DreamWorks Settles Animators' Antipoaching Suit for $50M

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Disney, Lucasfilm and Pixar remain in the fight. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Sony, Disney and DreamWorks Slam Anti-Poaching Lawsuit As Futile

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Blue Sky Studios Sony Pictures Entertainment DreamWorks Animation Labor Tech Business Studios demand a judge dismiss claims of a conspiracy over visual effects hiring practices read more. The Business Movies The Walt Disney Company THR Online THR, Esq.

Chang named general counsel at DreamWorks Animation

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Fernandez DreamWorks Animation has promoted Andrew Chang to general counsel. Chang has been with DreamWorks since 2002 and became head of litigation and technology law at DWA in 2004, when the company unveiled its IPO. By Jay A. Katherine Kendrick, Tags: Staffing

Jury Sides With DreamWorks Animation in 'Kung Fu Panda' Case (Exclusive)

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Movies Movies DreamWorks Animation Kung Fu Panda Kung Fu Panda 2Matthew Belloni Writer Terence Dunn claimed the studio stole his pitch for a “spiritual kung-fu fighting panda bear.” read more. THR, Esq.

DreamWorks Animation Beats Securities Lawsuit Over 'Turbo'

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A judge fails to see enough facts supporting allegations that the studio knew of the fraudulent nature of earnings-call statements or acted with deliberate recklessness. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Judge Delivers Setback to DreamWorks in 'Kung Fu Panda' Lawsuit

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Kung Fu Panda 2 DreamWorks Animation Business Kung Fu Panda 3The studio behind the blockbuster film can't escape a claim by an artist who says his work was stolen. A judge's ruling might set the stage for a jury trial later this year. read more. Kung Fu Panda Movies THR, Esq.

DreamWorks Hit With Another Lawsuit Over 'Kung Fu Panda' (Exclusive)

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Eriq Gardner Artist says he pitched 'Kung Fu Panda Power' to Dreamworks execs in late-1990s. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies

DreamWorks Seeking New Distrib Deal

Thompson On Hollywood

s Nobu, several reporters at the party called Universal execs to inform them that they had heard that DreamWorks was negotiating a new distribution deal with Disney. This came as a shock to Universal, which had been trying to accommodate DreamWorks' increasing demands.

Hollywood Docket: DreamWorks' Royalty Collection; 'X Factor' Conspiracy; 'Looper' FX Lawsuit

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DreamWorks Animation Business A roundup of some new lawsuits including the allegation that News Corp. could be on the hook for billions of dollars over in-store coupons. read more. The Business Looper The X Factor THR, Esq.

DreamWorks and Disney Announce Distrib Deal

Thompson On Hollywood

So the DreamWorks distribution deal with Disney is done. It won't make Disney happy if new DreamWorks movies made under the Disney deal wind up in rival Universal theme parks. What will happen to DreamWorks Animation, a company that presumably will be sold to a studio someday?

Sony, Disney and DreamWorks Can't Escape Lawsuit Over Anti-Poaching Pacts

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Visual effects workers allege a conspiracy to suppress wages and work opportunities. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

$100M Disney Settlement Signals End of Animators' Anti-Poaching Fight

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Movies Movies THR Online Blue Sky Studios DreamWorks Animation Pixar The Walt Disney Company Walt Disney Animation LaborDisney, Lucasfilm, Pixar and Two Pic MC have finally reached a deal with animators and VFX workers. read more. THR, Esq.

DreamWorks Animation Beats Securities Lawsuit Over 'Turbo'

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Judge fails to seen enough facts supporting allegations that the studio knew of the fraudulent nature of earnings calls statements, or acted with deliberate recklessness. read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Business

Judge Certifies Class in Animators' Anti-Poaching Scheme Lawsuit

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VFX workers claim Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks and others conspired to keep wages low by promising not to poach one another's employees. Movies Movies THR Online DreamWorks Animation Pixar Walt Disney Animationread more. THR, Esq.

Hollywood Docket: Animation Anti-Poaching, Alleged Sexual Abuse on Cher Tour

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Lucasfilm Dreamworks Studios DreamWorks Animation Sony Pictures Imageworks DreamWorks SKG George Lucas Business Entertainment legal news including a lawyer''s Photoshopped celebrity pictures and a dismissed ''Captain America'' lawsuit read more. Music Pixar Sony Pictures Animation Movies THR Online THR, Esq.

DreamWorks Animation Wins Big 'Kung Fu Panda' Lawsuit (Exclusive)

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On the verge of a trial, artist Jayme Gordon suddenly withdraws the claim that his work was stolen to make the 2008 blockbuster. read more. The Business Movies THR, Esq. Business Kung Fu Panda 3

Disney and DreamWorks Animation Want Appeals Court to Stop Fight With 10,000 Animation Workers

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The studios make a big bid to pause a legal fight to get clarity on an issue that could impact the certifications of class actions. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

DreamWorks Animation's Victory in 'Kung Fu Panda' Case Affirmed

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Terence Dunn had claimed that the studio had breached an implied promise to pay him for sharing an idea over a spiritual panda bear. read more. Kung Fu Panda The Business Movies THR, Esq. Business

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

Judge sides with Spielberg/DreamWorks; 'Disturbia' not too similar to 'Rear Window'

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By Eriq Gardner A message to all those who are thinking about suing a Hollywood studio for ripping off an idea: Unless the studio agreed to hear your pitch, or unless you've got concrete evidence that your copyrighted material was.

Meet the Folks Suggesting Comcast Should Be Paying More for DreamWorks Animation

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Hint: They have J.D. degrees. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Man Who Says DreamWorks Stole 'Kung Fu Panda' Wins Round in Court

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Matthew Belloni Terence Dunn filed suit in June claiming that he pitched the story of a "spiritual kung-fu fighting panda bear" to DWA execs during a series of phone conversations in Nov. 2001 read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business

Could Martin Luther King Jr.'s kids stop DreamWorks from making a biopic?

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By Eriq Gardner DreamWorks has a dream: The first authorized theatrical film of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Unfortunately, it's hard to have a dream when those who claim rights to the civil rights leader's life are having.

L.A. Law Shakeup: Top Showbiz Dealmakers Exiting O'Melveny & Myers for Rival (Exclusive)

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Sony Pictures Entertainment Legendary Pictures DreamWorks Animation Legendary Entertainment Business Latham & Watkins has lured entertainment Power Lawyers Joe Calabrese and Christopher Brearton from their longtime firm read more. The Business Paramount Movies Participant Media THR Online THR, Esq.

DreamWorks Prevails; Mark Speaks at VSDA

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LEGAL INSIGHTS FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND MULTIMEDIA July 15, 2005 In this newsletter: DREAMWORKS PREVAILS IN "ANTZ" COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT CASE Scriptwriter David Seals-McClellan lost his copyright infringement case against DreamWorks. He claimed the DreamWorks movie "Antz" infringed his script entitled "Eddie the Existential Ant." The Ninth Circuit rejected Seals-McClellan's appeal from a lower court's issuing of summary judgment in favor of DreamWorks.

DreamWorks Prevails; Mark Speaks at VSDA

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

LEGAL INSIGHTS FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND MULTIMEDIA July 15, 2005 In this newsletter: DREAMWORKS PREVAILS IN "ANTZ" COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT CASE Scriptwriter David Seals-McClellan lost his copyright infringement case against DreamWorks. He claimed the DreamWorks movie "Antz" infringed his script entitled "Eddie the Existential Ant." The Ninth Circuit rejected Seals-McClellan's appeal from a lower court's issuing of summary judgment in favor of DreamWorks.

DREAMWORKS WINS PLAGIARISM SUIT

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

May 24, 2002 DREAMWORKS WINS PLAGIARISM SUIT Dreamworks has prevailed in a copyright infringement lawsuit brought by former Green Beret Keith Idema who claimed the movie AThe Peacemaker@ infringed his novel and screenplay. Dreamworks, Inc., The infringement claims were dismissed by Judge Audrey Collins in a lengthy 70-page decision which includes a detail analysis of the works and explains why the similarities do not amount to copyright infringement.

DREAMWORKS WINS PLAGIARISM SUIT

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

May 24, 2002 DREAMWORKS WINS PLAGIARISM SUIT Dreamworks has prevailed in a copyright infringement lawsuit brought by former Green Beret Keith Idema who claimed the movie AThe Peacemaker@ infringed his novel and screenplay. Dreamworks, Inc., The infringement claims were dismissed by Judge Audrey Collins in a lengthy 70-page decision which includes a detail analysis of the works and explains why the similarities do not amount to copyright infringement.

The Bail Out

DealFatigue

Nonetheless, it’s still surprising to count the big bucks involved in the DreamWorks deal or in Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Media or in Media Rights Capital’s portfolio at a time when the rest of the economy is locked in a liquidity crisis.

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Feds Charge Artist With Fraudulent Attempt to Take Credit for 'Kung Fu Panda'

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According to prosecutors, Jayme Gordon fabricated evidence in a lawsuit against DreamWorks Animation. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

The Film Industry Is In A Pickle

DealFatigue

Lavery : Any thoughts on Indian financing opportunities like the recent Spielberg-DreamWorks deal?

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Judge Rejects Antitrust Lawsuit Over Studio Antipoaching Pacts

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Sony, Disney and DreamWorks Animation are able to dismiss a class action lawsuit from visual effects workers who alleged being denied better work opportunities via a conspiracy. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Spielberg vs. Universal

Thompson On Hollywood

As Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider prepare to take their DreamWorks deal to Disney --an announcement is expected today--Kim Masters lays out more details on just what happened. Tags: Steven Spielberg Studios DreamWorks Reliance Ron Meyer Stacey Snider Steven Spielberg Universal

The Film Industry Is In A Pickle

DealFatigue

Lavery : Any thoughts on Indian financing opportunities like the recent Spielberg-DreamWorks deal? Pickle Magazine, a film industry publication based in India about all things Bollywood and now, Hollywood, recently asked producer and sales agent, Ron Lavery to interview me and ten others for its American Film Market edition.

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The Film Industry Is In A Pickle

DealFatigue

Lavery : Any thoughts on Indian financing opportunities like the recent Spielberg- DreamWorks deal? Pickle Magazine, a film industry publication based in India about all things Bollywood and now, Hollywood , recently asked producer and sales agent, Ron Lavery to interview me and ten others for its American Film Market edition.

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The Bail Out

DealFatigue

Nonetheless, it’s still surprising to count the big bucks involved in the DreamWorks deal or in Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Media or in Media Rights Capital’s portfolio at a time when the rest of the economy is locked in a liquidity crisis. No matter our behavior, the economy fluctuates from boom to bust on a fairly predicable basis.

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The Bail Out

DealFatigue

Nonetheless, it’s still surprising to count the big bucks involved in the DreamWorks deal or in Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Media or in Media Rights Capital’s portfolio at a time when the rest of the economy is locked in a liquidity crisis. No matter our behavior, the economy fluctuates from boom to bust on a fairly predicable basis.

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Legal Fight Clouds Planned 'All of Me' Remake (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Multiple court cases are proceeding as DreamWorks develops of a film about a character who enters a lawyer's body. read more

"Kung Fu Panda" Suit Proceeds To Discovery

Media Law Prof Blog

An update on that lawsuit against Dreamworks Animation for theft of the "Kung Fu Panda" idea. Terence Dunn says he pitched the idea of a spiritual kung fu fighting panda bear to the studio in 2001 but the studio said

Tai Chi expert claims 'Kung Fu Panda' stolen from his pitch

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By Matthew Belloni EXCLUSIVE: A martial arts guru is accusing DreamWorks Animation of stealing one of its most lucrative characters. Terence Dunn, who describes himself as a writer-producer-teacher-philosopher and says he "pioneered the practice of Tai Chi, Kung Fu and.

Is 'Avatar' really immune from piracy?

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

He's followed others in the industry, such as DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, who was one of. By Eriq Gardner and Matthew Belloni "Avatar" director James Cameron has frequently touted 3D filmmaking as the industry's best hope for combating piracy.

Annies Snub Wall-E

Thompson On Hollywood

In a surprise turn at the Animation Guild Awards (Annies), DreamWorks Animation's Kung Fu Panda won the top prizes. Kung Fu Panda – DreamWorks Animation. Li-Ming Lawrence Lee “Kung Fu Panda” – DreamWorks Animation. Nico Marlet “Kung Fu Panda” – DreamWorks Animation.

Entertainment Law Update Episode 023 – Monkeying around with copyright law

Gordon P. Firemark

Jury Sides With DreamWorks Animation in ‘Kung Fu Panda’ Case. Calmese Lexology: [link] Decision: [link] Quick Takes Jury Sides With DreamWorks Animation in 'Kung Fu Panda' Case THREsq: [link]. Call us with your feedback: (310) 243-6231. In this Episode: Righthaven is wrong… again, and again, and again… Disney Appeals &# Millionaire&# verdict. Wizard of Oz film characters still protected. First Sale doesn’t apply to imported goods.

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