Al Quarles Jr Files Suit Accusing Netflix & Burning Sands Author of Coping His Work

Law360, New York reported yesterday stating the author of a two-part book series titled “Burning Sands,” a fictional tale of six fraternity pledges at a historically black college, accused Netflix and director Gerard McMurray on Tuesday of infringing his copyright by making a movie released earlier this year with the same title and a similar premise.

Al Quarles Jr., who applied for and received copyright registration for his novel around the time volume one was published in 2014, said Netflix Inc., McMurray and production company Mandalay Entertainment Group ripped off his material


We had the opportunity to interview Gerard McMurray when the movie was first released. He was very excited about the narrative of the story and the imagery it created.

We will keep you posted about this legal issue and how it unfolds.

Read also: Burning Sands Interview Howard Alumni Director Gerard Mcmurray


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