Special Episode: Iancu v. Brunetti (USSC deals with FUCT trademark)

Gordon P. Firemark

Brunetti (USSC deals with FUCT trademark) originally appeared on Entertainment Law Offices of Gordon P. 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. Iancau v. Brunetti-SCOTU S. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The post Special Episode: Iancu v.

Why you should have a lawyer for every deal

Gordon P. Firemark

Hiring a lawyer, I tell them, is the best way to ensure that their deals succeed. Film production deals. Having a lawyer working for you, even on the simplest deal, can have a significant impact, simply due to the fact of the lawyer's greater objectivity. Why hire a lawyer?

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'Glee' Actor Takes Plea Deal on Child Porn Charges

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Mark Salling agreed to register as a sex offender as part of the deal. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

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How to get the best deal possible: Negotiation strategies I learned from my 5 five-year-old.

Gordon P. Firemark

I think they apply equally well to the art of negotiating deals in show business. It makes sense to ask for everything you want from a deal, even if you don't expect to get exactly what you've specified. Either you get what you need, or,the deal isn't worth doing.

Seminar -The Law Of Performing Arts: Business, Legal and Practical Deals for the Stage

Gordon P. Firemark

On Wednesday, September 11, 2013, I’ll be presenting The Law Of Performing Arts: Business, Legal and Practical Deals for the Stage. Seminar -The Law Of Performing Arts: Business, Legal and Practical Deals for the Stage is a post from: Law Offices of Gordon P.

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Disney Can't Keep Its Deals With Harvey Weinstein Confidential

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The decision comes in a lawsuit brought by an anonymous Toronto actress, who says she was twice victimized by Harvey Weinstein. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

Chorus Line Dancers Make A New Deal

DealFatigue

Although “A Chorus Line&# opened on Broadway over thirty years ago, the dancers who signed away their life story rights as the basis for the musical back in 1974 recently renegotiated the terms of their deal. If the deal is worth papering, it is worth papering thoroughly.

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How a Rock Band's Lawsuit Could Upend Record Deals Everywhere

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A coming trial between Avenged Sevenfold and Warner Bros. Records may dissuade or embolden hot artists looking to escape their contracts. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Business THR Weekly Magazine

Netflix Countersues Fox, Claims Employee Deals Unenforceable

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The streaming giant alleges that Fox has created "a form of involuntary servitude" in its workforce and advises a judge it will be looking to recruit more Fox employees. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Tech Business THR Online

The Return of the Fifty Dollar Handshake: Are Spotify’s Direct Artist Deals Really Less Than Meets the Eye–or Are We Looking in the Wrong Place?

Music Technology Policy

I guess Beyoncé & Jay-Z didn’t get the memo: Spotify is pumping up the earned media about its “direct artist deals” and also trying to pump up the bizarre behavior of its low volume stock price (and that story has yet to be told but is for another day). These deals cut out record labels and independent distributors, yielding more revenue per stream for Spotify, the musicians and their managers. If I gave two f s – two f s about streaming numbers.

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Prince Estate Aims to Show Tidal "Fabricated" Equity Deal

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

An ongoing copyright lawsuit explores what evidence needs to be handed over. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

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Harvey Weinstein Employment Deal Becomes Public Record

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Alleged victims of Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct convince a judge to let them move forward with a lawsuit that was paused by the bankruptcy of The Weinstein Co. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online Harvey Weinstein The Weinstein Company

Chorus Line Dancers Make A New Deal

DealFatigue

Although “A Chorus Line” opened on Broadway over thirty years ago, the dancers who signed away their life story rights as the basis for the musical back in 1974 recently renegotiated the terms of their deal. If the deal is worth papering, it is worth papering thoroughly.

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Chorus Line Dancers Make A New Deal

DealFatigue

Although “ A Chorus Line ” opened on Broadway over thirty years ago, the dancers who signed away their life story rights as the basis for the musical back in 1974 recently renegotiated the terms of their deal. If the deal is worth papering, it is worth papering thoroughly.

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

Gordon P. Firemark

Why you need an entertainment attorney to help negotiate your television acting deals. This actor feels he's undervalued on the show, and wants to renegotiate his deal. If he'd had an experienced entertainment lawye r work on the deal before signing, this could have been avoided, or at least the risk of a bad deal could have been reduced. Your lawyer can be instrumental in securing a fair, reasonable, and worthwhile deal.

How to effectively outsource Business and Legal Affairs work in the Film, Television, Theatre and Media Industries

Gordon P. Firemark

You spend an inordinate amount of your time managing dealmaking processes, negotiating minor deals, and drafting contracts that really need to be handled by a staff lawyer. Introduction.

SAG-AFTRA Netcode Deal Reached

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Terms of the deal are expected to be released later in the evening. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Television SAG-AFTRA Labor Business

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Carbon Clouds: Should Artists Ask Why Aren’t Google, Amazon and Facebook in the Green New Deal?

Music Technology Policy

If you really like the Green New Deal, you’ll probably feel like there’s a policy position that has at least the basics covered. No, they’re just not included at all in the Green New Deal.

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The Win-Win Deal-Making Fallacy

DealFatigue

@DanWilliams @lrozen win-win should always be the goal in any negotiation, but I get nervous when one side says that. It's a zero-sum tell. — Peter Kaufman (@Dealfatigue) February 11, 2015. Negotiations The Culture game theory twitter win-win zero-sum game

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Ocasio-Cortez insists Green New Deal won't restructure government

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

fx Ocasio-Cortez insists Green New Deal won't restructure government

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POTUS Announces Google Deal in Cuba

Music Technology Policy

Google spokesperson Barack Obama…no sorry, the President of the United States… announced Google’s triumph of crony capitalism in Time : “One of the things that we’ll be announcing here is that Google has a deal to start setting up more WiFi and broadband access on the island,” Obama told ABC anchor David Muir.

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Little-Noticed Music Deal

Digital Media Law

Turns out their union, the American Federation of Musicians, made a deal three weeks ago with the studios — but it appears (correct me if I’m mistaken) that no one reported it (though the LA Times did mention that the deal was in negotiation). Everyone listens to music, but musicians unions may not attract the same attention.

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Clio Gets $20 Million Financing Deal

Media Law

The post Clio Gets $20 Million Financing Deal appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Big news this morning from Clio, the cloud-based practice management platform: It announced this morning that it has raised $20 million in Series C financing led by Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Netflix Gets Termination of Weinstein Co. Output Deal

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

In a settlement with The Weinstein Co. and Lantern Entertainment, Netflix won't have to stream the third season of MTV's 'Scream' and also comes to resolution over 'Peaky Blinders' and the sequel to 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.' read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

DGA Board Approves Tentative Deal

Digital Media Law

The deal, which provides for 2% annual pay increases and a one-time 1.5% boost in pension and health, will soon go to the membership for ratification, with a ballot return date in January. Details: The Hollywood Reporter. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” due out next month. Subscribe to my blog ( jhandel.com ) for more about entertainment law and digital media law. Check out my residuals chart there too. Go to the blog itself to subscribe via RSS or email.

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Eric Garner Death Was ‘Not a Big Deal,’ Police Commander Said - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Eric Garner Death Was ‘Not a Big Deal,’ Police Commander Said - The New York Times

Spotify Wins Approval of $112.5 Million Deal to Settle Copyright Class Action

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A federal judge overrules the objection of Tom Petty's publisher, which argued that the payment amounted to a "practical free pass on willful infringement." read more. THR, Esq. Business Music Business THR Online

TV Networks Hit With Antitrust Lawsuit Over NFL Rights Deals

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Plaintiffs say that CBS, NBC, Fox and ESPN are harming competition in the pro-football marketplace. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online CBS DirecTV ESPN NBC NFL Sports

Lifting Russian sanctions key to Trump deal exposed by Cohen

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Lifting Russian sanctions key to Trump deal exposed by Cohen

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Pandora Agrees to $90 Million Deal to End Pre-72 Lawsuit By Major Labels

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The settlement follows a SirusXM deal. The labels work out how to share proceeds with artists. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Tech Business THR Online

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Hollywood Crew Deal Ratified

Digital Media Law

The deal had been opposed by some members, who cited rollbacks in the healthcare plan, as well as concerns regarding new media. As expected, the membership of IATSE , the union representing Hollywood crew members, ratified that organization’s proposed contract with the studios yesterday, although not without significant opposition. The new contract takes effect August 1 and runs for three years, as is usual with Hollywood labor agreements. It includes 3% annual wage increases.

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Price Wars in Legal Research Mean Deals for Small Firms; I Compare Costs

Media Law

Meanwhile, Fastcase and Casemaker continue to offer free access to their services through affinity deals with bar associations and low subscription rates for attorneys who want to purchase access. Given this, I wondered how these subscription deals stack up against each other.

SAG-AFTRA Members Ratify Netcode Deal

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The deal was approved by 96.5 percent read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Television SAG-AFTRA Labor Business

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Is Jay Z's Live Nation Deal Like the Formula for Coca-Cola?

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The harm of exposing a secret deal is among the issues being resolved ahead of a "Big Pimpin" trial opening October 13. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online Jay Z Live Nation Entertainment

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SAG-AFTRA Board Approves Netcode Deal

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The deal was approved by 93 percent read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Television SAG-AFTRA Labor Business

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WGA, AMPTP Reach New Three-Year Deal

Digital Media Law

The tentative pact, which is in line with deals reached by SAG, AFTRA and the DGA, provides for 2% annual wage increases but also keeps network primetime residuals at current rates. Details: The Hollywood Reporter. _. Check out my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” available on Amazon (also in a Kindle edition). Subscribe to my blog ( jhandel.com ) for more about entertainment law and digital media law. Check out my residuals chart there too.

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Universal Leads Royalty Deadbeat Facebook Out of the Cold With Precedent Setting Licensing Deal

Music Technology Policy

This is what happens when you stick to your property rights– Bloomberg reports that Facebook, aka royalty deadbeat, has signed a multiyear licensing deal with Universal Music Group: Facebook Inc. signed a multiyear licensing deal that lets the social network carry songs and artists from the world’s biggest record label, Universal Music Group , across its platforms. It also must be said that the Universal deal shows the importance and power of statutory damages.

Snoop Dogg Sues Pabst Over Alcohol Endorsement Deal

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The rapper claims he's owed from the company's 2014 sale thanks to his contract to promote Blast by Colt 45. read more. THR, Esq. Earshot THR, Esq. Music Music Business THR Online Snoop Dogg

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Appeals Court Rejects Kesha's Bid to Get Out of Dr. Luke Deal

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The pop star isn't able to revive counterclaims against the producer. read more. THR, Esq. Business Music Business THR Online

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Breakthrough in Teamsters talks; deal ratified

Digital Media Law

In a surprising development, Hollywood Teamsters leaders at a standing room only membership meeting this morning asked the membership to ratify a 2 year contract proposed by the studios. The membership then voted 97.3% to 2.7% to ratify, ending the possibility of a strike that could have shuttered much film and television production.

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NFL's $12 Billion Deal With DirecTV Faces Major Antitrust Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A class action proposes to represent bars and restaurants who pay for broadcasts of out-of-market football games. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Appeals Court Deals Loss to Chuck Close and Other Artists Seeking Resale Royalties

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Other nations might recognize "droit de suite," but in America, there's the first sale doctrine. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Culture Business THR Online

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SAG & Studios Agree to Tentative Deal

Digital Media Law

The deal will probably be approved by the SAG board today or tomorrow and ratified by the membership by mid-May, but the hardline MembershipFirst faction has vowed to fight the deal, so ratification, although likely, is not assured. Assuming the deal is in fact ratified (which takes a 50% majority), the stalemate would be over by mid-May. The deal has wide support among the leadership and is expected to pass easily.

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