Filmmakers Behind Joe Jonas' "Just in Love" Video Respond to Plagiarism Claims
Mon, 03 Oct 2011 13:37:13
The makers of Joe Jonas' new video "Just in Love" have responded to the accusations that they copied their ideas from the French indie film For Lovers Only. They eschew the claims, insisting they had "never heard" of the movie until the complaint surfaced.
Writer/actor Mark Polish and his director brother Michael say that their film was plagiarized. The film has a cult, dedicated following and the fans offered up swell of comments when Jonas' video was issued.
Kim Dellara, an executive producer at HSI Productions, which made the video, has defended Jonas, insisting the theme is consistent with the work of Jaci Judelson, who has lived in Paris for 20 years. In a post on the company's Facebook page, she wrote: "We've received considerable interest in the music video for Joe Jonas' single, 'Just in Love' and it is apparently being compared to a film called For Lovers Only. Until yesterday we had never heard of the independent film, but judging from the trailer online it is clear both the video and the film are set in Paris and shared inspiration from French '60s New Wave cinema. Each of the films includes situations that are universal in love stories of this genre."
The post continued: "We take exception to the notion that the video in any way infringed upon the content of the film in question. Jaci Judelson is known for a unique and large body of work that pre-dates this film by several years and this video is consistent with the style and content of her previous work. The concept for 'Just in Love' was inspired and driven by the lyrics of the song and by its director having lived in Paris for nearly 20 years."
What do you think of this responses? Team "Just in Love" or Team "For Lovers Only?"