Friends of Phil Spector Victim Picket HBO Screening of New Movie
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.15.2013
They're not happy about the film...
Friends of the actress who was killed by record producer Phil Spector have picketed a screening of HBO's film based on the death. THR reports that Edward Lozzi, the former publicist of the late Lana Clarkson, was among the fifty people close to Clarkson who protested the screening of Phil Spector.
Clarkson was found dead inside Spector's home in 2003; he was convicted of second-degree murder and received a nineteen years-to-life sentence. The film stars Al Pacino and Helen Mirren and was written by David Mamet and, according to Lozzi, focuses too much on Spector's defense as well as the idea that he may be innocent. Mamet said in an interview in 2011, "Whether he did it or not, we'll never know, but if he'd just been a regular citizen, they never would have indicted him."
Lozzi said of the film, which protestors are trying to ensure gets no Emmy nominations, "To see that this film was going to be made was a slap in the face. We were so happy Phil Spector was in prison."