Kevin Costner Suit Seeks $3.85M for Film Festival 'Fraud'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The actor-producer is suing Kylin Pictures for using his name to sell 'Shanghai Sojourners' at the Shanghai International Film Festival and then removing him from the project and not paying him.

Aretha Franklin Seeks Emergency Injunction to Stop 'Amazing Grace' at Telluride Film Festival

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The singer asks a Colorado judge to prevent the release of the Sydney Pollack film, which will screen in Telluride and Toronto. Risky Business Movies Movies Business THR Online Aretha Franklin Telluride Film Festival TIFF 2015 Toronto International Film Festival

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Promotion Of 2012 Sundance Film Festival Leads To Defamation Showdown

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner A real estate mogul building the country's largest home is suing a documentary filmmaker and the Sundance festival organizer for putting out marketing literature that stated he went from "rags to riches to rags." Movies Movies Business Sundance Film Festival

Aretha Franklin Granted Injunction to Stop Telluride Showing of 'Amazing Grace'

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The singer says the new film showing her 1972 performance violated her rights to name and likeness and invaded her privacy. The Business Movies Music Business THR Online Telluride Film Festival

Anne Hathaway Lizard Film Under 'Godzilla' Attack in New Lawsuit (Exclusive)

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The Japanese rightsholders Toho want to stomp out the monster film 'Colossal' from Voltage Pictures. Movies Movies Business THR Online Anne Hathaway Nacho Vigalondo Nicolas Chartier Toho Company Ltd Voltage Pictures Cannes 2015 Cannes Film Festival Godzilla Godzilla (2014

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Director Lars von Trier Banned From Cannes Film Festival For "Nazi" Remark

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Cannes Film Festival officials have banned Lars von Trier from the event after he announced he was "a Nazi" at a press conference and told the media he "understood Hitler". He has since tried to distance himself from his remarks

New York-based Entertainment Law Firm Launches

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

THR staff The launch of 3BLaw follows success for clients at the Sundance Film Festival. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business

Aretha Franklin Seeks to Stop Sales Screenings of 'Amazing Grace' Doc

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

An amended complaint was filed by the singer following reports that producer Alan Elliott showed the doc at a private screening at the Toronto Film Festival for commercial purposes.

Tribeca Film Festival Sues NY Developer for $100 Million

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Tribeca Film Festival Business Robert De Niro’s group says it was exploited in the bidding process for rights to a pier. read more. The Business Movies Robert De Niro THR Online THR, Esq.

Fox Stands Trial In $10 Million 'Napoleon Dynamite' Case

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The outcome of dispute over home video revenue depends on how a judge reads a contract negotiated at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business Fox Searchlight Pictures Napoleon Dynamite

TIFF: Aretha Franklin Doc 'Amazing Grace' Screening Canceled

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The cancelation comes after the singer was granted an injunction against the film's planned screening at the Telluride Film Festival this weekend.

Lil Wayne Documentary Litigation Takes a New Turn

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Eriq Gardner Appeals court tackles animosity over 2009 Sundance Film Festival hit read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies

Fox Beats 'Napoleon Dynamite' Producers on Appeal of Big Profits Ruling

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

With at least $10 million on the line, Fox Searchlight''s written deal triumphs over one lawyer''s oral understanding of what happened at the Sundance Film Festival.

Fearless Film Festival Fort Worth 2009

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You have until March 15 to submit your short films (up to 20 minutes’ length) in categories ranging from documentary and narrative to experimental, animation, dance, music-video and coming-attractions trailers to Fort Worth’s third annual Fearless Film Festival. Visit the Main Street Arts Festival website for details and an application. Tags: recording agreements music publishing Music Dallas/Fort Worth Texas Music Business Copyright Blogroll Film/TV

The Middle East International Film Festival

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I recently had the great pleasure of serving as a juror at the Middle East International Film Festival, held in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, from October 12 – 19. The Middle East Film Festival, in its second year now, was organized to bring together filmmakers from all over the world, particularly filmmakers from the Middle East. It’s part of the country’s multi-pronged approach to building a film industry from the ground up in Abu Dhabi.

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The Middle East International Film Festival

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

I recently had the great pleasure of serving as a juror at the Middle East International Film Festival, held in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, from October 12 – 19. The Middle East Film Festival, in its second year now, was organized to bring together filmmakers from all over the world, particularly filmmakers from the Middle East. It’s part of the country’s multi-pronged approach to building a film industry from the ground up in Abu Dhabi.

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Filmmaker’s Panelist Named: Fort Worth Fearless Film Festival

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The Fort Worth, Texas Fearless Film Festival announced winners and schedules here. Filmmakers’ panels, new this year to the Fearless Film series, survey legal frameworks for as well as resources available to Texas filmmakers in three sessions Saturday, April 18 in the downtown Fort Worth library’s Chappell Meeting Room. Poyser, director of artist services for the Austin Film Society, leads this Texas Filmmakers’ Production Fund workshop. by Tamera H. Bennett.

HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE

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July 25, 2001 HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE Congratulations to our clients Charles Acosta and Dov Kelemer whose films were invited to screen at the upcoming Hollywood Film Festival. I am moderating a panel on financing film on August 2 from 10:00 AM to11:45 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The Hollywood Film Festival and Conference runs from August 2-6.

HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

July 25, 2001 HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE Congratulations to our clients Charles Acosta and Dov Kelemer whose films were invited to screen at the upcoming Hollywood Film Festival. I am moderating a panel on financing film on August 2 from 10:00 AM to11:45 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The Hollywood Film Festival and Conference runs from August 2-6.

Waiting For The Dough

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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. The Toronto Film Festival was supposed to be different. the American Film Market is less than two months away.

Waiting For The Dough

DealFatigue

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. The Toronto Film Festival was supposed to be different. the American Film Market is less than two months away.

Waiting For The Dough

DealFatigue

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. The Toronto Film Festival was supposed to be different. the American Film Market is less than two months away.

Entertainment Industry Insights Podcast, Episode 002: How to Plan, Produce and Distribute Your Independent Film with Eric Sherman

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His purpose in life is to make good films and help as many as possible to do the same. Chris Gore’s Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide, 4th edition: . The Essential Companion for Filmmakers and Festival-Goers. Firemark - Theatre, Film, TV & New Media.

Paramount, John Singleton Settle 'Hustle & Flow' Litigation (Exclusive)

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The director/producer sued the studio and MTV Films for allegedly breaching a promise made at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival to "put" two additional features.

To End All Wars Premieres at Telluride Film Festival

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September 5, 2001 To End All Wars Premieres at Telluride Film Festival I have just returned from the Telluride Film Festival with my clients, Director David Cunningham and Producer Jack Hafer, where their compelling film “To End All Wars” was received by enthusiastic audiences. The film is based on an eyewitness account by author Ernest Gordon who was an Allied prisoner of war during WW II forced to build the “Railway of Death” for the Japanese.

To End All Wars Premieres at Telluride Film Festival

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

September 5, 2001 To End All Wars Premieres at Telluride Film Festival I have just returned from the Telluride Film Festival with my clients, Director David Cunningham and Producer Jack Hafer, where their compelling film “To End All Wars” was received by enthusiastic audiences. The film is based on an eyewitness account by author Ernest Gordon who was an Allied prisoner of war during WW II forced to build the “Railway of Death” for the Japanese.

Changes In EU's Film Tax Credit Regime May Be Coming

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Hot topic at the Cannes Film Festival: the possible changes in the EU's film funding rules that would cut funding for non-EU projects, making it more difficult, industry commentators say, to bring together international productions. More here from the Hollywood

Daily Read: Venice Roster Shapes Up, Brown's Daily Beast Loses Money

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Tags: Film Festivals New Media The Daily Beast Tina Brown Venice Film festival

Carradine Was Anti-Suicide, Says My Suicide's Sunday

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Tags: Film Festivals David Carradine Gabriel Sunday My Suicide Seattle Film Fest

Seattle SIFFTer

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This year the Seattle International Film Festival introduced iSIFF, a nifty mobile iPhone app for organizing your festival schedule (downloadable via iTunes).

The Bail Out

DealFatigue

Moreover, I recently had several discussions at the Toronto Film Festival and elsewhere with several emerging market financiers who all viewed the current US economic situation as a unique investment opportunity.

The Bail Out

DealFatigue

Moreover, I recently had several discussions at the Toronto Film Festival and elsewhere with several emerging market financiers who all viewed the current US economic situation as a unique investment opportunity.

The Bail Out

DealFatigue

Moreover, I recently had several discussions at the Toronto Film Festival and elsewhere with several emerging market financiers who all viewed the current US economic situation as a unique investment opportunity.

Film Dropped From Cannes Festival

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Cannes Film Festival organizes have nixed the showing of the movie The Antisemite, an offering from the Iranian Documetary and Experimental Film Center, during the Cannes film market, because its content might lead to a public disturbance. The film depicts

New York Film Fest Selection Committee Adds Dennis Lim

Thompson On Hollywood

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has replaced outgoing associate programming director and New York film fest selection committee member Kent Jones with ex- Village Voice editor/critic Dennis Lim, who teaches criticism at NYU and edits Moving Image Source.

Tribeca: Kirby Dick Outs Closeted Politicians

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Much like Michael Moore, Kirby Dick ( Twist of Faith, This Film is Not Yet Rated ) has a talent for putting himself front and center in his documentaries, as well as making them controversial and entertaining.

Daily Read: Soderbergh Heads Down Under; A Serious Man Trailer

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Tags: Directors Film Festivals Toronto International Film Festival Trailers A Serious Man Coens Steven Soderbergh trailer

TIFF: Galas and Specials Include Coens, Barrymore, Moore

Thompson On Hollywood

Toronto International Film Fest announcements are coming fast. Ticket packages for the Festival are now available for purchase by cash, debit or Visa †. Monday through Friday, closed weekends and holidays) or in person at the Festival Box Office at Nathan Phillips Square (10 a.m.

Santa Barbara Audience Award Goes to Skin

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The SB Independent Audience Choice Award at the Santa Barbara Film Fest went to Skin, which explores a fascinating angle on apartheid. Tags: Film Festivals Alice Krige Sam Neill Santa Barbara Film Festival Skin Sophie Okonedo

Gilmore Defects from Sundance to Tribeca

Thompson On Hollywood

Truth is, Geoff Gilmore has been looking to move on from running the Sundance Film Festival for some time. And he's taking on a film fest that has room to grow and expand, having never really found its identity as a New York Fest.