Film caught up in Bergstein legal tangle

A federal judge has halted Thursday’s planned foreclosure sale of the movie “Black Water Transit,” a film starring Laurence Fishburne and directed by Tony Kaye that was among the assets of David Bergstein.

In the past month, creditors, led by Aramid Entertainment Fund, have sought to halt the sale of Bergstein’s properties and instead have pushed him into an involuntary bankruptcy proceeding. An interim trustee is being appointed to oversee the assets. A sale of more than 800 movies in Bergstein’s film libraries was halted earlier this month.

U.S. District Court Judge Jacqueline H. Nguyen granted the temporary restraining order on Wednesday preventing the sale of “Black Water Transit,” a crime drama set in post-Katrina New Orleans. It has yet to be released.

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