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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Actor Liability for Content – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

Can an actor or voice artist be liable for performing scenes or quotes from existing plays, movies and TV shows? The post Actor Liability for Content – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered originally appeared on Entertainment Law Offices of Gordon P. AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link].

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Porn Actors' HIV Lawsuits Aren't Covered, Insurer Says

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The insurer argues that it has already paid "appropriate medical expenses" related to the claims. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Culture THR Online

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'Criminal Minds' Actor Thomas Gibson Suffers Defeat in Fight Over Ex-Manager's Commissions

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

California Labor Commissioner determines that Frontline's Craig Dorfman didn't illegally procure work for the actor. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

California Defends IMDb's Challenge to Actor Age Censorship Law

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The state argues the law is a valid regulation of contracts. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Tech Business THR Online

IMDb Asks Court to Prohibit Enforcement of Actor Age Censorship Law

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"Without relief from this unconstitutional law, IMDb must choose between risking civil liability or engaging in self-censorship," states the motion. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

'Office Space' Actor Loses Lawsuit Over 'Flair'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The waiter in the film alleged that his face was used on merchandise without his consent. read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Business

IMDb Sues to Invalidate California's Actor Age Censorship Law

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"Rather than passing laws designed to address the root problem of age discrimination, the State of California has chosen to chill free speech and undermine public access to factual information," states the complaint. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

'Goodfellas' Actor Loses $250M Lawsuit Against Fox Over 'Simpsons' Mob Character

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A California judge dismissed Frank Sivero's claims in a hearing Thursday. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Home Movies Television Business THR Online Fox Broadcasting Corporation The Simpsons

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'Happy Days' Actors Win Key Ruling in CBS Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Barring any settlement, former cast-members will face off against CBS on July 17 over money from DVD releases of the comedy series. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business CBS

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Actress Suing IMDb Plans to Have Nine Other Actors Testify at Trial

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Next month, Huong Hoang will seek an order that would require IMDb to remove the birth dates of performers upon request. read more. The Business Movies THR, Esq. IMDB Business

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'Goodfellas’ Actor Loses $250-Million Lawsuit Against Fox Over ‘Simpsons’ Mob Character

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A California judge dismissed Frank Sivero's claims in a hearing Thursday. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Home Movies Television Business THR Online Fox Broadcasting Corporation The Simpsons

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'Goodfellas’ Actor’ Loses $250-Million Lawsuit Against Fox Over ‘Simpsons’ Mob Character

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A California judge dismissed Frank Sivero's claims in a hearing Thursday. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Home Movies Television Business THR Online Fox Broadcasting Corporation The Simpsons

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'Office Space' Actor Sues Over Publisher's 'Book of Flair'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Todd Duffey, who played Chotchkie's Waiter, is fighting over buttons that he says illicitly used his face. read more. Jennifer Aniston Movies THR, Esq

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'L.A. Law' Actor Corbin Bernsen Sues Legal Marketing Firm For Divorcing Him

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner The actor most famous as Arnie Becker claims he's due more than $668,000 after a company that needed a spokesperson for legal marketing services allegedly breached an agreement with him.

Actor detained at Oscars isn't done ripping Academy

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Matthew Belloni We reported on Friday that actor Michael Avmen had filed an interesting $50 million false imprisonment lawsuit against the motion picture academy for being detained for hours outside the Oscars in March. The Academy responded in part.

Child Actors Win Appeal Claiming Bank of America Illegally Charged Fees

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The court ruled the bank violated the 1938 Coogan Law by deducting monthly service fees and other charges from the performers' accounts. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online Charlie Chaplin

'Hatfields & McCoys' Actor Sues Claiming Horse Neglect Led to Injury

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Thomas McKay, who played Jim McCoy, says he was wasn''t properly trained and was made to ride a sick horse that threw him while on location in Romania -- then the insurers stopped paying medical bills. read more. THR Online THR, Esq. Hatfields & McCoys Television

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Canadian Talent Consultant Charged in Alleged Actor Visa Scam

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Andrew Boryski is charged with 32 counts; “this suspect, who’s an aspiring actor himself, has landed a role in a real life crime drama” says a federal agent. read more. The Business THR, Esq. Labor Business

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Johnny Depp's Inner Circle Emails Made Public Amid Legal Fight

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Joel Mandel wants to subpoena the actor's attorney Jake Bloom and his ex-agent Tracey Jacobs. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Johnny Depp

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Actor wants $50 mil from Academy for being 'imprisoned' at the Oscars

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Matthew Belloni An actor who was denied entrance to the Oscars last month has sued the Academy for false imprisonment, claiming he and his wife were detained for hours without their consent. Michael Avila, whose IMDb profile says he.

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Canadian Talent Consultant Charged in Alleged Actor Visa Scam

Digital Media Law

Actor Andrew Boryski was charged with multiple criminal counts for cheating aspiring actors out of thousands of dollars in an immigration visa scam, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office said Thursday in a press release. Boryski is charged with 32 counts; “this suspect, who’s an aspiring actor himself, has landed a role in a real life crime drama” says a federal agent. Normal. false. false. false.

'Christmas Story' Actor Drops Lawsuit Against Warner Bros.

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner The Farkus bully in the movie sued over figurines that allegedly showed his face. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business

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'Hatfields & McCoys' Actor Claims Horse Neglect on Set Led to His Injuries

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Thomas McKay, who played Jim McCoy, says he was wasn''t properly trained and was made to ride a sick horse that threw him while on location in Romania -- then the insurers stopped paying medical bills. read more. THR Online THR, Esq. Hatfields & McCoys Television

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New Zealand actors split on 'Hobbit' stance

Digital Media Law

Some fear guilds' unionization stand will drive out production. For details: my THR piece. ———————. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” due out next month. Subscribe to my blog ( jhandel.com ) for more about entertainment law and digital media law. Check out my residuals chart there too. Go to the blog itself to subscribe via RSS or email. Or, follow me on Twitter , friend me on Facebook , or subscribe to my Forbes.com or Huffington Post articles.

Hollywood Docket: 'Harry Potter' plagiarism case continues; Actor subpoenas Twitter for source of STD rumor

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Harry Potter,' 'The First 48' and more! read more. Movies Movies Television

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Alan Thicke's Sons Claim His Wife Threatened Them With Bad Press to Get More of His Estate

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The actor's sons say they have no choice but to protect their father's legacy from the "avarice and overreaching" of his thid wife. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online Alan Thicke

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Feds Look to Seize 'Dumb and Dumber To' Rights and Leonardo DiCaprio's Art

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The actor has already turned over a Marlon Brando Oscar. The government asserts that funding for Red Granite films came from stolen Malaysian funds and that Leonardo DiCaprio was gifted artwork purchased with embezzled money. read more. THR, Esq.

'Titanic' Actor Sues For Back Pay

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Vi Jay says he was paid as an extra even though should have received the more lucrative SAG rate and royalties. read more. Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Titanic Business James Cameron

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Actor Sues 'Lone Survivor' Producers for $1.2 Million After Role Cut

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Dan Bilzerian says he loaned the production $1 million in exchange for at least eight minutes of screen time and 80 words of dialogue, but appears in the film for less than one minute. read more. The Business Lone Survivor Movies THR, Esq. Business

New Service Launches to Pay Union Bonds (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Actors Equity SAG-AFTRA Labor Business IATSE For a fee, BondIt will front the security deposit required by SAG-AFTRA and other unions, relieving a cash flow problem that confronts independent productions. read more. The Business DGA Movies THR Online THR, Esq.

'Back to the Future II" from a Legal Perspective: Unintentionally Visionary

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The inside story of Crispin Glover's lawsuit over George McFly: Was an actor hired to mimic another actor playing a character? read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Television Tech Business THR Online

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Sylvester Stallone Suing Warner Bros. for Fraud and "Dishonesty"

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The actor claims that the studio intentionally concealed 'Demolition Man' profits and is seeking to "end" bad accounting practices on Warners' part "for all talent."

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Attorney Ordered to Identify Dead Client Who Taunted James Woods on Twitter

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The actor moves forward in a lawsuit over a "cocaine addict" tweet. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Movies Television Tech Business THR Online

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Jeep Faces $5M Class Action Lawsuit After Anton Yelchin's Death

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The lawsuit claims a "dangerously defective" gear shifter has caused more than 300 incidents, including the actor's death. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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Why the 'Christmas Story' Child Actor Sued Warner Bros. Over Figurines

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Former 'A Christmas Story' child star sues Warner Bros. over allegedly misappropriating his likeness in merchandise. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies

TMZ, Facing Jared Leto in Court, Turns Around and Sues a Source

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A videographer taped the actor cursing Taylor Swift, then leaked it to the celebrity news site. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Music Business THR Online

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NBCUniversal Sued by 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Extra Who Says He Was Taunted by Caterer

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The actor says he wasn't served because of his race. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

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Johnny Depp Has a "Clear and Epic" Sense of Entitlement, Ex-Managers Say

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

In an amended complaint, the ex-managers claim the actor wears an earpiece on set and pays someone to feed him lines so he doesn't have to memorize them.

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Jared Leto Aims to Save Lawsuit Against TMZ Over Video Posting

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The actor and musician disputes the contention he doesn't own the video where he curses Taylor Swift. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Music Business THR Online

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