Gordon P. Firemark

What are the Rules for Using Music Even Your Own Music in a Podcast – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

VIDEO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: When do you have to blur the faces of people you capture in your videos shot in public places? 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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Gordon P. Firemark, Attorney at Law Receives 2018 Los Angeles Award

Gordon P. Firemark

Press Release. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Gordon P. Firemark, Attorney at Law Receives 2018 Los Angeles Award. Los Angeles Award Program Honors the Achievement. LOS ANGELES October 24, 2018 — Gordon P. Firemark, Attorney at Law has been selected for the 2018 Los Angeles Award in the Attorney category by the Los Angeles Award Program.

Do I Need to Blur Faces in my Videos – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

VIDEO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: When do you have to blur the faces of people you capture in your videos shot in public places? 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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Gordon Firemark named among Best Lawyers in America for third year in a row.

Gordon P. Firemark

For the third year in a row, I have been selected by my peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (2019 edition) for my work in the field of Entertainment Law – Theatre. Obviously, I'm honored, and grateful that I've earned the respect of my fellow attorneys. More information can be found at [link]. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The post Gordon Firemark named among Best Lawyers in America for third year in a row.

Do you need to clear music rights for your social media advertising campaigns? – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

VIDEO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: Do you need to clear music rights for your social-media advertising campaigns? 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 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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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.

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?

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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.

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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Happy Thanksgiving, giving thanks.

Gordon P. Firemark

I want to take a few moments to wish all of my readers, listeners, colleagues, clients and friends, a very happy Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving holiday is a good time to consider all that we are thankful for, and to express that gratitude. Personally, I am blessed with a marvelous family.

What to do about an Agent who isn’t Paying – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. What could you do if your agent is taking too long to get you your money after they’ve been paid. Hi, I’m Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I help you take your career and business in entertainment to the next level.

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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.

Can you use a series of audio clips of famous quotes in your show intro? – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

VIDEO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: Can you use a series of audio clips of famous quotes in your show intro? 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.

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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Is that THE big “O”? – Entertainment Law Update Episode 101

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. Olivia DeHaviland Update – California Supreme Court refuses to revive, so she’s takin’ it to the USSC. JOHNNY DEPP WINS (AKA TERROR FROM THE DEPP). … AND A FLIP FROM GAME OF THRONES. ABS Entertainment Inc. CBS Corp.

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Motorcycles, Satanic Sculptures, and Girl Scouts, Oh My! – Entertainment Law Update Episode 103

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. 9th CIRC. DENIES CBS A REHEARING in Pre ‘72 Recordings Case. AMERICAN AIRLINES LOGO DENIED COPYRIGHT PROTECTION. PSA: MISCHIEF IN THE TRADEMARK SERVERS. STURGIS MOTORCYCLES V RUSHMORE PHOTO & GIFTS.

Using Film Clips – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

VIDEO: ?. link]. TRANSCRIPT: Using film clips in your lecture slides and presentations. 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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Music Modernization, Resale Royalties and more – Entertainment Law Update Episode 102

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. MUSIC MODERNIZATION ACT – Summary Overview. THE AMERICAN ROYALTIES TOO ACT OF 2018 . CALIFORNIA ENACTS STRONGEST NET NEUTRALITY PROTECTIONS IN THE COUNTRY AS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FILES SUIT.

Should you use a release with your podcast guests? – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. Should you use a release form with your podcast guests? Hi, I’m Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I help you take your career and business in entertainment to the next level.

How do you Persuade Your Competitors and Colleagues to Comply with Copyrights and Contract Provisions? – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

VIDEO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: How do you persuade your competitors and colleagues to comply with copyrights and contract provisions?

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].

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Producer vs. Director. 2nd Circuit: “No director copyright”

Gordon P. Firemark

Collaboration Agreement E-book available

Gordon P. Firemark

Do you work on creative projects with others? What should your collaboration agreements include? This FREE ebook lays it all out for you so you can: Protect yourself. Protect your collaborators. Protect your work. Maximize your chances of success.

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.

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.

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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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.

Filming in Public – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. link]. What are the legal risks when you film in places and at events where people will inevitably wind up in the background of your shots?

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Retain Ownership of TV Show – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. Can you make a TV show, and still retain the rights? 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.

Using Quotes from a Book in your Film – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

VIDEO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: Emily wants to know how you get permission to use a quote from a book. Hi I'm entertainment lawyer Gordon Firemark and this is asked and answered where I answer common Entertainment Law questions to help you take your career and business to the next level.

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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.

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When do I need a release from a person in the background of my shot?

Gordon P. Firemark

Do I need a release or contract with every person who appears in the background of my shot? Suppose you’re shooting a scene that takes place in a public place and you’re going to have people crossing in and out of frame in the background of your shot.

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?”

Is Equity Crowdfunding a game changer?

Gordon P. Firemark

Equity Crowdfunding is finally a reality. Almost. In a long-awaited move, on October 30, 2015 the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) finally adopted a set of rules mandated by the 2012 JOBS act.

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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?

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.

New California Ruling changes test for Independent Contractors

Gordon P. Firemark

Are you classifying the people who work for you properly? I work with lots of entrepreneurs and small business owners, and I'm struck by how often people assume that just calling someone an independent contractor is enough to make that the case.

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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.

How do you Persuade Your Competitors and Colleagues to Comply with Copyrights and Contract Provisions? – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

VIDEO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: How do you persuade your competitors and colleagues to comply with copyrights and contract provisions?

Using Celebrity Guests’ Photos to Promote an Interview Show – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. Matt has a question about promoting his podcast episodes with images of his celebrity guests.

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Using a Title that’s Already Taken – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

VIDEO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: John has a question about choosing a title for his film when there's already a film with the same title out there.

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Contracts must prohibit sexual harassment in the entertainment workplace.

Gordon P. Firemark

It's a tragedy that the headline of this story even needed to be written. But it did. Desperately. By now, we've all heard about the truly despicable behavior of some hollywood heavyweights. Men in power abusing that power to take advantage of, demean and humiliate women. And we're learning just how persuasive this kind of thing has been throughout the entertainment industry. Thanks to the courage and tenacity of a handful of prominent women in the business, the dirty little (big?)