'Glee' Actor Takes Plea Deal on Child Porn Charges

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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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Disney Can't Keep Its Deals With Harvey Weinstein Confidential

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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

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Prince Estate Aims to Show Tidal "Fabricated" Equity Deal

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

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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

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

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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

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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Inside the collapse of a bipartisan Obamacare deal - POLITICO

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Everybody on Capitol Hill agreed: If anyone could break the deep-rooted partisan logjam over Obamacare in Congress, it was that deal-making duo Patty and Lamar. Inside the collapse of a bipartisan Obamacare deal - POLITICO : "" (Via

Bloomberg Can't Escape Lawsuit After Terminating TV Deal

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The claims come from Optima Media Group, Bloomberg's former partner in Africa. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online International

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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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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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Morgan Spurlock Says #MeToo Confession Didn't Breach Deal for TNT Docuseries on Women's Issues

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Turner is looking for recovery of funds, but Spurlock and his company say they've identified the wrong bank account, and there was no morals clause. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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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Venting on Immigration, Trump Vows ‘No More DACA Deal’ and Threatens Nafta - The New York Times - Once Schumer ended the government shutdown this was the inevitable result.

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Venting on Immigration, Trump Vows ‘No More DACA Deal’ and Threatens Nafta - The New York Times

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.

SAG-AFTRA Netcode Deal Reached

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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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WH to pull out of Paris climate deal: report | MSNBC

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WH to pull out of Paris climate deal: report | MSNBC

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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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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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Deal Points for Digital Distribution

Music Technology Policy

If you’re in the music business, you’d have to live under a rock not to know that many artists don’t like streaming services. You may also be aware that many artists also have issues with digital retailers whose advertising arms sell ads to pirate sites.

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What AT&T Might Do to Convince Regulators to Bless the Time Warner Deal

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Like when Comcast purchased NBCUniversal, the telecom's CEO Randall Stephenson anticipates his company will need to make concessions, but has the Comcast-NBCU deal poisoned the waters?

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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SAG Board Approves Studio Deal

Digital Media Law

Voting on party lines, a sharply divided SAG board approved the tentative deal with the studios yesterday by a vote of about 53% to 47%. The deal now goes to the membership for ratification, with a bruising fight promised by the hardline MembershipFirst faction. The balloting material will be accompanied by both pro and con statements, and the fight over the deal will be a prelude to SAG’s presidential and board elections, which will commence in July and run through September.

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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.

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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Alleged 'Hamilton' Ponzi Schemer Gets Plea Deal After Accusing Government of Misconduct

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Joseph Meli says a confidential witness lured him outside the presence of his attorney, Marc Kasowitz. Yes, the same Marc Kasowitz who represents Donald Trump. read more. THR, Esq. Business Music Politics Business THR Online

SAG-AFTRA Members Ratify Netcode Deal

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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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SAG-AFTRA Board Approves Netcode Deal

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

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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.

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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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Pro-Deal Rally at SAG

Digital Media Law

Over 100 crew members and others rallied in front of SAG HQ in LA today, urging the union and the studios to make a deal. The rally, organized largely by camera operators Ed Gutentag and Jon Philion and cinematographer Bruce McCleery under the rubric “Back to Work,” was joined by another gathering consisting of several dozen Membership First supporters, who protested what they anticipate will be an unpalatable deal.

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Under Old Fox Deal, Bill O'Reilly Couldn't Be Fired Unless Allegations Proven in Court

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21st Century Fox independent director Jacques Nasser says the board discussed firing O'Reilly before his contract renewal came up, but realized his situation was different from Roger Ailes. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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

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

SAG-AFTRA Ad Deal Done

Digital Media Law

SAG and AFTRA jointly reached a deal late last night with the advertising industry, retaining the current lucrative compensation structure for broadcast network commercials, and largely resisting the industry’s attempt to reduce pension and health contributions. The industry’s chief negotiator, Doug Wood, had a different perspective: “neither side won or lost,” he said in an interview; rather, the deal was “fair on both sides.” The deal is worth more than $2.8

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Octavia Spencer Wins Lawsuit Over Weight-Loss Endorsement Deal

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The Oscar winner claimed her tweets led to her wrongful termination from a sponsorship deal read more. The Business Octavia Spencer Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Television Business

Syria signs Paris Agreement - leaving US only country in the world to refuse climate change deal | The Independent

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Syria signs Paris Agreement - leaving US only country in the world to refuse climate change deal | The Independent

The Chances for a DACA Deal Won’t Be Better in February | The Nation

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He promised to keep working toward a “bill of love,” insisting he would sign any bipartisan DACA deal the group brought him. “I’ll The Chanc " es for a DACA Deal Won’t Be Better in February | The Nation

Gretchen Carlson's Lawyer: Employment Contract Doesn't Protect Roger Ailes, but a Severance Deal Might Have

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Carlson's attorneys claim the severance deal she didn't sign sought to prevent her from suing or disparaging Ailes. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

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

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

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

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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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Hacker Admits to Stealing Celebrity Nude Photos, Takes Plea Deal

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Prosecutors estimate Ryan Collins, 36, accessed at least 50 iCloud accounts and 72 Gmail accounts, “most of which belonged to female celebrities.” read more. THR, Esq. Movies Tech THR Online