$100M Disney Settlement Signals End of Animators' Anti-Poaching Fight

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Disney, Lucasfilm, Pixar and Two Pic MC have finally reached a deal with animators and VFX workers. Movies Movies THR Online Blue Sky Studios DreamWorks Animation Pixar The Walt Disney Company Walt Disney Animation Labor

Judge Certifies Class in Animators' Anti-Poaching Scheme Lawsuit

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Movies Movies THR Online DreamWorks Animation Pixar Walt Disney AnimationVFX workers claim Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks and others conspired to keep wages low by promising not to poach one another's employees. read more. THR, Esq.

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'Lego Movie' Sequels Animator Fires Back at Lawsuit

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Animal Logic Entertainment is countersuing producer Jason Lust for breach of contract and tortious interference. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Producer Sues Animal Logic Over 'Peter Rabbit,' 'Lego Movie' Sequels

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Jason Lust says Animal Logic Entertainment conned him into giving up his intellectual property, according to the lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online The LEGO Movie

DreamWorks Settles Animators' Antipoaching Suit for $50M

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Disney, Lucasfilm and Pixar remain in the fight. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

DreamWorks Animation Beats Securities Lawsuit Over 'Turbo'

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A judge fails to see enough facts supporting allegations that the studio knew of the fraudulent nature of earnings-call statements or acted with deliberate recklessness. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Sony and Blue Sky's $19M Settlement With Animators Gets Preliminary Court Approval

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Approximately 10,000 animation and visual effects workers could share in the settlements. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

'The King's Speech' Threatened With Legal Action Over 'No Animals Harmed' Claim (Exclusive)

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Eriq Gardner The American Humane Association is demanding The Weinstein Company remove the phrase from its credits because it was not given on-set access or copies of the script. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies The King's Speech

Sony and Blue Sky's $18.5M Settlement With Animators Gets Preliminary Court Approval

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Approximately 10,000 animation and visual effects workers could share the settlements. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Disney Files Trademark Lawsuit Over 'Frozen Land' Film

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Phase 4 is alleged to have changed the name of its film to "mimic" Disney''s animated hit. Frozen Walt Disney Animation Business read more. The Business Movies The Walt Disney Company THR Online THR, Esq.

'Zootopia' Lawsuit: Plot Similarities Detailed by Writer Suing Disney

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Goldman who had pitched his franchise idea to the animation powerhouse in 2000 and 2009. Esplanade Pictures sued Disney in March, claiming its film copied the work of writer Gary L. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Hollywood Docket: Monty Python Trial; Shakira's Ex-Boyfriend; 'Animal Practice' Idea Theft?

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A roundup of entertainment law news including resolution of a trademark spat between the Coachella Music Festival and the makers of "Coach" luxury handbags. read more. The Business THR, Esq. Business

Disney Seeks Dismissal of 'Zootopia' Copyright Lawsuit

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The studio tells a judge that its hit animated film is nothing like the one pitched by the writer of "Total Recall." read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

Meet the Folks Suggesting Comcast Should Be Paying More for DreamWorks Animation

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Hint: They have J.D. degrees. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Feds Charge Artist With Fraudulent Attempt to Take Credit for 'Kung Fu Panda'

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According to prosecutors, Jayme Gordon fabricated evidence in a lawsuit against DreamWorks Animation. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Hollywood Docket: 'Spider-Man' Drama Gets Animated (Video)

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Eriq Gardner Entertainment law news including Spain's anti-P2P law and Steve Martin's tweets from jury duty. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business

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Judge Delivers Setback to DreamWorks in 'Kung Fu Panda' Lawsuit

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Kung Fu Panda 2 DreamWorks Animation Business Kung Fu Panda 3The studio behind the blockbuster film can't escape a claim by an artist who says his work was stolen. A judge's ruling might set the stage for a jury trial later this year. read more. Kung Fu Panda Movies THR, Esq.

A History of 'Star Wars' Legal Wars: 'Battlestar Galactica,' 'Star Trek' and Ronald Reagan

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military's anti-ballistic missile system to a pornographic anime, the Empire has a history of striking back. From the nickname for the U.S. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Judge Rules Pixar Top Lawyer's Emails Don't Establish a Criminal Anti-Poaching Scheme

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Visual effects workers suffer a setback in their lawsuit alleging a conspiracy to suppress wages and work opportunities in the animation industry. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Judge Rejects Antitrust Lawsuit Over Studio Antipoaching Pacts

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Sony, Disney and DreamWorks Animation are able to dismiss a class action lawsuit from visual effects workers who alleged being denied better work opportunities via a conspiracy.

Hollywood Docket: Animation Anti-Poaching, Alleged Sexual Abuse on Cher Tour

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'Yu-Gi-Oh!' Creator Terminates U.S. Deal and Sues for Millions of Dollars (Exclusive)

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Eriq Gardner According to the lawsuit, an audit turned up secret deals to defraud Japanese companies of anime profits read more. THR, Esq. Television Television

Lawsuit Over Disney's 'Frozen' Trailer Heats Up After Judge Rejects Dismissal

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The director of an animated short could be headed to trial in her copyright infringement claim. read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Frozen Business

DreamWorks Animation Beats Securities Lawsuit Over 'Turbo'

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Judge fails to seen enough facts supporting allegations that the studio knew of the fraudulent nature of earnings calls statements, or acted with deliberate recklessness. read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Business

Welcome “Animal Rights” Nuts!

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I’m a big animal lover. I hate anyone who hurts animals for amusement. But, there is a wing of the animal rights movement that is populated by tinfoil hat shitheads. Stevens – Protecting Animals no Justification for First Amendment Amputation. They discovered this post: United States v. I welcome them as readers. [.].

Is This the Strangest Michael Jackson-Related Lawsuit Ever?

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Eriq Gardner Man claims he was making an animated film on Michael Jackson's death and that MSNBC interview infringed his copyright on the subject. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Michael Jackson MSNBC

'Cars' Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed in Win for Disney

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Eriq Gardner UK screenwriter claimed animated films were based on his screenplay, but judge finds works dissimilar. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Business Cars 2

'Brave' Trademarks Pose Problems for Disney-Pixar

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A trademark examiner who didn't know about the Disney-Pixar merger and the Atlanta baseball team are two of the problems that Disney faced in the run-up to the Friday release of its new animated film.

Is animal conservation always a good idea?

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Isn’t the point of natural selection to get rid of animals like this? Filed under: misc.

New Media, Mass Animation, HD Shorts

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This fascinating cooperative animation venture could yield many imitators. Tags: Shorts mass animation Shorts HD wiki Among the many new movie ventures going up online, this spiffy site displays HD shorts.

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4 Movies That Every Rep Should (And My Intern Must) See

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See my post on the importance of regularly watching Animal Planet here to learn how animals (including humans) instinctively do this. Good repping is the art of persuading people to agree to your terms. Not all salesmen are lawyers but all good lawyers (and agents) are salesmen.

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MyCase Previews Enhanced Version of Its Mobile App

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Click any image above for a larger view or see an animated view below.) At ABA Techshow last week, MyCase, the cloud-based practice management platform, previewed the new version of its app, which it will be releasing for both iOS and Android devices. link] Continue reading →. The post MyCase Previews Enhanced Version of Its Mobile App appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General Legal Practice Management Software MyCase practice management

Same Picture Post-Election at the Animation Guild

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Business representative Steve Hulett and most incumbents re-elected. Details in my Hollywood Reporter 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.

SAG, Studios Reach Agreement on Basic Cable and Animation

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The deals are similar to the TV/theatrical agreement reached last week. Details: The Hollywood Reporter

EXCLUSIVE: Judge Clears Way For Release of Oscar Contender

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Eriq Gardner Trademark claim over "The Illusionist" won't stop animated film from coming out next month. read more. Movies Movies

Ringling Wins in Court, but Animal Groups Continue to Fight for the Elephants

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On December 30, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued an opinion concluding a nearly 10-year battle between animal welfare organizations and Ringling Bros. Sullivan determined that the animal groups also lacked standing.

Elephant-Rights Documentary Provokes Charge of Idea Theft

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The teenage animal rights activist who starred in 'How I Became an Elephant' is caught in the middle of a lawsuit. read more. Movies THR, Esq

Artist Wins $4 Million Ruling Over TV Show Based on 'Robinson Crusoe'

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The Canadian Supreme Court concludes that a stolen pitch for a children''s animation deserves substantial compensation. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Television Books Business

DreamWorks Animation Wins Big 'Kung Fu Panda' Lawsuit (Exclusive)

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On the verge of a trial, artist Jayme Gordon suddenly withdraws the claim that his work was stolen to make the 2008 blockbuster. read more. The Business Movies THR, Esq. Business Kung Fu Panda 3

HBO Asks Judge to Toss MTV Star's Lawsuit Over 'Entourage' Character 'Johnny Bananas'

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Eriq Gardner A "Real World" star claims that "Entourage" included an animated monkey character that unfairly alluded to his physical and mental state.