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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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.

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.

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.

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?

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.”

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

Music Technology Policy

'As Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood pursues Google for continuing to sell drug advertising online and a variety of other consumer fraud and unfair business practice claims, we should not be surprised that Google continues to dance around their bad acts on many other issues of concern to creators. Remember, this is a company whose CEO was implored by former Health and Human Services Secretary Joseph A. Califano, Jr. to stop selling drugs to kids …a Google profit center that lead directly to Google paying a $500,000,000 fine to the U.S. Department of Justice a few years later. So if they’ll do that, what’s a little copyright infringement? In a bizarre twist that has many wondering about how this came to pa$$, Google’s General Counsel, Kent Walker, is keynoting the Grammy Entertainment Law Initiative during Grammy Week. He will, no doubt, try to tell the assembled music lawyers how Google is doing so much to help them and that their clients really need to just shut up and sing. Google leads the pack in litigating artist issues into the ground. Such as trying to destroy the ability of authors to sue as a class in the Google Books case (courtesy of Google’s go to lawyer for artist destruction, Daralyn Durie, who now represents Goldieblox against the Beastie Boys and whose firm may be representing Silicon Valley darling Rap Genius). So there is a tragic irony here–why would it seem appropriate for a senior representative of the only company in the history of the United States to pay a $500,000,000 fine for violations of the Controlled Substances Act speaking at an organization devoted to helping musicians and artists, including the fine work of NARAS’s Musicares in helping with substance abuse that Google promotes on YouTube. As I highlighted in a recent Billboard op-ed , Google demonstrated with its treatment of Rap Genius that it can demote any site it deems to be a bad actor anytime it wants. Particularly when that site is not (yet) a Google Adsense publisher. So with these things in mind, here are Google’s Four Big Lies, as told to you by Kent Walker from the Google Public Policy Blog. What you will notice is that there is one issue running through all of Google’s massive problems–Google products cater to bad actors but refuse to keep the bad guys out in order to appease the great god Scale. And the great god Scale is also known as Greed. Processing DMCA Notices: Acting on reliable copyright takedown requests within 24 hours [for bad actors that Google already allowed into its products]. We promised to build tools to make it easier for rightsholders to submit DMCA takedown requests for Google products (starting with Blogger and Web Search), and to reduce our average response time to 24 hours or less for submissions using these new tools. We built the tools earlier this year, and they are now being successfully used by more than a dozen content industry partners who together account for more than 75% of all URLs submitted in DMCA takedowns for Web Search. Our response time for these partners is now well below the 24 hour target. In the coming months, we will be making these tools available more broadly to those who have established a track record of submitting valid takedown requests. The IFPI recently announced that as of a few weeks ago, sound recording copyright owners had sent 100 million takedown notices to Google for search alone. The total number of takedown notices that Google averages 20 million a month (from search alone–not including Blogger or YouTube)–over 23,000,000 in the last month as of today: When someone tells you over 20 million times a month that your product is defective, do you think that maybe there’s something wrong with the product? Not to mention the fact that Google continually gets tens of thousands of takedown notices for the same song on the same site but allows that site to have the reposted infringing file re-indexed by Google and made available to consumers–fraudulently, in my view. Bad Terms in Autocomplete. Preventing terms that are closely associated with piracy from appearing in Autocomplete [after the fact]. Beginning in January, we started filtering terms closely associated with infringement from Google Autocomplete, our feature that predicts search queries based on popular searches from other users. Oh, you mean like this? Google’s drug ad policy is not that different than it was in 2008 when Secretary Califano wrote to Eric Schmidt (after paying $500,000,000 to the government to avoid their senior management team being indicted): Stopping Ads on Pirate Sites. Improving our AdSense anti-piracy review [for ad publishers already in the system]. We have always prohibited the use of our AdSense program on web pages that provide infringing materials, and we routinely terminate publishers who violate our policies. In recent months, we have worked hard to improve our internal enforcement procedures. In April, we were among the first companies to certify compliance in the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s (IAB’s) Quality Assurance Certification program, through which participating advertising companies will take steps to enhance buyer control over the placement and context of advertising and build brand safety. In addition, we have invited rightsholder associations to identify their top priority sites for immediate review, and have acted on those tips when we have received them. What’s wrong with this statement is in the idea that Google allows Google has announced that it disabled ad serving to 46,000 accounts for violating ad policies. Google fails to answer three key questions: How much money was involved in these 46,000 accounts; where did Google’s profit for the sites go after the site was “disabled” and what does “disabled” mean? Were these sites from the long tail such that Were the sites allowed to sign up again under a different name? According to USA Today , “[b]y the end of 2013, Google had blacklisted more than 200,000 publisher sites in its ad network and removed more than 250,000 publisher accounts for violations such as artificially inflating clicks and impressions or including ads on sites with violent content.” Once again–how did these ad publishers get into Google’s products in the first place? Because it profits Google to let them in and monetize them until someone catches them. Demoting Unauthorized Content. Improving visibility of authorized preview content in search results. We have launched Music Rich Snippets, which allow legitimate music sites to highlight content in the snippets that appear in Google’s Web Search results. Rhapsody and MySpace are among the first to implement this feature, which has been developed using open web markup standards, and we are looking forward to more sites and search engines marking up their pages. We hope that authorized music sites will take advantage of Music Rich Snippets to make their preview content stand out in search results. Note the careful wording: Improving the visibility of authorized preview content.” This last of the Big Lies completely dodges the issue–Google drives traffic to pirate sites all day every day with search terms that only bring up unlicensed sites: Not only does Google promote pirate sites for albums, but it also pushes traffic to the entire JayZ discography: And Torrentz.eu is easily found in the Google Transparency Report: So Mr. Walker can’t say he doesn’t know that his company is ripping off artists–in JayZ’s case Google has been notified nearly 3 million ties in the last year. But here’s a question for Mr. Walker: Why doesn’t Google ever talk about the company’s utter shambolic failure to control YouTube–you know, the YouTube that’s being piped into your house right now over Internet enabled devices, that is used as a honeypot for your children through Google’s educational devices, and that thinks they are going to compete with the Grammy Awards with the YouTube award show, all the while monetizing videos like this: and this: and this: Don’t be Greedy. Google’s problems all come down to the same thing: Google monetizes bad behavior at scale. They don’t want to stop it because they make too much money doing it. Remember–when Google got caught advertising counterfeit Olympics tickets, they told the BBC that Google was keeping the money. Note–this is both the share that Google would have made as its vig AND the bad guy’s share. Google says they stopped 3 million “bad ads” What happened to the bad guy’s share of revenue, or Google’s for that matter? It probably ended up in Google’s bank account. That question never seems to come up. Does Google get to keep all the money when it finds out that one of its customers is violating Google’s terms of use? That’s quite a moral hazard. This is nice work if you can get it–let the bad guys in, discover the shocking news that there are bad guys in the system, cut them off and keep the money. And this is just the stuff we know about. #YTMA Google Drugs'

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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.