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

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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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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Jay Z's Roc Nation Accused of Undermining $204 Million Licensing Deal

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Iconix Brand Group complains of baseball caps bearing the "Roc Nation" logo. read more. THR, Esq. Business Music Business THR Online

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

Jeffrey Katzenberg Sued Over "Side Deal" to DreamWorks-Comcast Merger (Report)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Shareholders claim the studio's founder sweetened his own deal to their detriment. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

Sony Music Files Fraud Lawsuit Against Rdio Executives Over Pandora Deal

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The major label claims that Rdio executives induced content licensing extensions with misrepresentations, false statements and concealment of an impending bankruptcy. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Tech 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

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Hollywood Docket: Prince's Tidal Deal; Bob Marley Film Lawsuit; CBS Radio Win

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A roundup of new developments on the entertainment legal front. read more. THR, Esq. Business Music Business THR Online

Sony Asserts Right to Structure Deal With Spotify Even If Results Disfavor Artists

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Taking equity in Spotify, keeping advertising income and not sharing the spoils of piracy lawsuits is all proper, according to new court papers by the record giant. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online

Bill Cosby Countersues Accusers For Defamation, Interference With NBC, Netflix Deals

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

It's the rare mention of the comedian's shelved NBC sitcom and Netflix special in the legal drama ensuing from the sexual assault allegations against him. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online Bill Cosby

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.

Netflix Countersues Fox, Claims Employee Deals Unenforceable

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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

E*Trade Responds to Harvey Keitel Lawsuit: "No Deal"

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The actor alleges the online brokerage firm breached a contract to have him appear in commercials. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

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Bloomberg Hit With $60M Lawsuit for Ending African TV Deal After Bad Publicity

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The business news company allegedly came up with pretext for termination after a reporter inquired about the "irony" of unpaid staffers in light of Michael Bloomberg's philanthropy. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online International

Snoop Dogg Sues Pabst Over Alcohol Endorsement Deal

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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

Charter Preparing to Claim Fox News Breached Carriage Deal

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The cable operator is striking back in a lawsuit filed after the Time Warner Cable merger. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

DirecTV Now Seeks $75 Million in Al Jazeera Lawsuit As Carriage Deal Nears End

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Satellite TV giant says it has not benefited from the cable news network's recent deals with other distributors. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Argentina Television THR Online Al Jazeera DirecTV

CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN Escape Antitrust Lawsuit Over NFL Broadcast Deals

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The outcome of a now consolidated complaint against the NFL and DirecTV will nonetheless be impactful to TV networks. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Chinese Company's $2 Billion Deal Adds Intrigue to Vizio Smart TV Privacy Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Plaintiffs say that Vizio TVs are too nosy already, but the issue could go cloak and dagger as LeEco purchases the U.S. company. read more. THR, Esq. Behind the Screen The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Fox Strikes Back at Netflix's Attempt to Void Fixed-Term Employment Deals

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The content giant demands that a judge halt Netflix's counterclaims. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Relativity Bankruptcy: Details of Ryan Kavanaugh's Deal Revealed

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His investment group is putting up $60 million in cash and taking on $30 million in debt. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online Relativity Media Ryan Kavanaugh

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AMC's Carmike Deal: Justice Department Review Could Impact Licensing of Blockbuster Movies

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AMC chief Adam Aron tells CNBC that he'd be open to new rules on exclusivity pacts with studios. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

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.

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TMZ Cancels Celebrity Tour Bus Deal Amid Revenue Fight

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TMZ says its bus company partner refuses to cease operations, so the gossip outlet is seeking an injunction. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Culture Business THR Online

AMC's Talent Deals Will Remain Secret in 'Walking Dead' Profits Fight

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Profits from other AMC series will also be kept confidential. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

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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.

Netflix Aims to Exit Relativity Deal With Appeal of Bankruptcy Judge's Conclusions

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A Relativity spokesperson says Netflix is trying to "unfairly leverage the Chapter 11 process to only their advantage." read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Marvel Sued Over 'Iron Man' Merchandising Deal

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Matthew Belloni The creator of a kids' playhouse that was to feature the superhero claims Marvel never had the right to license the appropriate artwork read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Business Marvel Entertainment Iron Man 2 The Avengers

Nina Simone's Songs in Limbo as Sony Music Battles Family Over Secret Deal

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A quarter century of legal mania over the famed singer takes an explosive turn. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Business THR Online

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AMC Loses Third Bid to See CAA's Client Deals In 'Walking Dead' Lawsuit

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A dispute with tens of millions of dollars at stake now moves to the deposition phase. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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Why the New Deal for the 'Walking Dead' Makeup Guru Deserves a Place in Hollywood Lore

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Giving Greg Nicotero a profit percentage was no routine give for AMC. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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Starz Sued by Former Employee For Illegal Business Dealings and Firing

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Keno Thomas, a former sales and marketing SVP, says the network wanted him to falsify revenue and subscriber numbers for the board. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online Chris Albrecht Comcast DirecTV Starz Media

Fox, NBC Agree to End 'American Idol,' 'Deal or No Deal' Lotteries

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edit@hollywoodreporter.com (Eriq Gardner) The settlement includes five-year injunction and millions of dollars in pay-outs to contestants and the class action lawyers. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business

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Netflix Questions Whether Kevin Spacey's Relativity Role Is a Done Deal

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The streaming giant wants to know who will be running the show at the Ryan Kavanaugh studio. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

'American Idol' Owner Looks to Terminate Deals With Simon Fuller

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Fuller also stands to lose out on 'So You Think You Can Dance.' read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Music Business THR Online

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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.

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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Did SiriusXM Pull a Fast One on Major Record Labels in a Deal With Suing Indie Musicians?

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The satcaster confronts allegations from the RIAA, SAG-AFTRA and others that it gratuitously included language in its Flo & Eddie settlement with an eye towards winning future royalty rate-setting proceedings. read more. THR, Esq. Business Music Business THR Online

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Do you know your showbiz deal terms?

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Regular commentator Schuyler Moore is back with another attorney guest post, this time tackling the difference between "gross," "adjusted gross" and "net" in Hollywood deals. Test your knowledge against the master. By Schuyler Moore Hey, ever been at a Hollywood.