Is Equity Crowdfunding a game changer?

Gordon P. Firemark

Equity Crowdfunding is finally a reality. What Equity Crowdfunding is. How does Equity Crowdfunding work? Like any crowdfunding project (equity or otherwise), much depends on the company's ability to reach a very large number of prospective backers, and convince them that the project is worthy of their support. Equity Crowdfunding isn't going to be a big game changer. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -.

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Actor’s Equity On Strike: What’s it all about?

Gordon P. Firemark

Moreover, in an announcement today, Actors Equity told non-union actors and stage managers that they will be denied membership in the union in the future, should they agree to take work that's subject to the strike. Schedule a free consultation. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The post Actor’s Equity On Strike: What’s it all about?

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Breaking: Practice Management Platform MyCase Sold to Private Equity Group

Media Law

The practice management platform MyCase has been sold to a private equity firm, it was announced this morning. It was sold to funds advised by Apax Partners, a private equity firm, for approximately $193 million in cash.

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

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.

Market Pushes Private Equity Firms To Scrutinize Legal Spend, But Many Lack the Technology, Survey Finds

Media Law

A survey of private equity firms in the U.S. private equity (PE) firms with an average of more than $10 billion under management across multiple funds. and U.K. finds that a softening market for M&As and fundraising, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, is causing them to scrutinize their external legal spend more carefully than ever before.

Actress Equity

Media Law Prof Blog

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

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 Businessread more. The Business SAG AFTRA THR, Esq.

Litera Microsystems Is Sold to Hg Private Equity Group

Media Law

In 2017, K1 announced that it was combining four leading document technology companies — Litera, Microsystems, XRef and The Sackett Group — into a single business, and that it had invested over $100 million of equity behind the combination.

Text of Songwriter Equity Act of 2014

Music Technology Policy

This Act may be cited as the ``Songwriter Equity Act of 2014''''. [Congressional Bills 113th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 4079 Introduced in House (IH) ] 113th CONGRESS 2d Session H. 4079 To amend title 17, United States Code, to ensure fairness in the. establishment of certain rates and fees under sections 114 and 115 of.

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

ALSP Axiom Says It Will Receive Significant Strategic Investment from Private Equity Firm Permira

Media Law

Axiom , one of the world’s largest alternative legal services providers, said today that it has entered into an agreement with private equity firm Permira by which a company backed by Permira funds will take a significant investment in Axiom.

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.

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. For the first time, I’ll be bringing the #IRespectMusic campaign to the United States Senate. Over the next two days, I’ll be in Senate offices for discussions on fair market value specifically for American songwriters.

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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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 [.].

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.

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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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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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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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. However, the severity of a bust is based in part on group (read: global market) psychology and bad, unregulated choices (don’t get me started on so-called “free market” thinking!). Right now, the group think is pretty pessimistic and we’re in dire need of the equivalent of a global prescription for Prozac.

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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. However, the severity of a bust is based in part on group (read: global market) psychology and bad, unregulated choices (don’t get me started on so-called “free market” thinking!). Right now, the group think is pretty pessimistic and we’re in dire need of the equivalent of a global prescription for Prozac.

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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. Over the past 18 months, I’ve watched countless film projects rise, flounder and fall with the promise of financing.

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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. Over the past 18 months, I’ve watched countless film projects rise, flounder and fall with the promise of financing.

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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. I decided not to attend the Cannes Film Festival back in May because of the dismal economy and what I expected to be a poor showing there.

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. I decided not to attend the Cannes Film Festival back in May because of the dismal economy and what I expected to be a poor showing there.

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 capitalistsOne of my web start-up clients recently extolled the virtues of smart money over dumb money. My client asserted that smart money is the best way to grow a start-up.

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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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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. So, it’s difficult for them, let alone a whole industry to shake the mindset that the current ecology of the business will continue to be bleak forever. But this sour economy is just a part of a normal business cycle which will pass.

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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. So, it’s difficult for them, let alone a whole industry to shake the mindset that the current ecology of the business will continue to be bleak forever. But this sour economy is just a part of a normal business cycle which will pass.

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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. This process will likely [continue to] shift at a tectonic pace especially if credit remains tight, the costs of production continue to rise and equity sources dry up.

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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. This process will likely [continue to] shift at a tectonic pace especially if credit remains tight, the costs of production continue to rise and equity sources dry up.

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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 One of my web start-up clients recently extolled the virtues of smart money over dumb money. My client asserted that smart money is the best way to grow a start-up.

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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. Jerry Nadler at the so-called “Music Biz Association” Music Biz Entertainment & Technology Law Conference Series in New York.