Spotlight Documents: Legal maneuvering

During David Kirkpatrick’s tenure at Plymouth Rock Studios and Good News Holdings, both companies – and their lawyers – have reacted forcefully to people raising questions about Kirkpatrick's history and that of Good News Holdings.

Letter to Laurien Enos

Plymouth resident Laurien Enos sent fellow members of Town Meeting a compilation of her Internet research, including complaints that Good News Holdings didn't pay people it hired. This is the letter she received from Plymouth Rock Studios.

Letter to Jerry Benezra

Plymouth resident Jerry Benezra sent state officials and others information about Kirkpatrick’s bankruptcy and several of the lawsuits against him. Benezra received this letter from Plymouth Rock Studios.

Boston Magazine

Holliston novelist Micah Nathan wrote an article for Boston Magazine about his experiences writing a “Christian horror” screenplay for Kirkpatrick. Nathan said Kirkpatrick owed him $36,000. This is the letter Boston Magazine received from Good News Holdings. While Nathan believed his nondisclosure agreement with Good News allowed him to write the piece, Boston Magazine says it did not want to be party to violating that agreement. The article never ran.

MORE DOCUMENTS

Anne Rice e-mail

Anne Rice e-mail

The novelist sent a scathing e-mail after a movie idea collapsed.
Kirkpatrick's bankruptcy

Kirkpatrick's bankruptcy

Documents from the former Paramount chief's 2005 bankruptcy filing.
The Cinel lawsuit

The Cinel lawsuit

A Good News Holdings investor sues Kirkpatrick.
Legal maneuvering

Legal maneuvering

Letters sent by Kirkpatrick's companies to people who raised questions.
Daily Variety Ads

Daily Variety Ads

A 7-page advertisement Good News Holdings ran.