Gordon P. Firemark

How To Get Permission to Use a Song in a Film or Video – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. Music Rights – How do you get permission to use a song in your video or film?

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Featuring real people in a fictional work – Entertainment Law Asked and Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: www.firemark.com. Fair Use – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlIXcqnVM50. v=DlIXcqnVM50. Can you mention famous people in your book, play or movie?

Is it ok to offer screen credit? – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: www.firemark.com. Blake is wondering about whether he can promise a producer credit to someone in exchange for bringing in some talent to a project. Hi, I’m entertainment lawyer Gordon Firemark.

Using Film Clips in Movie Reviews – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered SaveApply changes

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: www.firemark.com. Brief Explanation of Fair Use. YouTube’s Strike Policy. Tim wrote in with a question about his movie reviews channel on YouTube.

Entertainment Law Asked & Answered – Model Release

Gordon P. Firemark

In this Asked & Answered video, I answer questions about Model Release. In this installment of Asked and Answered, I’ll explain the rules for taking and using photographs or footage of people in your blog, videos, and other media.

Can I Name my Characters after Famous Characters from Old Book – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: www.firemark.com. Will you get in trouble if you name your characters after famous characters from an older book or film?

When is a Parody a Parody? – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: www.firemark.com. When is a parody a parody? Hi, I’m Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your burning entertainment law questions, so you can take your career and business to the next level.

Is Copyright Registration Required Before Licensing – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: www.firemark.com. Does a song have to be registered with the copyright office before you can obtain a license to use it in your film or other project?

Is copyright getting tougher? – Episode 78

Gordon P. Firemark

The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update , is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Show notes are located at [link]. Here’s what we talked about… Lindsay Lohan Loses.

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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. Just as frequently, they don’t really understand the purpose of Loan-Out, how it will operate, or even whether it’s actually a good idea, given their circumstances.

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Entertainment Law Asked & Answered – Does an Actor’s Agent have an Obligation to Tell the Actor about all Job Offers?

Gordon P. Firemark

In this Asked & Answered video, I answer a common question if an actor’s agent have an obligation to tell the actor about all job offers. Does an actor’s agent have an obligation to tell the actor about all job offers?

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More about filming the audience.

Gordon P. Firemark

In this Asked & Answered video, I answer some follow up questions from last week’s topic.

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How to Get a Trademark for My Logo and Brand Name – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. How to get a trademark for my logo and brand name. I’m entertainment business attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is asked and answered, where I answer your questions so you can take your career and business to the next level. Stick around for my response.

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Favored Nations – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: www.firemark.com. Blog Reader “Bob” wrote in with the question about what sometimes referred to as a favored nations cause. I’m Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered. My answer is just a minute away.

Entertainment Law Asked & Answered – Licensing Music For Kids Performance School

Gordon P. Firemark

TRANSCRIPT: www.firemark.com. Entertainment Law Asked & Answered – Grand Rights and Sound Recordings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9ZVN8HT4uo. v=N9ZVN8HT4uo.

Buck Rogers, Darfour Refugees, Thai Math Professors and more – Entertainment Law Update Podcast 73

Gordon P. Firemark

The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update , is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Show notes are located at [link].

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Actor Liability for Content – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. Can an actor or voice artist be liable for performing scenes or quotes from existing plays, movies and TV shows?

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The importance of “Court approval” of a minor’s contracts.

Gordon P. Firemark

So, you’re producing a project that features some kids in some key roles. You spend a small fortune developing the project. You hold auditions, and eventually find the perfect kids to star in the piece.

Fair Use: Presidential Debate Footage – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. Paul has a question about using clips from a presidential debate from years ago on his radio show.

Entertainment Law Asked & Answered – Do I Need a Release from My Podcast Guest

Gordon P. Firemark

In this Asked & Answered video, I answer questions if do you need a release from your podcast guest. One of the most common questions I get from new media producers, especially podcasters, is “do I really need to get a release from every person I interview on my show?”

Consent Decrees, Sex Tapes, Klingons and Nude Scenes – ELU #72

Gordon P. Firemark

The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update , is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Show notes are located at [link]. Here’s what we talked about… 100 Percent Licensing: U.S.

Location Releases – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. George writes in with a question about location releases and permissions. I’m Gordon Firemark and this is asked and answered where entertainment law questions so you can take your career and business to the next level. So, here’s George’s question: I am a filmmaker and have permission from a tribute band to film them at a concert in a theater in Connecticut.

The unreasonable expansion of the Right of First Refusal Clause in entertainment contracts.

Gordon P. Firemark

The unreasonable expansion of the Right of First Refusal Clause in entertainment contracts. After practicing entertainment law for nearly 25 years, I’ve noticed a disconcerting trend in deals with major studios and networks.

Interview Releases – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: www.firemark.com. Do you need permission to write a book based on your interviews with public figures?

Asked and Answered:Appearance Releases. Why you might not need one, and why you should get it anyway.

Gordon P. Firemark

In this Asked & Answered video, I answer a question about whether we need appearance releases when shooting documentaries or more commercially oriented stuff. Jamie is a documentary filmmaker who called to ask me about the need for appearance releases.

Which Country’s Law – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: www.firemark.com. Carlos wrote in with a question about which country’s law will apply to his film.

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Entertainment Law Asked & Answered – Copyright Renewals?

Gordon P. Firemark

TRANSCRIPT: www.firemark.com. A reader wrote in with a question about whether copyrights need to be renewed. Hi, I’m attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level.

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Learn copyright law basics from a comic book!?

Gordon P. Firemark

A copyright law comic book? One of my clients just kindly pointed me to a link for a cool little project coming out of Duke University. It's a comic book style presentation of copyright law basics, and it's worth a look.

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Posting Cover Videos of Songs – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. Can you cover a song and post a video of it on your YouTube or Facebook?

Podcasting the Law… of Podcasting – Episode 79

Gordon P. Firemark

The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update , is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Show notes are located at [link].

Can You Use Real Places Names in a Story that is Fictional but Inspired in a News Article?

Gordon P. Firemark

TRANSCRIPT: www.firemark.com. Can you use real place names and businesses in a story that’s fiction, but inspired by a news article or report?

Rights of Publicity and Privacy in True Crime Stories – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. Tom has a terrific question about recounting a true-crime story from long ago… Hi, I’m attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level.

Taxing Dead Celebs, Fee Shifting in Copyright Cases and Red Flag Knowledge – ELU 75

Gordon P. Firemark

The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update , is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Show notes are located at [link].

Using Film Clips in Movie Reviews – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: www.firemark.com. Brief Explanation of Fair Use. YouTube’s Strike Policy. Tim wrote in with a question about his movie reviews channel on YouTube.

The end is near…

Gordon P. Firemark

That is the time you have remaining… Until the end of the year, that is. October, and the beginning of the 4th Quarter of 2016 is upon us, and before you know it, we’ll be into the Holiday season, and scrambling to get our business wrapped up for the year.

Stairway to Heaven, Copyright Small Claims, Tattoo T-Shirt & DOJ Ruling – Episode 76

Gordon P. Firemark

The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update , is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Show notes are located at [link].

Puzzle Cases and Puzzling rulings – Episode 77

Gordon P. Firemark

The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update , is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Show notes are located at [link].

Music Rights in Video of Play – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. Scott asks a tricky question about music rights for video of a stage production… Hi, I’m attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level.

Trademark for Album Titles – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. Should you register a trademark for your album title? Hi, I’m attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level.

How do I Know Whether an Offer is a Good One – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. Amin wrote in with a question about how to evaluate a film option that’s been offered. I’m Entertainment Lawyer Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your questions about the business, so you can take things to the next level.