That would make most sense, sort of like the Preminger estate. While I understand families wanting to protect a loved ones dignity after they are deceased, in the case of WC FIELDS AND ME, it seems unfair. It was a sweet, tame portrayal that was lightyears away from how the man was written about. Hopefully, like Premingers family, Mr Fields will relent. Hope lies in that last year it was shown on cable quite often and was available on hulu streaming. Yes, it is far from a great movie, but there is no denying Steigers turn...at once poignant and nasty, very much like the real man, very much like all men. I wonder if this is stopping other maligned bios like THE INCREDIBLE SARAH and CHANEL SOLITAIRE from being released? What a bonus to have met Fields grandson. There was something so Purple Roseish about meeting a legends progeny in a movie theater, only backing up how magical the Thalia was.