Aretha Franklin has amended the complaint she filed against the documentary, Amazing Grace. Despite the documentary being taken off the bills of both the Chicago and Toronto Film Festivals, producer Allan Elliot was apparently in talks to show the documentary to prospective buyers in secret screening sessions in Toronto, prompting Franklin to make changes to her complaint – "to stop the unauthorized release and showing for commercial purposes" of Amazing Grace.

The complaint now gives Aretha Franklin "the right to control the use of her name and likeness" – rightly so, surely? – whilst also requesting that "the footage of her 1972 gospel concert may not be used by Mr. Elliott without her explicit authorization." You can actually read the whole thing below, if you feel like it.

Amazing Grace as a documentary also extends back to the gospel concert at New Missionary Baptist Church in 1972, under the direction of Sydney Pollack for Warner Bros. – however, because he didn't use a clapperboard at the beginning of each take, the sound and picture weren't synchronised. It stayed in the vaults for 38 years, and in 2008 shortly before his death, Pollack passed the reins to Allan Elliott. (Thanks, Wikipedia).

Aretha Franklin's Amended Complaint