BAFTA Britannia Awards: Stars Talk Awards Show, Honoree Amy Schumer on Red Carpet

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Awards Movies Television Awards THR Online Orlando Bloom Adam McKay Amy Schumer Harrison Ford James Corden Meryl Streep Nigel Lythgoe Britannia Awards“I love British humor, but I’ve never thought I had a British type of humor.

Brand Sponsored Piracy and Award Shows: British Airways Delivers the ultimate insult to Adele

Music Technology Policy

Adding Insult to Injury: Brands that Advertise on Awards Shows and on Pirate Sites. In a recent post, How We Could Really “Thank the @goldenglobes”, @nbc, @tinafey123 and Amy Poehler: Should creator awards shows refuse ads from brands that sponsor piracy?

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Lawsuit Claims Proctor & Gamble Ruined CBS Awards Show Honoring 'Heroes'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner The awards ceremony honoring military, law enforcement and firefighters was to be an annual Memorial Day televised event, but advertiser allegedly wanted to turn it into a "typical" entertainment industry show. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business CBS

How We Could Really “Thank the @goldenglobes”, @nbc, @tinafey123 and Amy Poehler: Should creator awards shows refuse ads from brands that sponsor piracy?

Music Technology Policy

The Golden Globes will kick off award season tonight, and I’ll be watching to see who wins but also for something else–who sponsors. Watch Award Shows does not appear to be an NBC affiliate–got that out with a straight face.

SAG A-List Blacklist

Digital Media Law

This time, the culprit is an email being circulated that advocates a No vote on awards for stars who oppose a strike authorization. The email urges SAG members not to vote for those stars in the upcoming SAG awards, for which they’ve been nominated. The Guild’s Awards Show Committee stated that the SAG Awards have “always been and will always remain non-political,” and added that it was “unfortunate that a few people have chosen to attempt to politicize” the awards.

HFPA Files Appeal in Golden Globe Case, Delaying Trial

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The second phase of the case over the rights to broadcast the popular awards show is now on hold until there is a ruling - which should occur around 18 months from now.

Ashley Madison dating service shows more strength

The Legal Satyricon

Now it has thrown down an undisclosed sum to sponsor the 2011 AVN Awards Show. The AVN awards show, viewed by more than two million [.]. DeVoy I previously wrote about Ashley Madison‘s growth in Toronto, which alone contributes more than 12,000 women married for less than three years to the site’s total membership.

Golden Globe Winner Adele Exploited by American Express, AT&T, British Airways, Target and Nissan

Music Technology Policy

So we thought we'd take a look and see which brands are advertising on both the Golden Globes Awards Show and also on the pirate sites giving away the song that had just won the award. Should these brands be allowed to advertise on other award shows

Golden Globes Players Settle Long-Running Legal War (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

UPDATED: The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Dick Clark Productions have reached a deal to end the nearly 4-year-old litigation over who controls rights to produce the annual awards show.

Why does Hollywood need a special party-crasher law?

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

What the state really needs is a new law targeting people who sneak into Hollywood awards shows. By Matthew Belloni Good thing California doesn't have real problems. Forget crime or budget deficits or health care. That's exactly what California lawmakers.

Would Alyssa Milano hire this man as her lawyer? (video)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Roaming a red carpet at an awards show probably isn't the best way for a young lawyer to sign clients. But meet Sam Goldberg, a former child actor turned radio host turned "Mr. Law School." Apparently, he received training on.

Fight Arson With Fire: Brand Sponsored Piracy Artist Rights Campaign

Music Technology Policy

After watching advertising on the SAG Awards, we find still more brands like British Airways that advertise on awards shows targeted at their key demo. At the same time, the very moment that they are advertising on awards shows that celebrate creators, these brands push their wares on sites that steal from those very creators the brands supposedly celebrate.

The Shameful Embrace of Sean Spicer at the Emmys - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"I’m an awards-show geek who usually spends the morning after the Emmys or Oscars nattering about who was unjustly robbed, who was unwisely dressed and whether it’s a felony in Hollywood to consume more than 300 calories a meal, because it sure looks that way.

No Strike Waivers For TV Yet But Web Start Ups Tempt Writers

DealFatigue

Awards shows present a high profile opportunity to make an adverse and very public impact on the quality of these telecasts. Variety’s Dave McNary reported that the WGA rejected requests for strike waivers by the Golden Globes and Oscar telecasts today.

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No Strike Waivers For TV Yet But Web Start Ups Tempt Writers

DealFatigue

Awards shows present a high profile opportunity to make an adverse and very public impact on the quality of these telecasts. Variety’s Dave McNary reported that the WGA rejected requests for strike waivers by the Golden Globes and Oscar telecasts today.

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No Strike Waivers For TV Yet But Web Start Ups Tempt Writers

DealFatigue

Awards shows present a high profile opportunity to make an adverse and very public impact on the quality of these telecasts. Variety’s Dave McNary reported that the WGA rejected requests for strike waivers by the Golden Globes and Oscar telecasts today.

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Awards Watch: Editors Nominations

Thompson On Hollywood

The Editors will announce winners at their awards show on February 15. Tags: Awards Season Batman Brian Grazer Documentaries Oscars Wall-E awards season Curious Case of Benjamin Button Dark Knight Editors Frost/Nixon Milk Oscars Slumdog Millionaire Wall-E

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13 Years Ago at the Last Houston Super Bowl – Janet Jackson’s Impact on FCC Indecency Rules

Broadcast Law Blog

The Super Bowl incident, as well as various other instances of “fleeting expletives” that slipped out during TV awards shows, led to numerous FCC fines in the early 2000s, and a long string of court appeals thereafter. With the Super Bowl soon to kick off in Houston, the New York Times just ran a story ( here ) recalling that during the last Super Bowl held in Houston, the notorious “wardrobe malfunction” occurred.

MTV Movie Awards: Twilight, Bruno vs. Eminem

Thompson On Hollywood

The MTV Movie Awards, hosted by Andy Samberg, were the usual lackluster, pseudo-hip, mainstream youth alternative to the Oscars--and huge Hollywood marketing opportunity. Check the video: Bruno And Eminem Get Intimate - MTV Movie Awards by TheDlisted. MTV Generation Award: Ben Stiller.

SAG Awards: Impressions from the Red Carpet

Digital Media Law

The SAG Awards sparkled. But Alec Baldwin ( 30 Rock ) did pause for a moment: He picked up an award later that evening for male actor in a comedy series. Meanwhile, the unofficial award for cutest kids went to the ones playing adman Don Draper’s children in Mad Men.

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“Kanye West Hates Talented People”

JetLawBlog

Hence, not even I was immune to noticing this week’s MTV Video Music Awards and the scene created when Kanye West jumped on stage during Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech, stole the microphone, and proceeded to make a complete jerk of himself.

Opinion | Michelle Obama’s Rules of Assimilation - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

The most notable accomplishment of her memoir is that she shows how being consciously black and being an individual are not incompatible, but an ordinary state of being. That would be much more meaningful than any feel-good awards-show speech about the “unifying power of music.”

The Negotiation Culture: The Approach That (Might Have) Resolved The Strike

DealFatigue

The bigger the show of resolve, the faster the CEOs will dispatch Counter. As of this writing, news outlets are cautiously optimistic that striking writers will be able to close a deal with the AMPTP within the next few days. But what broke the impasse? Writers’ dwindling bank accounts?

The Piracy-Pandora Connection: Can the Super Bowl, Oscars and Grammys Move the Needle on Brand Supported Piracy?

Music Technology Policy

But the glut of advertising drives down the pricing that devalues music and also makes it hard for legitimate sites to compete for the same advertisers who show up on pirate sites. The Super Award Show Season Opportunity. None of these shows exactly have a problem selling spots. So why should the NFL or the movie or music industry groups permit advertisers on their air who also sell ads on pirate sites that steal the very content that makes the shows possible?

The Negotiation Culture: The Approach That (Might Have) Resolved The Strike

DealFatigue

The bigger the show of resolve, the faster the CEOs will dispatch Counter. As of this writing, news outlets are cautiously optimistic that striking writers will be able to close a deal with the AMPTP within the next few days. But what broke the impasse? Writers’ dwindling bank accounts?

The Negotiation Culture: The Approach That (Might Have) Resolved The Strike

DealFatigue

The bigger the show of resolve, the faster the CEOs will dispatch Counter. As of this writing, news outlets are cautiously optimistic that striking writers will be able to close a deal with the AMPTP within the next few days. But what broke the impasse? Writers ’ dwindling bank accounts?

Worshipping the Great God Scale: Google’s Four Great Lies as read to you by Kent Walker

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Anand Jon All Over Again? Beauty Queen Brings “Class Action” Against Top Talent Agency Alleging Sexual Battery and Exploitation

JetLawBlog

Robinson, a former Miss British Columbia, alleges that Jack Gilardi, an agent of International Creative Management (ICM), touched her inappropriately on the way to an award show in 2007. International Creative Management.

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Alleged Rihanna Photo Leak Could Spark Criminal Charges

JetLawBlog

The arrest of singer Chris Brown– a double-Grammy nominee and a scheduled performer at the Grammy Awards show on February 8, 2009– that took place just moments before the start of the show created an instant media frenzy.

What does the Supreme Court Indecency Decision Mean for the Long Pending License Renewal Applications?

Broadcast Law Blog

As Bob Corn-Revere and Ronnie London described in our Advisory , this case concerned the 2002 and 2003 Billboard Music Awards shows televised by Fox as well as a 2003 episode of NYPD Blue televised by ABC. It is unclear how many of them relate to these particular shows, but to the extent any renewal applications have been held up due to complaints against these shows only, it should only be a matter of time before those renewal applications are granted.

FCC Decides to Appeal Indency Cases to Supreme Court

Broadcast Law Blog

First, it seeks review of the decision of the Court of Appeals throwing out the fleeting expletive admonitions given to Fox network stations for the broadcast of two Billboard Music Award shows that contained expletives, one by Cher and one by Nicole Richie. FCC Fines Golden Globes case Indecency NYPD Blue indecency fine billboard music awards fines fleeting expletive seven dirty words seven words that you can never say on tv

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Oscar Rule Change Follow-ups

Thompson On Hollywood

I totally approve of moving the honorary Oscars to a separate awards show, where everyone will get more time. The changing Oscar rules are still a hot topic these days.

June 19 Comment Date on Indecency Policies - What the FCC is Not Proposing to Do, No Matter What the Internet May Say

Broadcast Law Blog

In preparation for a recent interview that I did with a talk show on a Midwestern radio station, I was pointed to articles that suggested that the FCC was proposing to allow swearing and nudity on broadcast television, and how that is eliciting tens of thousands of comments from the public (see, for instance the articles here and here ). The Supreme Court case arose out of incidents on two television shows – the Billboard Music Awards and tan episode of NYPD Blue.