Producer agrees to 30-day ban on Aretha Franklin film

DENVER (AP) — The producer of the Aretha Franklin documentary “Amazing Grace” has agreed not to show the film for the next month as he and the Queen of Soul try to resolve their dispute over the work.

Earlier this month, a Denver federal judge halted a screening of the film about a 1972 Franklin concert just hours before it was to be shown at the Telluride Film Festival. Producer Alan Elliott then withdrew it from the Toronto Film Festival but Franklin claims he held a screening for the festival’s exhibitors and film distributors Saturday.

Franklin has long objected to the film but the Telluride festival claimed she gave away her rights to concert footage in a 1968 recording contract.

She and Elliott agreed to the 30-day ban in documents filed Tuesday.