More about filming the audience.

Gordon P. Firemark

But still most companies wouldn’t do it that way, they would insist on getting an extra release from each and every person there.

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How (and why) to set up a special purpose production entity for your film or show

Gordon P. Firemark

In the fields of independent film and theatre, the use of Special Purpose Entities is very common. Entertainment Law Film Finance Theatre law

Should you have a loan-out company for your work in entertainment?

Gordon P. Firemark

I’m frequently called upon by clients to form a so-called “Loan-Out company” for them. What is a Loan-Out company?

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'Midnight Rider' Producer Claims Insurance Company "Sabotaged" Film

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Anne Hathaway Lizard Film Under 'Godzilla' Attack in New Lawsuit (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The Japanese rightsholders Toho want to stomp out the monster film 'Colossal' from Voltage Pictures. read more. THR, Esq.

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Disney Files Trademark Lawsuit Over 'Frozen Land' Film

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Phase 4 is alleged to have changed the name of its film to "mimic" Disney''s animated hit. read more. Frozen Walt Disney Animation Business

Disney Sued for Billions Over 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Films

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The Business Movies The Walt Disney Company THR, Esq. read more. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Business

Ted Field Claims His Film Company Was Stolen, Forced Into Bankruptcy

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner The millionaire media mogul alleges in outrageous detail how Radar Pictures was duped by several individuals claiming to be film finance experts. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business Radar Pictures

Reese Witherspoon Film Dropout Lawsuit Reaches Settlement

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

When Witherspoon exited a role, a vitamin company planning to promote its products in the film sued. read more. THR, Esq.

'Butterfly Effect' Production Company Sued For Failing to Share Film's Profits

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Film Company Suing Thousands of Pirates Might Have A Big Problem (Exclusive)

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Eriq Gardner Was one of the largest copyright lawsuits in California history filed over a film the plaintiff doesn't own? read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies

David Bergstein Wins in Court As Judge Refuses to Give Control of Film Companies to Trustee

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

edit@hollywoodreporter.com (Alex Ben Block) Ronald Durkin can re-file for consolidation, but it must be done on a company by company basis, and not as group of entities, which includes ThinkFilm and Capital Film. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business David Bergstein

Weinstein Co. Sues Kevin Williamson Over Rights to Film Project

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Movies Movies Kevin Williamson The Weinstein Company Screamread more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq.

Film Producer Sues Goldman Sachs, Alliance Films Over Six Movies

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Eriq Gardner Canada's top indie film companies are in a court battle over critically acclaimed films. The U.S. read more.

BMG Sues Radar Pictures for Fraud Over Film Slate Claims

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read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

Relativity's Ryan Kavanaugh Sued For "Delayed" Payment to Film Backer

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A company that loaned Relativity funds for distribution says the mogul owes $7.5 million. read more. THR, Esq.

Asked & Answered – Can I use another film’s title or scenes in my screenplay?

Gordon P. Firemark

These films are an integral part. The answer is pretty much the same for the clip from one of the films. Hey, do me a favor.

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Director of Nina Simone Film Sues Over Production Company's Hijacking (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Cynthia Mort says she spent years preparing "Nina" only to have producers ruin her vision. read more. Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Business

Japanese Superhero Caught in Film, YouTube Rights Dispute

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Two Japanese companies duel over who owns Ultraman outside his country of origin. read more. THR, Esq.

Hollywood Docket: Floyd Mayweather, Showtime Sue to Preempt Pirate Streaming

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Plus settlements over a death on a Discovery Channel show and the rights to the Sherlock film 'Mr. Holmes.' read more. THR, Esq.

Transitioning from Kickstarting to Company Starting

Gordon P. Firemark

For those looking to create an independent film, theater production, video game, or other creative project, sites like this have opened up new opportunities for reaching out to the public to raise money. In contrast to the contribution model, an equity funding model raises money by selling equity shares in a project or company.

Marvel Sued by Luggage Company Over 'Avengers' Box Set Packaging

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

German company says the Disney-owned studio has replicated its "impervious" attaché case used by Samuel L. Jackson in the film. THR, Esq.

Hasbro Sues to Stop Warner Bros. 'Dungeons and Dragons' Film (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The toy company says it owns rights to make a sequel to the 2000 film based on the successful property read more. The Business Movies Warner Bros. THR, Esq. Business

French Production Company Fined $46 Million for Failing to Distribute Spike Lee's Miracle at St. Anna

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read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Spike Lee International

Ava DuVernay's Company Sued in Dispute Over Documentary's Awards Run

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A documentarian says the company didn’t submit his film for awards as agreed — and now won't stop claiming rights. read more. THR, Esq.

What is an “Accredited Investor”? Why you should care.

Gordon P. Firemark

Firemark - Theatre, Film, TV & New Media. Securities Registration and Exemptions. ” What is an Accredited Investor?

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The MTP Interview: Indie Film Maker Ellen Seidler on how US companies profit from piracy on rogue websites

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All told we’ve spent about $250,000 on the film. MTP: When you produced the film, did it occur to you that your film would be stolen? 

Harlem Nun Sues Disney, Sony Claiming They Stole 'Sister Act'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Delois Blakely, "Harlem's Queen Mother," claims her autobiography was the inspiration for the film and stage musical. read more.

Is Equity Crowdfunding a game changer?

Gordon P. Firemark

Firemark - Los Angeles Entertainment Lawyers - Theatre, Film, TV & New Media. Entertainment Law Film Finance Theatre lawAlmost.

Disney Knocks Out 'Frozen Land' Film By Settling Lawsuit

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The company scores a successful outcome in a trademark dispute. The Business Phase 4 Films Movies The Walt Disney Company THR Online THR, Esq.

CLIENT ALERT! – California Business Organizations – Changes in the Law

Gordon P. Firemark

The new rules may require that existing companies update their governing documents to ensure that their operations are not affected by these changes.

'Motor City' Producers Face Lawsuits from Gerard Butler, Film Financier

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Film Academy Targets GoDaddy Founder As Legal Fight Heats Up (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner GoDaddy's support -- and subsequent withdrawal of support -- of an anti-piracy bill has been controversial and befuddling. read more.

'Lost' Beatles Film: Sony Music Aims to Stop Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A film company is suing for $100 million after its plans for a nationwide release of a 1964 concert documentary got interrupted.

Update on status of Jobs Act revisions to Regulation D, Rule 506 securities offerings

Gordon P. Firemark

If you’re planning a film project in 2013, you won’t want to miss our Film Finance Bootcamp.

Graphic Artist Takes Film Studio to Court for Logo Theft (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner If there's anything that one figures a movie company to rightfully own without question, it's the company logo, right? Millennium Films is now facing allegations it has stolen its logo from a graphic artist. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies

Harvey Weinstein Denied First Attempt to Halt 'Hobbit' Arbitration

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The Business Miramax Films Movies THR Online THR, Esq. read more.

Sony's Adam Sandler Candy Land Film Threatened In Lawsuit (Exclusive)

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Hasbro is taken to court by a company that created characters for the popular board game. read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq.

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Marvel Sued by Luggage Company Over 'Avengers' Box Set Packaging

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

German company says the Disney-owned studio has replicated its "impervious" attaché case used by Samuel L. Jackson in the film.

Italian film mogul wins $14M tentative decision in battle with '300' producer

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Matthew Belloni Italian film producer Vittorio Cecchi Gori has won a tentative award of almost $14 million from a former executive at his company who was accused of usurping resources to benefit his own producing career. Here's the full.