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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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

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

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.

'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

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.

CINEMA LAW: BIG STAR, NO MONEY

KWIKA Entertainment Law Blog

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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.

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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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."

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

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

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

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.

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.

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

'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

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

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.

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

Reps. Issa and Deutch Introduce the PROMOTE Act

Music Technology Policy

The terrestrial stations playing these works without compensating the artists argue that airtime provides exposure and promotional value, while the artists argue the status-quo allows radio stations to profit on artists’ performances without providing any due compensation.

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.

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.

Damon Dash Moves Forward in Lawsuit Against 'Butler' Director Lee Daniels

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The hip hop mogul details why he is entitled to credits, ownership and compensation on Daniels'' film and TV projects read more. The Business Music Lee Daniels Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Lee Daniels Entertainment 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?

Joe Roth Settles Lawsuit Over Charlie Sheen's 'Anger Management' (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Jason Shuman claimed he was robbed of tens of millions of dollars in backend compensation when the actor''s financial demands needed to be satisfied.

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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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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.

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