College Athletes Dealt New Setback in Bid to Be Compensated for Visual Media

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A federal appellate circuit rules that a lawsuit alleging misappropriation of athletes' likenesses is just a "thinly disguised copyright claim." read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Sirius XM Defeats Howard Stern's Lawsuit Over Stock Compensation

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Eriq Gardner A New York judge dismisses the shock jock's claim that the satellite radio company breached his contract by failing to pay stock awards based upon subscriber growth. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business Howard Stern Sirius XM Radio

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Jessica Biel, Restaurant Partners Sued by Employees Over Tips, Compensation

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The nine plaintiffs claim that they never received proper rest or meal breaks or tips for working major Hollywood parties at Au Fudge and are seeking $461,649. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Style Style THR Online Jessica Biel Restaurants

Podcast: New Film Documents 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

Media Law

11 Victim Compensation Fund. On this week’s episode of the legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer , we look at the documentary, Out of the Ashes: 9/11. The film documents the Sept. Created just 11 days after the Sept.

Rupert, James Murdoch See Total Compensation Increase This Year

Media Law Prof Blog

million) bonuses and stock pushed his total compensation up by more than In spite of the phone hacking scandal, Rupert Murdoch's take home pay is increasing this year. From the Hollywood Reporter: although Mr. Murdoch's salary stayed the same ($8.1

What Does the Supreme Court Think About Celebrities Being Photoshopped Naked?

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Yes, that question could come up if the high court agrees to the NCAA's petition to review its dispute with athletes over compensation. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Culture Tech Business THR Online

How a Film About Sudanese Genocide Could Impact Filmmakers and Journalists

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The Good Lie' producers are facing a lawsuit from refugees who shared traumatic personal stories and expected compensation. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Business THR Online

Legendary, Warner Bros. Sued for Allegedly Stealing 'Kong: Skull Island' Story

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Joe DeVito claims he created the universe surrounding King Kong's mysterious home and his pitch for a TV series was turned into a feature film without giving him compensation or credit.

Howard Stern Sues Sirius XM Claiming He Was Stiffed On Stock

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Eriq Gardner Shock jock presses claim that Sirius owes him contractually-promised stock compensation. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music

PR Firm Fending Off Lawsuit For Pressuring Publicists To Work Hollywood Events With No Rest, Food, Or Pay

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Eriq Gardner A former publicist at Roger & Cowan demands back compensation for firm's 1600 employees but doesn't get an injunction read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business Labor

Howard Stern Loses Bid to Revive $300 Million Sirius XM Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A New York appeals court refused to overrule a judge''s ruling that the radio host deserved additional stock compensation if Sirius exceeded certain subscriber target projection.

CNN Ordered to Rehire Over 100 Union Techs, Compensate Many More

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The National Labor Relations Board order in a decade-long case comes at a difficult time for the network read more. Turner Broadcasting System The Business Time Warner THR Online THR, Esq. Television Labor Business CNN

'G.I. Joe' Writers Sue Paramount, MGM Over 'Stolen' Sequel (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Joe: Retaliation," which was allegedly taken without credit or compensation. Two of the three writers who worked on the 2009 film seek $23 million for work on "G.I. read more. The Business G.I. Joe: Retaliation Movies THR, Esq. Business

Producer Wins Appeal Over Fake $300-Million Film Financing Deal

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Steven Kaplan spent four years fighting for compensation in California and England courts. read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Business

'Anger Management' Producer Joe Roth Countersues in $50 Million Legal Battle (Exclusive)

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The heavyweight producer claims he terminated Jason Shuman's contract; Shuman says he's entitled to compensation for the upcoming Charlie Sheen sitcom.

IMG Worldwide Demands Insurers Pick Up Cost Of Fighting Ex-Athletes In Video Game Litigation

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Eriq Gardner Famous former athletes including Bill Russell continue to pursue compensation from lucrative video game licensing deals. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business

Viacom Agrees to Pay $7.2 Million to End Internship Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The going rate to compensate interns for three months of unpaid work is $505. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Television Business

What Employee Engagement Looks Like in Real Life

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The top three things that high-performing employees are looking for are feedback, recognition and compensation. Compensation. When compensation is a factor in employee disengagement, it can put them at risk of departure.

Lifetime, Sony Sued By Producer of 1989 'Steel Magnolias' Movie

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Victoria White is seeking a producing credit and compensation for the adaptation. read more

Tyler Perry's Upcoming Alex Cross Movie Erupts Into Legal Fight (Exclusive)

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Matthew Belloni Producer QED sues another set of producers saying they have no right to credit or compensation from the upcoming Summit crime drama.

Jenni 'JWoww' Farley's Landlord Sues Over Use of His Home in 'Jersey Shore' (Exclusive)

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Eriq Gardner New Jersey homeowner demands to be compensated for unauthorized filming of his property on MTV show and reimbursed for property damage.

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

Justin Bieber Sued for Allegedly Beating Up His Ex-Bodyguard

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Moshe Benabou says he was fired in October after an incident at a concert and now wants money for assault and battery as well as failure to pay overtime compensation.

Lawsuit Claims Stolen Ideas Used for Oprah Winfrey Network

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The plaintiff alleges her pitch on "experiential programming" was taken by Discovery Communications without permission and compensation. read more. The Business THR, Esq. Television Business

HuffPo-Blogger Battle: Appeals Court Dismisses Attempt to Collect Unpaid Contributions

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2nd Circuit says that writers understood that that they would receive compensation only in the form of exposure and promotion. read more. The Business THR, Esq. Arianna Huffington Huffington Post Tech Business

Former 'Dora the Explorer' Settles Lawsuit Against Nickelodeon

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Eriq Gardner 14-year-old Caitlin Sanchez had alleged she was forced to sign an "unconscionable" contract and that she was cut out of promised compensation. read more. THR, Esq. Television Home Television

The Motels Singer Joins Barrage of Digital Music Royalty Lawsuits

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Eriq Gardner Martha Davis rides the new wave of musicians suing music companies over digital download compensation; involved parties seek out suitable jury members. read more. THR, Esq. Earshot The Business Music

'Bachelor' Producers Sue Spoiler Website for Soliciting Info Leaks from Contestants (Exclusive)

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Eriq Gardner "Reality Steve" is accused of offering compensation to contestants to break their confidentiality promises, allegedly writing to one, "I swear, this is the easiest money you'd ever make and you and I are the only two people that would know."

Appeals Court: NCAA Rules Go Too Far, But Paying Athletes Is Problematic

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9th Circuit notes the procompetitive purposes of compensation limits to amateurs. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

In Fight for Pay, College Athletes Ridicule TV Broadcasters' Arguments

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Why NBC''s "Meet the Press" host David Gregory just got a shout-out in a huge lawsuit over amateur athlete compensation. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Television Business

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Entertainment Industry Insights Podcast #004: Nat Mundel

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Why you need an entertainment attorney to help negotiate your television acting deals.

Gordon P. Firemark

By negotiating the actors' fees before the show is actor even auditions (“tests”) for the role, the Producer avoids being “held up” for greater compensation once it's clear the actor is wanted for the show. Often, for a pilot, the actors will be paid some multiple of the SAG/AFTRA minimum compensation. In show business, it's not unusual to learn that a player's credit is more important to him or her than the amount of compensation.

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Hollywood Docket: New 'Glee' Lawsuit; 'Modern Family' Wins in Court; 'Harry Potter' Copyright Case

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Eriq Gardner On the legal docket: 'Glee' compensation, the originality of 'Modern Family' and 'Harry Potter,' Shirley Sherrod v. Andrew Breitbart, and the status of the Google Books litigation read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business

Why TV Broadcasters Should Get Behind NCAA Athlete Unionization (Analysis)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Here are three reasons — though not very obvious ones — why CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN should play the long game by switching sides and supporting a plan for athlete compensation.

Angelina Jolie Might Testify in News Corp's Phone Hacking Lawsuit

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compensation scheme set up by the company has been "unfair" to victims and that U.S. The stunt double suing News Corp in the United States says that a U.K. courts should have an opportunity to address the "increasing threat to privacy." read more. Home International Movies THR Online THR, Esq.

Entertainment Law Asked & Answered – Does an Actor’s Agent have an Obligation to Tell the Actor about all Job Offers?

Gordon P. Firemark

Lots of actors have standing instructions about what kinds of roles or they will/will not consider, and what kinds of compensation they’ll accept.

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CINEMA LAW: BIG STAR, NO MONEY

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@eriqgardner: Spotify Hit With $1.6 Billion Copyright Lawsuit Over Tom Petty, Weezer, Neil Young Songs [Music Modernization Act Fallout]

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On Friday, Wixen Music Publishing filed a lawsuit in California federal court that alleges that Spotify is using Petty’s “Free Fallin’,” the Doors’ “Light My Fire” and tens of thousands of other songs without a license and compensation.

Entertainment Law Asked & Answered – Do I Need a Release from My Podcast Guest

Gordon P. Firemark

That interviewee might be justified in expecting to be compensated for that subsequent use. In this Asked & Answered video, I answer questions if do you need a release from your podcast guest.

Judge Denies NFL's $765 Million Concussion Settlement

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A Pennsylvania judge doesn''t see how the math adds up to enough cash for those who might qualify for compensation for their cognitive injuries. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. NFL Business