QD3 Entertainment documentary was denied by a state court judge, who allowed the film's release earlier this year.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael S. Mink denied Wayne's request for a preliminary injunction this week. QD3 executive Quincy Jones III said the ruling frees his company to seek distribution of the film. "We're very pleased with the court's decision," Jones said. "We made a great film, which was incredibly well received at Sundance, and showcases Lil Wayne's extraordinary talent." (Variety)
Weezy filed the lawsuit in April regarding a "scandalous portrayal" of himself in the Sundance documentary.
The suit charges that Bernie Madoff's movie production company promised to give Lil Wayne approval over the final cut, but they didn't. And instead they presented an attempted scandalous "documentary" at Sundance. And to get into all of this, Wayne's lawyers decided to lead their complaint with Bernie Madoff, drawing some bizarre connection that we now live in the age of people conning other people. Probably the most interesting thing is that one of the defendants is Quincy Jones' son, Quincy Delight Jones III. The papers also state he uses the pseudonym QD3. (Radar Online)
While financial damages never emerged, Wayne did cite a breach of contract.
Wayne allowed Digerati Holdings and QD3 Entertainment to shoot a docu-film about him. The movie company, in turn, promised to give him approval over the final cut. In early December last year, the companies screened the film for Lil Wayne's manager, who advised them to remove objectionable content from the film. They sent another clip in January to the manager for review and approval. The manager once more demanded that all objectionable content be removed. Instead of doing so, they allegedly presented a "scandalous portrayal" of the rapper at Sundance without his approval. (All Headline News)
The Carter lands in stores Tuesday, November 17th.
Check out QD3 speaking on his Lil Wayne documentary below: