Sentencing delayed for LA film producers

Sentencing has been delayed for a Los Angeles film-making couple who bribed Thai officials so they could run the Bangkok International Film Festival.

Gerald and Patricia Green each could face more than 20 years in prison when they are sentenced April 29. The pair were convicted in September on conspiracy and money laundering charges. They were initially scheduled for sentencing on Thursday afternoon.

Prosecutors say the Greens paid a former Thai tourism official about $1.8 million to secure the Bangkok film festival and tourism-related deals between 2002 and 2007. The couple's defense attorneys contend their clients didn't bribe anyone.

The Greens are the first entertainment industry figures who have been convicted under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Gerald Green's credits include "Salvador," and "Rescue Dawn."

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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