ATLANTA, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A Georgia filmmaker, who received ownership rights to a movie about the Rev. Jesse Jackson, reportedly wants to sell and show it at film festivals.
Eric Williams of Stone Mountain, Ga., was given legal rights to "The Country Preacher" as part of a settlement in which Williams accused the activist minister of failing to pay him $500,000, the Atlanta Journal reported Thursday.
"I'm ready to make some money. I'm definitely going to get it out to the marketplace," Williams said, adding he plans to shop the film to U.S. cable networks HBO, Cinemax and TBS, and take the documentary to film festivals in Africa, Europe and the United States.
The film was at the center of a lawsuit two of Jackson's companies brought against Williams and his firm, Freedom Pictures, last year in Gwinnett County, Ga., Superior Court.
The plaintiffs alleged Williams wrongly took more than 166 hours of footage he filmed of Jackson, with Williams countersuing he didn't receive the pay, health benefits and time off he was owed while working for Jackson from 1999 to 2002.