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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Johnny Depp's Former Managers Must Reframe Allegations About Actor's Spending, Judge Rules

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A fraud claim against the actor still stands. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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Robert Knepper Accuser Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Actor

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Lawyers for Susan Bertram, a veteran costume supervisor who has worked in Hollywood for nearly three decades, filed a civil complaint against the actor on Wednesday.

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Hughes On Actors As Authors in American Copyright Law @LoyolaLawSchool

Media Law Prof Blog

Justin Hughes, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, is publishing Actors as Authors in American Copyright Law in volume 51 of the Connecticut Law Review (2018).

An Actor's Cautionary Tale: Cancer Diagnosis and a Drawn-Out Battle Over Residuals

Digital Media Law

Actors often complain about late residuals checks, although SAG-AFTRA has cut processing delays lately. But few stories compare to the battle waged by Alex Doe (a pseudonym), a voice actor who was diagnosed with cancer in 2012 and endured a 3-1/2-year residuals runaround from Warner Bros.

Actors Commercials Negotiations Deteriorate

Digital Media Law

Those tactics have left SAG actors with virtually no studio theatrical work since June 30 of last year, no increase in minimum compensation levels for TV work (and the theatrical work that does exist), a dramatically diminished share of pilots, and a panoply of expired contracts in other areas. AFTRA actors are likewise vulnerable, if for no other reason than the fact that most of them are SAG members as well.) Thus, they put the squeeze on actors.

'Glee' Actor Takes Plea Deal on Child Porn Charges

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Mark Salling agreed to register as a sex offender as part of the deal. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

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Actors Union SAG-AFTRA and Industry Postpone Commercials Negotiations

Digital Media Law

SAG-AFTRA and the advertising industry have agreed to postpone their previously-scheduled early negotiations of the union’s commercials agreement, the union announced Saturday. The existing agreement remains in place through March 31, 2013.

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.

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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

Appeals Court Won't Let 'Goodfellas' Actor Have Another Shot at 'Simpsons' Mob Character

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Frank Sivero learns there is no legal recourse to being "Simpsonized." read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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Former Child Actor and Star of “The Sandlot” Arrested

Law of Hollywood Land

On Easter Sunday, Marty York - a child actor who may be best known as Yeah-Yeah in The Sandlot - was arrested after an argument with his girlfriend during which he allegedly hit her. Tags: Domestic Violence Under Arrest assault battery child actor Marty York Mugshot.

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Former Child Actor and Star of “The Sandlot” Arrested

Law of Hollywood Land

On Easter Sunday, Marty York - a child actor who may be best known as Yeah-Yeah in The Sandlot - was arrested after an argument with his girlfriend during which he allegedly hit her. Tags: Domestic Violence Under Arrest assault battery child actor Marty York Mugshot.

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Screen Actors Guild President Calls Actors “Frightened Little Children”

Digital Media Law

In an extraordinary interview with The Wrap , SAG President Alan Rosenberg said that “actors are frightened little children,” and referred to his opponents—a majority of the SAG board—as “liars and manipulators.” Rosenberg also said of himself that “my life sucks,” and then, accompanying himself on guitar, actually sung a plaintive folk song of his own devising, whose lyrics included such lines as “Al and Doug and Doug Allen?, they stand up way too hard.

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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Equity Proposal to Pay Actors Roils Los Angeles 99-Seat Theatre Producers

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Actors Equity Labor Business Paying minimum wage is a non-starter say producers, many of whom are Equity members. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq.

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

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.

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Asked and Answered: Protecting your material when submitting to actors

Gordon P. Firemark

Q: I recently met someone who connects writers to various well-known actors. What steps should I take to protect my script before giving it to this person to pass on to an actor? He is neither an agent or a literary manager, but has worked on several fims in various producing capacities. Should I ask [.].

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Actors Guild Urges Judge to Save Age Censorship Law to Combat Rampant Bias

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

SAG-AFTRA argues in court that ages on IMDb are an "open invitation for casting directors to engage in illegally discriminatory conduct." read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Culture Tech Business THR Online

Donald Trump Escapes FEC Punishment Over Paid Actors at Presidential Announcement

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

His campaign would later admit paying $12,000, but given the "modest" amount, the FEC is exercising discretion and dismissing a complaint he violated reporting rules. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business THR Online

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Tom Carpenter leaves SAG-AFTRA, joins Actors’ Equity as General Counsel

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The union’s chief labor counsel departs for a legal and executive role at Actors Equity – further consolidating the power of former SAG staff in the merged union’s executive ranks. Actors Equity SAG-AFTRA Labor Business

Actors' Unions Reach Deal With AMPTP

Digital Media Law

SAG/AFTRA tentative agreement includes 2% annual wage bumps and 1.5% P&H increase. Details in 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.

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'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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Actors want money from 'America's Most Wanted'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner Has any "America's Most Wanted" viewer ever stopped to ask whether the actors portraying serial rapists and bank robbers studied Method? Allegedly, the producers of the long-running Fox show gave these actors short-thrift as well. Probably not.

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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

'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

Jonathan Hicks, Journalist and Actor, Dies

Media Law Prof Blog

Jonathan Hicks, a former reporter for the New York Times, who left to became a fellow at the DuBois Bunche Center for Public Policy and a reporter at BET.com, has died of pancreatic cancer. In addition to his long career

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Marlon Wayans Beats Actor's Lawsuit Over Offensive Tweet

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A judge decides that an actor''s improvisation is part of the creative process read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Tech Business

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Porn Actor Cum Math Tutor Loses First Amendment Case

The Legal Satyricon

David Mech was once known as “Dave Pounder,” a porn actor. This is sort of a sad story. I do not know him personally, but everything I can find out about him suggests that he is a pretty smart guy. example) He has a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, a master’s degree from Arizona […].

'Criminal Minds' Actor Thomas Gibson Sued Over Manager's Commissions

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Frontline''s Craig Dorfman demands 10 percent of the actor''s $4.8 million annual salary for the CBS series read more. THR Online THR, Esq. Television 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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Women of Color As IP Actors

Media Law Prof Blog

Toni Lester, Babson College, has published Oprah, Beyoncé, and the Girls Who 'Run the World' – Are Black Female Cultural Producers Gaining Ground in Intellectual Property Law? at 15 Wake Forest Journal of Intellectual Property Law 1 (2015). Here is

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

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SAG-AFTRA Wants to Become a Defendant in Lawsuit Over Actors' Ages on IMDb

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The guild asks to intervene and raises concern about California's defense of a new law in the face of the tech industry's might. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Tech Business THR Online Labor

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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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'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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Actors Guild Gets Behind Copyrights for Some Performers

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

With nods to the many actors who played "Batman" and the actress who plays many roles on "Orphan Black," the guild weighs in on a controversial case before a federal appeals court read more.

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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

Judge Rules California Fund Doesn't Have to Defend Porn Studio from Actors' HIV Suits

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Whether Cybernet intentionally or otherwise caused injuries, the Kink.com owner can't get insurance coverage. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

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Universal Sued By 'Frankenstein' Actor's Heirs

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Seventy years ago, Lon Chaney Jr. was the face of Universal''s horror movies. Now, he''s dead, but his family is looking to spook up a million dollars. read more. The Business Movies THR, Esq. Business

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'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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