Producer vs. Director. 2nd Circuit: “No director copyright”

Gordon P. Firemark

The Hollywood Reporter last week reported that the 2nd Circuit has ruled against a director’s claim of ownership in his individual contribution to a film. The case involved a short film called “Heads Up”, directed by Alex Merkin, and Produced by 16 Casa Duse and it’s principal Robert Krakofski. The post Producer vs. Director. 2nd Circuit: “No director copyright” originally appeared on Entertainment Law Offices of Gordon P.

Duke University School of Law Now Accepting Applications For Director of First Amendment Clinic

Media Law Prof Blog

Duke University School of Law is accepting applications for a director for its First Amendment Clinic. The new director will work with the clinic’s supervising attorney to build on the clinic’s existing work with the goal of being among the

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Entertainment Law Update Podcast: Episode 61 – Blurred Lines and Directors doing time

Gordon P. Firemark

The post Entertainment Law Update Podcast: Episode 61 – Blurred Lines and Directors doing time 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].

Coronavirus updates: CDC director says masks not political issue - ABC News

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Coronavirus updates: CDC director says masks not political issue - ABC News

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UK Official Investigating PledgeMusic Directors, Asks the Public for Information

Music Technology Policy

In the least suspenseful story of the decade if not longer, it appears that PledgeMusic’s officers and directors ran the company straight into the ground. However, the really important part of the Official ReceiverReceiver’s report relates to the officers and directors. So unpacking that paragraph, the directors seek to avoid liability by saying they weren’t involved with the “day to day running of the company” Well, no kidding.

BBC Appoints New Editorial Director

Media Law Prof Blog

From the Guardian: the BBC has appointed Roger Mosey as its editorial director, to oversee editorial issues across tv, radio, and news. The BBC has also appointed new directors of news, tv, and radio but has indicated that Mr. Mosey

Fmr. Acting CDC Director: ‘We are in a worse place than we were early on’

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Acting CDC Director: ‘We are in a worse place than we were early on

'London Fields' Producers Allege Director Violated Contract

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Mathew Cullen is accused of failing to deliver the film on time and withholding promotional support. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Directors Guild Denies Violating Obamacare

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A lawsuit asserts that refusal to pay for naturopathic care violates discrimination provisions of the controversial law. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online Labor

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RCFP Names New Executive Director

Media Law Prof Blog

Former journalist Bruce Brown, now with Baker & Hostetler, is the newly named executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Iranians Release Famed Director

Media Law Prof Blog

The BBC reports that the Iranian government has released director Jafar Panahi ("The White Meadows," "Border Cafe") on bail. He had been detained after he expressed support for anti-government politicians in last year's elections

Director Sues Actress for Using Clips of Unreleased Film on Her Demo Reel

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Film Independent and L.A. MediaWorks are also defendants in the suit. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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BBC Director General Steps Down

Media Law Prof Blog

CNN is reporting that the Director General of the BBC, George Entwhistle, is stepping down, and taking responsibility for erroneous information in a report the BBC broadcast concerning sex abuse allegations during the BBC's well-known NewsNight program.

Power Transition, Lawfare and the Spotify/Google Interlocking Directorate

Music Technology Policy

On May 12, 2014, Spotify’s director of economics Will Page gave a presentation at the Music Biz Conference in Nashville (hosted by the Google-dominated Music Business Association, formerly known as NARM in a soon to be forgotten day). Recall for a moment that the Federal Trade Commission pressured Google Executive Chairman (and then-CEO) Eric Schmidt to resign from the Apple board of directors. Director of U.S. Though this be madness, yet there is method in it.

Cannes Yacht Party: Great Directors

Thompson On Hollywood

I enjoyed talking to French director Catherine Breillat at the boat party. Tags: Cannes Angela Ismailos Cannes documentary Great Directors interviews yacht

University of Georgia School of Law Seeks Full-Time Director for New First Amendment Clinic @UGASchool of Law

Media Law Prof Blog

The University of Georgia School of Law is accepting applications for a full-time director for its new First Amendment Clinic. The position will begin in January 2020. Information about the posting is available here: [link

Appeals Court Rules Producer, Not Director, Gets Film Copyright

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The 2nd Circuit examines contributions and ownership in creative works. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Music Business THR Online

ICYMI: My Litera TV Interview with Melissa Speidel, Director of Business Transformation at K&L Gates

Media Law

Last week on my live-streaming legal program Law Insights on Litera TV , I interviewed Melissa Speidel , director of business transformation at the law firm K&L Gates. Her job, Melissa says, is to “take care of the business” — to manage and find solutions throughout the firm and also to engage with clients to help them with developing and implementing solutions. You can watch our full half-hour interview below. Litera Uncategorized

'Midnight Rider' Director's Incarceration Being Probed by FBI

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Two lawyers submit sworn affidavits that they've been contacted by FBI agents looking into possible civil rights violations. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Music Business THR Online

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Katie Couric, 'Under the Gun' Director Face $13M Defamation Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A pro-gun group contends that Couric’s question didn’t leave them speechless — allegedly deceptive editing accomplished that. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Ousted vaccine director says pandemic warnings were ignored

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

'Citizenfour' Director Laura Poitras Sues Over "Kafkaesque" Airport Screening

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

She's demanding answers to why she was detained on more than 50 occasions in an FOIA suit against the U.S. government. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Movies Culture THR Online

ACEDS Names Industry Veteran As New Executive Director

Media Law

Two months ago here, I reported that Mary Mack, the executive director of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), the leading membership and certification organization for e-discovery professionals, and Kaylee Walstad, who Mack brought on in 2018 as vice president of client engagement, would leave the organization at the end of October. Most recently, he was founder and managing director of his own consulting firm, eDPM Advisory Services.

Director Polanski Denied Bail

Media Law Prof Blog

The Swiss justice ministry has denied director Roman Polanski bail, having determined that he is a flight risk. Read more here in a BBC story and here in an article from the Guardian. Mr. Polanski is fighting extradition to the

CDC director issues warning about second wave of virus

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

'Die Hard' Director John McTiernan Released From Prison

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

After nearly ten months in a federal prison camp after being convicted of lying to the FBI, the director of "Predator" and "Hunt For Red October" is filing a complaint with the Justice Department in an effort to clear his name. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Business

SAG National Executive Director Firing – How it Went Down

Digital Media Law

The SAG board’s moderate majority fired National Executive Director Doug Allen today by using a document signed by board members and called a “written assent.” the following actions are hereby authorized through written assent by a majority of the members of the SAG National Board of Directors. He is no longer the National Executive Director and has no authority to take any action, make any statement on behalf of this union or direct any Guild employee to take any action.

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Tomorrow on Litera TV: Dan Linna, Director of Law and Tech at Northwestern Law

Media Law

director of Law and Technology Initiatives and senior lecturer at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and McCormick School of Engineering. Join me tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. ET on Litera TV for a live interview with Daniel W. Linna Jr. Dan also writes the blog LegalTech Lever , on leveraging legal innovation and technology to improve legal services, and hosts the podcast Law Technology Now.

Trump contradicts and demeans CDC director

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

End of an Era: Tom Bruce, Trailblazing Director of LII, to Retire after 27 Years

Media Law

After working at Cornell Law School as director of educational technologies, he became co-director of the LII at its founding in 1992 and director in 2004. It is possible that no one was more influential in shaping the universe of online access to legal information than Tom Bruce.

Geffen Playhouse Hit With Age Discrimination Suit from Ex-Artistic Director

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Randall Arney says the theater fired him because of his age and/or Bell's Palsy diagnosis and lied about the circumstances of his exit. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Culture THR Online

MGM Sues 'Buckaroo Banzai' Writer and Director Over Right to Make New TV Series

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Earl Mac Rauch and Walter Richter proclaim they own rights — and have been telling others including Amazon Studios and Kevin Smith's agents at WME. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

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Director John McTiernan Loses His Pellicano Appeal

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The man behind "Die Hard," "Hunt for Red October" and "Predator" could soon begin serving his sentence of 12 months in prison. read more. The Business Die Hard Movies THR, Esq

Suge Knight Arraigned for Allegedly Threatening to Kill 'Straight Outta Compton' Director F. Gary Gray

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The former rap mogul is also awaiting trial for murder in connection with a hit and run that happened during filming. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Music THR Online Suge Knight Straight Outta Compton

'Mad Max: Fury Road' Director George Miller Suing Warner Bros. for $7M Bonus

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The dispute will be litigated in Australia after Warner Bros. lost an argument about how it should be arbitrated in California. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

'London Fields' Director Asserts Producers Lied About Creative Control, Funding

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The difficulties on adapting the 25-year-old celebrated novel continue. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

More Directors Oppose DirecTV's VOD Plan

Media Law Prof Blog

More directors coming out against the VOD initiative promoted by DirecTV. Article here at the Hollywood Reporter

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Haley Altman Named Litera’s Global Director of Business Development and Strategy

Media Law

Haley Altman, who joined the document technology company Litera in August 2019 when it acquired the transactions management company she founded, Doxly, has today been named Litera’s global director of business development and strategy.

Blue Man Group Fights Music Director Over Royalties From Billion Dollar Show

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Ian Pai, early collaborator, is trying his luck at hundreds of millions in damages. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online

DIRECTORS REACH AGREEMENT WITH PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION

Entertainment Litigation Blog

The Directors Guild announced a tentative collective bargaining agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). The directors received concessions on issues relating to jurisdiction over new media as well as on compensation for internet downloads and other new media. Whether the writers think the directors' agreement is sufficient remains to be seen.

Film Directors Are Authors, Right? Not Necessarily, Says Judge

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Producers vs. directors: another chapter in the sometimes stormy relationship. This one is primed to be heard by an appeals court. read more. Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Business

FCC Chair Appoints New Managing Director

Media Law Prof Blog

Robbins as managing director of the agency. FCC head Julius Genachowski has appointed David B. In making the appointment, Mr. Genachowski noted, "“In our constant effort to be a model of excellence in government, I am pleased to welcome David

Staffing: SAG exec director honored by black lawyers

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A few entertainment law odds and ends: Screen Actors Guild national executive director David White has been named Entertainment, Sports & Art Law Section Attorney of the Year by the National Bar Association, the country's oldest and largest association of.