Arbitration in Entertainment Contracts: Worth fighting about?

Gordon P. Firemark

Yesterday, the producers secured a victory on this front, with the Court ordering claims to arbitration under Sheen’s contract. Speed.

Why it’s dangerous to rely on free online entertainment law contract forms

Gordon P. Firemark

Boilerplate contracts: 3 Legal Risks. Unfortunately, many contract forms found in books or on the web are simply outdated. Legal Risks.”

Agent defection creates nasty litigation

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Tags: Contracts & Riders Labor Litigation Representation Sports

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How to effectively outsource Business and Legal Affairs work in the Film, Television, Theatre and Media Industries

Gordon P. Firemark

In house counsel have historically “outsourced” litigation to law firms that specialize in the adverserial side of things. Period.

Live Nation Litigation Over Rolling Stones Tour Can Move Forward

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Former Live Nation chairman Michael Cohl says former employer breached contract and damaged his reputation by interfering in negotiations for 50th anniversary Rolling Stones tour. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music

Court details long, strange road to 'Easy Rider' sequel

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Tags: Accounting Contracts & Riders Decisions Roundup Film Litigation

MTV denies woman was drunk in 'Real World' lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Viacom, Tags: Contracts & Riders Defamation Litigation Privacy Television By Eriq Gardner As "The Real World" kicks off its 24th season tonight with a return to New Orleans, the show's producers are fighting back against a woman who claims she was humiliated on the previous Washington D.C. season.

Dr. Dre loses two claims against Death Row for reissuing 'The Chronic'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Tags: Accounting Contracts & Riders Decisions Roundup Litigation Music Right of Publicity Trademark

Woman wants $5 million for being humiliated in 'Real World' house

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Tags: Borat Contracts & Riders Defamation Girls Gone Wild Litigation Television

DMX sues for royalties from jail

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Tags: Accounting Contracts & Riders Copyright Litigation Music

Patrick Dempsey fighting tequila hangover

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Tags: Advertising Celebrity Contracts & Riders Litigation

Appeals court finds no 'Borat' fraud

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Tags: Borat Contracts & Riders Decisions Roundup Litigation

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Jennifer Lopez sex tape update: TRO granted, but this isn't over

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Tags: Celebrity Contracts & Riders Litigation Right of Publicity Sex Tapes

Game developer claims Atari owes $30M on "Dungeons and Dragons"

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Tags: Contracts & Riders Litigation Video Games

Paris Hilton declares Hon. Federico Moreno 'my best judge forever'

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Tags: Celebrity Contracts & Riders Litigation Paris Hilton Talent & Studios

Law student seeks to collect on 'Dateline' $1 million challenge

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Tags: Contracts & Riders Lawyers, Miscellaneous__ Litigation Television

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Cable Network May Proceed with Claims Against Distributor on Theories Beyond Written Contract

New Media and Technology Law

That transactional wave is beginning to spawn a litigation wave, principally over interpretation and application of the pre-existing licenses and contracts between networks and distributors. AT&T Services Oral Agreements Written ContractsRead the full post on our Minding Your Business Blog.

Producer Cathy Konrad says Weinsteins cut her out of 'Scream 4'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

for breach of contract, claiming that "Scream 4" was developed behind her back. Tags: Litigation By Matthew Belloni Producer Cathy Konrad is suing the Weinstein Co. MORE COMING.

Browsewrap Agreement Held Unenforceable – Website Designers Take Note!

New Media and Technology Law

Interestingly, DSG argued that because the plaintiff was an attorney whose former firm handled TCPA cases (including litigation against DSG), he should be charged with knowledge of the terms and arbitration clause.  In Nghiem v Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc. , No. 16-00097 (C.D. citations omitted]. careers, gift cards, find a store, etc.). 

SAG TV/Theatrical Ballots Later Than Expected; SAG Litigation Continues; and More

Digital Media Law

The ballots for SAG’s recently approved TV/theatrical contract won’t be going out until mid to late May, a source tells me, several weeks later than the early May target that the Guild stated as recently as a week or so ago. SAG wants its contract to expire in mid-2011, to synch up with the WGA, AFTRA, and DGA. What next?

Class action claims Disney stiffed financial analysts on overtime

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Thirty-six financial analysts and contract researchers. Tags: Accounting Labor Litigation By Matthew Belloni EXCLUSIVE: Some of the Disney employees who make sure A-list stars get paid accurately by the studio are now suing claiming—yes, you guessed it—that they weren't paid accurately by the studio.

Joel Silver sues Goldman Sachs for $30 million

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Producer Joel Silver today sued Goldman Sachs for breach of contract and fraud, claiming the powerhouse investment bank stiffed him on more. Tags: Litigation By Matthew Belloni EXCLUSIVE: One of Hollywood's most powerful producers is boldly taking on a Wall Street behemoth.

Example of “New Boss” Contracts: The YouTube covenant not to sue

Music Technology Policy

In case you needed some proof, here is an excert from a “New Boss” contract, being Google’s indie publisher license for YouTube (Google’s heavily subsidized and dominant entry into the video and video advertising verticle). Clauses like this define onerous, over reaching and misuse of bargaining position. ”

Jill Scott sued by record label for undelivered albums

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Matthew Belloni R&B superstar Jill Scott was sued this morning by her longtime record label, which is accusing the multi-platinum songstress of skipping out halfway through a six-album contract and potentially owing millions of dollars in damages. The lawsuit, Tags: Litigation Music

Fox News under fire for use of unauthorized footage

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner A New York federal judge has denied Fox News' attempt to dismiss a lawsuit claiming that it breached a contract by continuing to show footage of convicted scam artist Bernie Madoff and his wife on a yacht. Tags: Contracts & Riders Copyright Decisions Roundup Litigation Television

Producer claims Warner Bros. killed his 'Mortal Kombat' film

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Larry Kasanoff's Threshold Entertainment has filed a new breach of contract. Tags: Contracts & Riders Copyright Litigation By Eriq Gardner Now that Warner Bros. is trying to reboot the "Mortal Kombat" franchise, a producer behind the two prior films is fighting mad about being left out.

Producer claims Warner Bros. killed his 'Mortal Kombat' film

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Larry Kasanoff's Threshold Entertainment has filed a new breach of contract. Tags: Contracts & Riders Copyright Litigation By Eriq Gardner Now that Warner Bros. is trying to reboot the "Mortal Kombat" franchise, a producer behind the two prior films is fighting mad about being left out.

How a production company can be both plaintiff and defendant in a lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

But leave it to litigation-happy Hollywood to find a way. Tags: Contracts & Riders Litigation By Eriq Gardner There aren't many lawsuits where a party is listed as both plaintiff and defendant. In a new lawsuit filed in New York Supreme Court, producer Joseph Di.

Activision countersues No Doubt in 'Band Hero' flap

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner Activision Publishing, maker of the hit videogame "Band Hero," is standing up to the band No Doubt with a new countersuit alleging breach of contract. Tags: Contracts & Riders Litigation Right of Publicity Video Games In an answer and counterclaim filed last week, Activision accuses the band.

TLC sues Jon Gosselin for breach of morals clause, exclusivity

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner Jon Gosselin is being sued for failing to meet the obligations of his contract. Tags: Contracts & Riders Litigation Talent & Studios Discovery Talent Services, which secures the services of individuals who appear on Discovery shows like TLC, has filed its lawsuit in Maryland Circuit.

Jan de Bont sues for $1.25 million over pay-or-play snub

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner "Pay-or-play" contracts encourage big names to sign onto a project with the incentive that the talent will be paid regardless of whether the project actually happens. Tags: Contracts & Riders Litigation Talent & Studios Some producers are willing to take that kind of gamble to.

Korean talent agencies hold more power than talent

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

According to The Korea Times, contracts. Tags: Contracts & Riders Government Litigation Talent Agencies Act By Eriq Gardner There's been a wave of client defections at Hollywood agencies lately, as diminishing star salaries have caused talent develop wandering eyes. If things get too rough for agents, there's always Korea.

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: DISNEY/PIXAR DEFEAT COPYRIGHT LAWSUIT

Entertainment Litigation Blog

Tolkien settlement: More than $100 million

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Matthew Belloni and Eriq Gardner Today's resolution of the litigation between New Line Cinema and the estate of author J.R.R. Tags: Accounting Contracts & Riders Dealmaking Litigation Tolkien (right) over “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy is shaping up as one of the biggest profit participation.

WWE's 'Big Show' turns into Big Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

And there's the unscripted drama behind the scenes involving contract disputes and performance agreements. Tags: Contracts & Riders Litigation Talent & Studios By Eriq Gardner World Wrestling Entertainment resembles Hollywood in more ways than one. There's the scripted stagecraft, of course.

Will Miami get to hear LeBron James games on radio?

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Tags: Contracts & Riders Litigation Sports

Will Nickelodeon raise the 'puberty defense' in 'Dora the Explorer' case?

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Tags: Contracts & Riders Litigation Television

Producer claims Donny & Marie Osmond pulled off a Vegas heist

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Tags: Contracts & Riders Litigation

'Deadliest Catch' update: Trio still overboard, clock is ticking

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Tags: Contracts & Riders Litigation

Lionsgate battling 'Saw 3D' distributor

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Tags: Contracts & Riders Film Litigation