Is Equity Crowdfunding a game changer?

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Prince Estate Aims to Show Tidal "Fabricated" Equity Deal

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

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Trending Sources

Practice Management Platform PracticePanther Takes ‘Large’ Private Equity Investment

Media Law

Panther Software, Miami-based developer of the cloud-based law practice management platform PracticePanther, is announcing today that it has taken an investment from Alpine SG, a portfolio company of the San Francisco private equity firm Alpine Investors. The post Practice Management Platform PracticePanther Takes ‘Large’ Private Equity Investment appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Equity Proposal to Pay Actors Roils Los Angeles 99-Seat Theatre Producers

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Paying minimum wage is a non-starter say producers, many of whom are Equity members. Actors Equity Labor Business read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq.

Icahn sues Lionsgate over equity swap

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Etan Vlessing Carl Icahn is taking Lionsgate to court to overturn its debt-for-equity swap with major shareholder Mark Rachesky. Icahn on Monday said he filed a lawsuit in the New York State Supreme Court against Lionsgate, its board of.

Tom Carpenter leaves SAG-AFTRA, joins Actors’ Equity as General Counsel

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The union’s chief labor counsel departs for a legal and executive role at Actors Equity – further consolidating the power of former SAG staff in the merged union’s executive ranks. Actors Equity SAG-AFTRA Labor Business

Fox, Private Equity Giant Schemed to Strip 'American Idol' Producer, Lawsuit Claims

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Having allegedly made a bad $510 million bet on the competition singing show, Apollo Global Management allegedly orchestrated a complex transaction that left Core Media's lenders holding the bag. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Songwriter’s Equity Act Reintroduced – What Does It Propose?

Broadcast Law Blog

The Songwriter’s Equity Act has once again been introduced in Congress (see our article about that Act when it was introduced in the last Congress). Intellectual Property Internet Radio Music Rights On Line Media 801b standard ascap antitrust consent decree bmi antitrust consent decree DOJ review of antitrust consent decrees mechanical royalty public performance rights Songwriters Equity Act willing buyer willing seller

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Media Law Prof Blog

Amy Jenkins discusses the male/female ratio in British tv, as actors and as writers

UPDATE: The Problem with the JOBS Act and Equity Crowdfunding

Music Technology Policy

The JOBS Act would allow equity investment over the Internet, which is difficult due to the disclosure requirements under U.S. securities laws (as a crowdsourced equity investment would be, or be sufficiently like, selling stock).

Blake Morgan Takes #irespectmusic Campaign to U.S. Senate Supporting Songwriters Equity Act

Music Technology Policy

The Songwriter Equity Act, like the Fair Play Fair Pay Act, is a crucial piece of legislation supported by both parties that American music makers want, need, and deserve. Blake Morgan posted this on his Facebook page today: So…today is the day.

The Problem with the JOBS Act and Equity Crowdfunding

Music Technology Policy

The JOBS Act would allow equity investment over the Internet, which is difficult due to the disclosure requirements under U.S. securities laws (as a crowdsourced equity investment would be, or be sufficiently like, selling stock). The U.S. Congress passed the JOBS (Jumpstart our Business Startups) Act, and President Obama is expected to sign it. The JOBS Act gives the SEC 270 days to draft regulations to implement crowd-funding of startups.

Sony's Equity Stake in Spotify Survives Scrutiny in 'American Idol' Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

19 Recordings was arguing that Sony was taking ownership in the streaming giant in lieu of demanding fair-market royalty rates. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Music Tech Business THR Online

UTA Wants to Bring CAA's Private Equity Owner Into Poaching Fight

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Two ex-CAA agents who weren't under contract signed LLC agreements when TPG Capital bought its stake, which UTA says demands arbitration. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

UPDATE: Bubbleriders and the Problem with the JOBS Act and Equity Crowdfunding

Music Technology Policy

The JOBS Act would allow equity investment over the Internet, which is difficult due to the disclosure requirements under U.S. securities laws (as a crowdsourced equity investment would be, or be sufficiently like, selling stock).

The Bail Out

DealFatigue

If bank financing dries up, private equity (e.g., No matter our behavior, the economy fluctuates from boom to bust on a fairly predicable basis.

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Black Box Dealmaking

DealFatigue

The prevailing wisdom is that things have gotten so bad with oil, gas and real estate investment that film finance actually looks like a safe bet for equity investors. Film investment for equity players continues to be a very risky play.

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Waiting For The Dough

DealFatigue

I thought that Toronto would present a sea change in the degrading economics of the business; that the credit markets would thaw; and the cash equity of retired Silicon Valley and Wall Street insiders, the Chinese, the Indians and institutional investors would make the trek up to Canada in droves.

The Bail Out

DealFatigue

If bank financing dries up, private equity (e.g., No matter our behavior, the economy fluctuates from boom to bust on a fairly predicable basis.

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The Bail Out

DealFatigue

If bank financing dries up, private equity (e.g., No matter our behavior, the economy fluctuates from boom to bust on a fairly predicable basis.

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Black Box Dealmaking

DealFatigue

The prevailing wisdom is that things have gotten so bad with oil, gas and real estate investment that film finance actually looks like a safe bet for equity investors. Film investment for equity players continues to be a very risky play.

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Black Box Dealmaking

DealFatigue

The prevailing wisdom is that things have gotten so bad with oil, gas and real estate investment that film finance actually looks like a safe bet for equity investors. Film investment for equity players continues to be a very risky play.

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Smart Money vs. Dumb Money

DealFatigue

Equity Film Financing Internet Notable Producing Start-ups The Culture Venture Capital advisory board board of directors dumb money equity investors film finance movie producers optics producers smart money venture capitalists

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Smart Money vs. Dumb Money

DealFatigue

Tags: Equity board of directors movie producers optics film finance smart money Notable Start-ups venture capitalists Film The Culture advisory board dumb money Financing equity investors producers Producing Venture Capital Internet

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Waiting For The Dough

DealFatigue

I thought that Toronto would present a sea change in the degrading economics of the business; that the credit markets would thaw; and the cash equity of retired Silicon Valley and Wall Street insiders, the Chinese, the Indians and institutional investors would make the trek up to Canada in droves.

Waiting For The Dough

DealFatigue

I thought that Toronto would present a sea change in the degrading economics of the business; that the credit markets would thaw; and the cash equity of retired Silicon Valley and Wall Street insiders, the Chinese, the Indians and institutional investors would make the trek up to Canada in droves.

The Film Industry Is In A Pickle

DealFatigue

Over the longer term though – and I’ve already witnessed it first hand – private equity will step in to do more traditional debt financing (albeit at a premium) if the banks are unable to do so.

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Quantum Mechanics

DealFatigue

Then came sale-lease back deals from the UK, investment from German film funds and most recently, private equity and hedge fund financing. Despite all of the self-help books preaching the contrary, people have a hard time living outside the moment.

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Quantum Mechanics

DealFatigue

Then came sale-lease back deals from the UK, investment from German film funds and most recently, private equity and hedge fund financing. Despite all of the self-help books preaching the contrary, people have a hard time living outside the moment.

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Quantum Mechanics

DealFatigue

Then came sale-lease back deals from the UK, investment from German film funds and most recently, private equity and hedge fund financing. Despite all of the self-help books preaching the contrary, people have a hard time living outside the moment.

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Quantum Mechanics

DealFatigue

Then came sale-lease back deals from the UK, investment from German film funds and most recently, private equity and hedge fund financing. Despite all of the self-help books preaching the contrary, people have a hard time living outside the moment.

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Gender Equity on the Supreme Court - Is it Really Irrelevant?

The Legal Satyricon

Recently in Slate magazine, Dahlia Lithwick wrote a compelling piece arguing the high demand for a more gender balanced court. I don’t necessarily agree with some of her language–words such as gender are problematic as a result of socially constructed ideologies, but I do agree 100% with the article as a whole. Still, beneath [.].

Smart Money vs. Dumb Money

DealFatigue

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The Film Industry Is In A Pickle

DealFatigue

Over the longer term though – and I’ve already witnessed it first hand – private equity will step in to do more traditional debt financing (albeit at a premium) if the banks are unable to do so.

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The Film Industry Is In A Pickle

DealFatigue

Over the longer term though – and I’ve already witnessed it first hand – private equity will step in to do more traditional debt financing (albeit at a premium) if the banks are unable to do so.

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New Service Launches to Pay Union Bonds (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Actors Equity SAG-AFTRA Labor Business IATSE For a fee, BondIt will front the security deposit required by SAG-AFTRA and other unions, relieving a cash flow problem that confronts independent productions. read more. The Business DGA Movies THR Online THR, Esq.

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Help @RepJerryNadler Beat the Cartels because #irespectmusic

Music Technology Policy

Jerry Nadler Songwriter Equity Act Transparency in Music Licensing and Ownership ActEmmanuel Legrand posted a very informative piece in his newsletter about a speech by Rep.

Saturdays With Harvey

DealFatigue

Distribution Financing Independent Film Television bob weinstein equity investors film business harvey weinstein symposium Last week’s Entertainment Business symposium at UCLA lacked the usual spark one feels when 500 lawyers gather together in one room. Even so, I live-tweeted a number of the highlights from the two-day event. uclaentertainmentsymposiym financing film slates are back. — Peter Kaufman (@Dealfatigue) March 8, 2014.

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SAG-AFTRA Joint Bargaining: AFTRA Hesitates, Slightly; and More

Digital Media Law

In addition, the Cabinet created a national Actors’ Equity Cooperation Committee to explore with Actors’ Equity areas of mutual interest and concern. Second, at the level of 99-seat productions (in Los Angeles , this is the 99 Seat Plan, commonly referred to as Equity waiver; in New York , the Showcase Code), cooperation might result in allowing small producers to exhibit pay-per-view tapings on YouTube or other websites. Equity declined to comment for this story.)

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Fox Seeks to Dismiss $240 Million Lawsuit by 'American Idol' Lenders

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The suit alleges that Fox schemed with private equity giant Apollo Global Management to strip the assets of 'Idol' producer Core Media to the detriment of lenders.

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.

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It’s a Play! It’s Live Internet TV! It’s Both, and it Opens in Los Angeles on Friday

Digital Media Law

But will Actors’ Equity, the union that governs live theatre? Produced under the banner of Heretick Theatre Lab , The Noir Series seems to challenge Equity’s long-held determination to disallow recording or streaming of plays in order to preserve the primacy of the live performance.

Entertainment Industry Sends U.S. Trade Office a NAFTA Negotiation Wish List

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Lifting foreign equity caps and overhauling safe harbor protections for Internet companies is on the agenda for the MPAA and others. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Music Tech Business THR Online

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