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

Producer Credit in Lieu of Compensation: Trouble in the making?

Gordon P. Firemark

In fact, many folks in the entertainment industry view credit as more important than compensation, in the short run. It’s quite frequent in my practice. My clients are asked to accept less than their usual fee or “quote&# for work.

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Sirius XM Defeats Howard Stern's Lawsuit Over Stock Compensation

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

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

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

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

CINEMA LAW: BIG STAR, NO MONEY

KWIKA Entertainment Law Blog

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Judge Judy's $47 Million Salary Isn't Too Much, Rules Real Judge

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

CBS scores a big win as a Los Angeles judge dismisses a talent agency's claim that Judy Sheindlin's compensation was purposely structured to wipe out profits on the syndicated hit.

'Narcos' Producer Says She Didn't Breach Confidentiality in Lawsuit Filing

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Katie O'Connell Marsh is suing Gaumont Television over millions in contingent compensation. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Disney Accused of Stealing 'Inside Out' Concept in New Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A childhood development expert says the studio based the mega-hit 'Inside Out' on her idea, but didn't give her credit or compensation. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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Special Surprise Guest at #irespectmusic and I VOTE!: Congressman Jerry Nadler!

Music Technology Policy

Proud to stand with 1000s of artists & music lovers to fight for fair compensation for performers #IRespectMusic pic.twitter.com/9v6BEDdijA. — Jerry Nadler (@JerryNadler) October 15, 2014

Netflix Accused of Violating U.S. Tax Law in Bonuses to Top Executives

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A shareholder has sued Netflix board members over allegations that they "rigged the compensation process, guaranteeing Netflix officers huge cash payments while misleading investors into believing that these payments were justified by attainment of real performance goals."

Netflix Directors Ask Judge to Reject Shareholder Lawsuit Over Executive Bonuses

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The plaintiff accuses Netflix's board members of not disclosing Netflix's liability on the tax front after allegedly rigging its compensation system with sham bonuses.

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

'Straight Outta Compton' Hit with Defamation Lawsuit by Former N.W.A Manager Jerry Heller

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Heller alleges the hit film failed to get his consent, didn't give him compensation, stole his work and tarnished his reputation. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Music Business THR Online

How a Film About Sudanese Genocide Could Impact Filmmakers and Journalists

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

MGM, Paramount Say 'Ben Hur' Musicians Not Covered by Union Agreement

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The studios make their move to dismiss a lawsuit from a guild that claims that musicians haven't been properly compensated. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Music Business THR Online Labor

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New California Ruling changes test for Independent Contractors

Gordon P. Firemark

Producers often include provisions in their contracts stating that the work is being performed by an independent contractor, who agrees to take responsibility for all taxes, workers' compensation, and other obligations. Are you classifying the people who work for you properly?

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'Peter Rabbit' Animator Asks Court to Toss Producer's Claims

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"Only in Hollywood would someone who has received compensation and credit sue because no one asked him to do any actual work," states the filing. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Peter Rabbit

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

Tweets, Tunes and Trademark Audits – Entertainment Law Update Episode 94

Gordon P. Firemark

5POINTZ GRAFITTI RULING GIVES ARTISTS COMPENSATION. 5POINTZ GRAFITTI RULING GIVES ARTISTS COMPENSATION. The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Show notes are located at [link]. Here's what we talked about. BREAKING NEWS: CALIFORNIA’S LAW REQUIRING IMDB TO REMOVE AGE INFO STRUCK DOWN AS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

Lawsuit Claims Stolen Ideas Used for Oprah Winfrey Network

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

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

Student Athletes and Rights of Publicity: Ed O-Bannon v. NCAA

Gordon P. Firemark

Should athletes whose playing days are far behind them be compensated when the NCAA licenses their likeness and image for commercial use? Should those same athletes be able to negotiate their own deals with TV networks and video game makers who want to use those same images and likenesses?

Justin Bieber Sued for Allegedly Beating Up His Ex-Bodyguard

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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.

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

Entertainment Industry Insights Podcast #004: Nat Mundel

Gordon P. Firemark

Products and Services Mentioned in this episode: (Some links may be affiliate links for which we receive compensation). Entertainment Industry Insights Podcast. Episode 4: Nat Mundel.

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

'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

4 reasons why receiving Producer Credit may not be all it’s cracked up to be.

Gordon P. Firemark

Producers operating on shoestring budgets will, in an effort to secure the property and/or services of talented individuals, ofer them some kind of producer credit in lieu of the usual compensation those people might normally command.

Ron Howard's 'The Good Lie' at Center of Exploitation Lawsuit by Sudanese Refugees

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Howard and Brian Grazer''s Imagine Entertainment and other producers are alleged to have breached an agreement to provide compensation to 54 survivors of genocide who shared traumatic personal stories.

Judge Denies NFL's $765 Million Concussion Settlement

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

Boston to $10,000!

The Legal Satyricon

Compensation is mainly based on percentage of work billed and collected … We expect an associate to earn $10,000 in compensation in the first year.” A law firm in Boston is offering the princely sum of $10,000 per year. source) Well, in all fairness, that is the projected income for the incoming associate. Still, if [.].

Discovery Can't Knock Out Oprah Winfrey Network Theft Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A Florida judge will allow a woman to allege her pitch on "experiential programming" was taken without permission and compensation. read more. The Business Discovery Communications THR, Esq. Television Oprah Winfrey Business