Movie Investors Sue Over 'One of the Greatest Box Office Flops of All Time'

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How two financial institutions put up nearly $22 million on a vampire spoof that wasn't really a vampire spoof and walked away with $100,000. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Business

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DealFatigue

This disconnect of a mediocre film doing well at the box office got me thinking of my UK client Fred Hogge’s post on his blog cinelogic about how box office success builds audience interest regardless of the merits of a particular motion picture.

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DealFatigue

This disconnect of a mediocre film doing well at the box office got me thinking of my UK client Fred Hogge’s post on his blog cinelogic about how box office success builds audience interest regardless of the merits of a particular motion picture.

Box Office

DealFatigue

This disconnect of a mediocre film doing well at the box office got me thinking of my UK client Fred Hogge’s post on his blog cinelogic about how box office success builds audience interest regardless of the merits of a particular motion picture.

'Last Samurai' Trial Begins: What's the Value of a Good Idea in Hollywood?

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Eriq Gardner What made 'Last Samurai' a box-office smash: Was it the script ideas or was it Tom Cruise's acting and Ed Zwick's directing? read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Business Ed Zwick Tom Cruise

China's Looming Entertainment Problem: Not Enough Lawyers

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Local box office smash "Lost in Thailand" also drew a record-breaking copyright lawsuit -- the lack of clear IP laws and experienced attorneys could pose new issues for growth.

Paramount Wins 'No Country' Trial Over Payout to Tommy Lee Jones

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

million box office bonus to Jones from its profit participation. Matthew Belloni A judge has issued a tentative ruling against Morgan Stanley-backed Marathon Funding, which claimed that Paramount improperly deducted a $17.5

Book Publishers Will Escape Legal Blame for Box Office Bomb 'Sahara'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The Colorado Supreme Court makes the latest ruling in an eight-year-war over the Matthew McConaughey film. read more. The Business Matthew McConaughey Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Business

Philip K. Dick Estate Slams 'Adjustment Bureau' Producers Over Dueling Lawsuits

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A judge is asked to correct the course of litigation involving royalties from the 2011 film 'The Adjustment Bureau,' which grossed $128 million in worldwide box office. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business The Adjustment Bureau

Whip It: Angry Women Make Potent Box Office

Thompson On Hollywood

On its surface, Drew Barrymore's directorial debut Whip It looks like a Fast & Furious -style look at an exotic world we don't know much about: roller blade contests. The film opens in October and stars Barrymore and Juno star Ellen Page as a rebellious, angry teen rollerblader.

Harvey Weinstein Threatens to Sue Warner Bros. Over 'Hobbit 2' Profits

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

percent cut of the sequel''s box-office take. On the heels of the fight over "The Butler," the studio''s lawyers are disputing the mogul''s legal letters claiming he''s entitled to a 2.5 read more. Movies THR Online Warner Bros. THR, Esq.

Transformers:ROTF Passes $300 Million

Thompson On Hollywood

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Gone with the Wind Knocks Titanic Off B.O. Chart, Dark Knight Leads Flickchart Rankings

Thompson On Hollywood

Inflation is a huge factor in figuring out the best box office performers of all time. top box office list, along with Star Wars , The Sound of Music and E.T.: Source: Box Office Mojo. Tags: Boxoffice Classics Web/Tech box office E.T.

Appeals Court Refuses to Award Attorneys Fees in 'Sahara' War

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

An appellate court decides there is "no prevailing party" and no reason to award more than $20 million in attorney fees over the 2005 box office flop.

Monday Morning JETLawg…

JetLawBlog

Congress has driven a stake through the heart of movie box office futures trading — banning the practice. In the news… Federal court finds senatorial candidate Charles DeVore’s political campaign advertisements utilizing Don Henley’s music are not Fair Use.

Scalping No Longer Sketchy

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Box offices becoming relic of the past. Tags: JETL Uncategorized advertising courts entertainment financial games government lawsuits legislation media music privacy progress sports New York Ticketmaster Broadway law Scalping 30 Rockefeller Plaza ticket sales Anti-scalping Box office paperless ticketing New York is one of the few states where ticket scalping is perfectly legal, or at least was legal until this month.

Transformers: ROTF's Bay Has Nothing to Worry About

Thompson On Hollywood

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Will Open Huge

Thompson On Hollywood

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Bruno: Good Opening, Bad Buzz; Harry Potter Clips

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Paramount Scores Orci and Kurtzman Project

Thompson On Hollywood

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Boxoffice Up, DVDs Down

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How 'American Sniper' Could Complicate the Murder Trial of Chris Kyle's Killer

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In the wake of the record-breaking box office for the Clint Eastwood film, the defendant''s attorney asks, "Can there be a fair trial?" read more. Movies THR Online THR, Esq

Getting a tattoo? If you’re in the media you need to get the copyright too!

Gordon P. Firemark

avoided the preliminary injunction, and was thus allowed to release the movie (garnering tremendous first weekend box-office revenues), in denying the injunction, the Judge make an important statement. Things just got more complicated for on-camera folks who have tattoos, body art or other adornments.

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The Royalty Pool

Gordon P. Firemark

Until a few decades ago, in the mid 1980’s, the usual approach was that Authors and other creative personnel were paid a percentage of the Gross Weekly Box Office Receipts (“GWBOR”) from productions of the show. The Royalty Pool is a post from: Law Offices of Gordon P.

Recommended Readign: What Dealmakers can learn from Sandra Bullock

Gordon P. Firemark

Appleton’s premise is that folks who’ve previously gotten rich front- and back-end deals may have to give ground on some points, but if willing to share some of the risk of a flop, they can still find ways to share in the rewards from a box-office and/or DVD success. Entertainment Lawyer Dina Appleton’s guest post today in THR, Esq. Blog is an excellent discussion of how win-win deals can still be made for high-level talent, in today’s risk-averse climate.

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: WARNER BROS. SETTLES “HANGOVER II” LAWSUIT

Entertainment Litigation Blog

settled the copyright infringement lawsuit brought by the tattoo artist who designed the tatoo which appears on the face of former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson. million at the domestic box office. The film has grossed over half a billion dollars in worldwide box office – eclipsing the $467.5 STUDIO SETTLES COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT CLAIM BROUGHT BY TATTOO ARTIST. Late last month, Warner Bros.

Are Movies Like Onions?

Media Law Prof Blog

From the New York Times, a discussion of the debate over trading in futures on movie box-office grosses. To cry or not to cry

Revenge of the Trip: Lessig gets it wrong again

Music Technology Policy

[Editor Charlie says: Today "Star Wars: Phantom Menace" crossed $1 billion in worldwide box office. Another little datapoint for the Tripster: Revenge passed $300 million in global box office faster than any movie in history. BILLION in box office alone. This is a repost from July 15, 2007.].

Tom Clancy Dies

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From CNN: Novelist Tom Clancy, whose espionage-themed books have sold in the millions and whose works were turned into such box office hits as The Sum of All Fears, Patriot Games, and The Hunt for Red October, has died at

Subsidiary Rights Clauses in Theatrical Production Contracts. What’s the big deal?

Gordon P. Firemark

Producers argue that they are investing vast sums to mount a production of a new work, and their potential box-office revenues are unlikely to meet these expenses.

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Hollywood Docket: Nicollette Sheridan's 'peace package'?; 'Titans' most pirated; Dixie Chick wins legal fees

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Federal regulators have granted unanimous approval for the trading of box office futures despite vehement objection from the MPAA, DGA and other industry groups. But the financial reform legislation currently being debated in Congress contains a provision that might nix.

Hollywood Docket: China yanks 'Avatar;' who owns Sherlock Holmes?; Jay-Z loses to Rockafella

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Entertainment law news this morning: The 2D version of "Avatar" has been pulled from the Chinese market just as the movie has set a new box office record in the country. The move was made at the urging of governmental.

'Avatar' tops most-pirated movie list

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner "Avatar" is proving just as popular in the piracy underground as it has been at the box office. The James Cameron epic ranks as the most downloaded film on BitTorrent. Some believe that online pirates want to.

Paris Hilton's 'Best Judge Forever' lets her off the hook

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million for avoiding promotion of the box office flop "National Lampoon's Pledge This!" By Eriq Gardner A Florida judge has ruled that Paris Hilton does not have to pay $8.3 In the case, Judge Federico Moreno went to painstaking lengths.

'Angels & Demons' debuts but can't top 'Fired Up' on most-pirated movie list

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner "Angels & Demons" may have taken the top spot at the box office last weekend, but it's only the sixth most pirated film on BitTorrent, according to Torrent Freak. The top spot belongs to "Fired Up," a.

'Star Trek' boldly debuts on most-pirated list

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner "Star Trek" opened Friday to great reviews and solid box office receipts. Now, predictably, the movie has gone where plenty of blockbusters have gone before: onto torrent channels. The film places in the Top 10 of the.

'Crank,' 'Paul Blart' can't top 'Fast & Furious' on most-pirated movie list

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner Debate over how much piracy impacts box office performance continues to flourish. But can a film still be successful while being stolen in mass numbers online? Judging by the record of "Fast & Furious," the answer seems.

Newly Enacted Law Removes Maximum Price Restriction on Sales of Admission Tickets to Entertainment Facilities

Film and Television Law Blog

Indeed, it may very well result in professional ticket resellers buying up so many blocks of tickets that the average member of the public will have trouble obtaining them directly from the box office where the performance is being held.

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In April, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) approved the creation of markets for trading box office futures, essentially contracts investors can buy or sell based on individual films’ box office receipts.

Clive Cussler's shocking legal bill

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

In return, Crusader countersued, claiming that Cussler had hurt the film's box office prospects. By Eriq Gardner.