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Collaboration Agreement E-book available

Gordon P. Firemark

Do you work on creative projects with others? What should your collaboration agreements include? This FREE ebook lays it all out for you so you can: Protect yourself. Protect your collaborators. Protect your work. Maximize your chances of success.

Iliza Shlesinger's Girls-Only Show Sparks Lawsuit Over "War on Men"

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The suit likens the show to a kind of "old-fashioned sexism." read more. THR, Esq. Culture Culture THR Online

Will Congress Bring Songwriters a Lump of Coal or Justice?

Music Technology Policy

It is axiomatic that as government expands, liberty contracts. Songwriters are among the most highly regulated workers in America, so on the continuum of liberty, guess where songwriters score? Most people are surprised by that unadulterated, and rather bleak, fact.

Filming in Public – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. link]. What are the legal risks when you film in places and at events where people will inevitably wind up in the background of your shots?

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Retain Ownership of TV Show – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. Can you make a TV show, and still retain the rights? Hi, I'm attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level.

Happy New Year!

Gordon P. Firemark

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -. The post Happy New Year! originally appeared on Entertainment Law Offices of Gordon P. Firemark. Entertainment Law Offices of Gordon P. Firemark - Los Angeles Entertainment Lawyers - Theatre, Film, TV & New Media. Entertainment Law

Episode 83 – Down a dark desert highway

Gordon P. Firemark

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].

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Contracts must prohibit sexual harassment in the entertainment workplace.

Gordon P. Firemark

It's a tragedy that the headline of this story even needed to be written. But it did. Desperately. By now, we've all heard about the truly despicable behavior of some hollywood heavyweights. Men in power abusing that power to take advantage of, demean and humiliate women. And we're learning just how persuasive this kind of thing has been throughout the entertainment industry. Thanks to the courage and tenacity of a handful of prominent women in the business, the dirty little (big?)

The Labor Shortage Rebound

Gordon P. Firemark

How smart companies regain & retain skilled talent in the construction industry. The skilled labor shortage spans several major industries in the United States (and overseas)—a trend that has hit construction particularly hard in recent years.

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Entertainment Law Update 81 – Slants and Supremes

Gordon P. Firemark

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]. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -.

The Equifax Breach, and what you should do to protect your credit

Gordon P. Firemark

While this post is not, strictly speaking, on the “Entertainment Law” beat, several clients asked me about it, and I addressed their concerns in my e-newsletter (sign up in the sidebar). On recommendation from a friend, I'm reposting it here as a service to readers.

Olivia de Havilland's FX Feud Tests Boundaries of Storytelling in Docudramas

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The 101-year-old actress sued over her portrayal in the series 'Feud: Bette and Joan.' read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online International

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Jean-Michel Jarre Identifies the Value Transfer

Music Technology Policy

Jean-Michel Jarre. Composer and performer Jean-Michel Jarre put his finger right on the right approach to online policy in a recent speech to policy makers at an SIAE event in Italy. Jean-Michel is the current president of CISAC.)

Entertainment Lawyer Explains Fair Use

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: What is Fair Use, and when does it apply? Hi, I'm attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level.

Clip Clearance – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: Is there a way to clear rights for clips from old films easily and cost-effectively? Hi, I'm attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level.

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Who owns the cover art for a novel? – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: ?. link]. TRANSCRIPT: Who owns the cover art for a novel? Hi, I'm attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level.

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Happy Thanksgiving, giving thanks.

Gordon P. Firemark

I want to take a few moments to wish all of my readers, listeners, colleagues, clients and friends, a very happy Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving holiday is a good time to consider all that we are thankful for, and to express that gratitude. Personally, I am blessed with a marvelous family.

What can You Do when Someone Uses Your Content Without Permission – Entertainment Law Asked and Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: What can you do when someone uses your content without permission? Hi, I'm attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level.

Rules for using Copyright Material in Video Projects – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: What are the rules for using copyright material in your video projects? Hi, I'm attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level.

Entertainment Law Update 81 – Slants and Supremes

Gordon P. Firemark

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]. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -.

Episode 84 – Stripes, Chevrons and Lunchboxes?

Gordon P. Firemark

Show notes are located at [link] 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. Here's what we talked about… New Bill Makes the Appointment of the Register of Copyrights More Democratic. Point Counterpoint). Film on Denied Compulsory Licenses (Follow Up – Ep 58). Cheerleading Uniforms: Designs are Separable (followup).

Episode 85 – Over The Top, Net Neutrality, and more

Gordon P. Firemark

Show notes are located at [link] 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. Here's what we talked about… Eagles Sue Hotel California for Trademark Infringement. The US Patent and Trademark Office Denies “MARIJUANAVILLE” its Trademark. Who's on First Petitions for Cert.

Judge Judy's $47M Salary Isn't Reasonable, Says Talent Agency

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

New court papers in an accounting lawsuit showcase financials for the courtroom drama and point to the salaries of other TV stars. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online Judy Sheindlin Representation

Spotify Settlement Points a Finger At Facebook

Music Technology Policy

More on this later, but Robert Levine is reporting in Billboard that the combined Lowery/Ferrick potential class actions have reached a $43.4 million settlement with Spotify ( read the latest court document on the settlement here from Pacer).

Why Won't Google Comment On a Lawsuit Accusing YouTube of Censoring Conservatives?

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

What's driving the tech giant's silence on a claim of violating the First Amendment? read more. THR, Esq. Business Tech Business THR Online

Hollywood Confronts a Copyright Argument With Potential for Mass Disruption

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Who really owns the CG characters in blockbuster films like 'Avengers' and 'Night at the Museum'? On Monday, a judge was told it's not the studios. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

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Donald Trump Can Destroy Records Without Judicial Review, Justice Department Tells Court

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Deleted tweets? Purges of phone records? The erasing of secretly recorded conversations? The Trump Administration tells a D.C. judge that courts can't review compliance with preservation laws. read more. THR, Esq. Politics Politics Tech THR Online

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Ennio Morricone Loses Bid to Reclaim Rights to Film Scores

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A judge rules that under Italian law, his scores were created as works made for hire. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Music Business THR Online

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Harvey Weinstein to Sue N.Y. Times, Says His Attorney

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Charles Harder says that proceeds from the case will be donated to women's organizations. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Milo Yiannopoulos Wins First Round in $10M Lawsuit Against Simon & Schuster

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A judge doesn't agree that the one time Yiannopoulos stayed silent meant much. read more. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Online

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Judge Allows $900 Million 'Conjuring' Lawsuit Against Warner Bros.

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The studio's bid to dismiss or force arbitration is rejected with an April 16 trial scheduled. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

Showtime Hit With Class-Action Lawsuit Over Failed Mayweather-McGregor Streams

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Grainy video, errors and buffering streams weren't what fans paid $99 to see, according to the lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech THR Online

Answers to some common Trademark Questions

Gordon P. Firemark

Your Trademark Questions Answered. Battles are waged in the market and lawsuits are filed all in the name of trademarks. You might have heard about the case filed by Nike against counterfeiters, and you have read in the papers the temerity of other fly-by-night businesses of copying the marks and names of successful companies. So what's with trademarks that stir up a storm of lawsuits and battles? Trademarks are enormously valuable business assets.

Lynyrd Skynyrd Movie Endangered by Judge's Ruling

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The family of two members killed by the 1977 plane crash have won an injunction against 'Street Survivor.' read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Music Business THR Online

Guest Post by @schneidermaria: Google’s Self-driven “Carma”

Music Technology Policy

[Editor Charlie sez: We’re pleased to publish this guest post written by Maria Schneider , a five-time GRAMMY-winning composer and bandleader, a board member of the Council of Music Creators , and an active supporter of MusicAnswers.org.

'Buck Rogers' Ownership Dispute at Center of New Trial

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Descendants of the author battle descendants of the publisher. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Judge Judy Goes Off in Profits Lawsuit: "CBS Had No Choice But to Pay Me"

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

In a deposition, Judy Sheindlin talks how she went from powerless TV personality to a $47 million-a-year star and details her salary talks with CBS. This isn't a negotiation," she tells the network's execs. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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