Filming in Public – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

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? She wrote in to say: “I am a little nervous about some of the background shots where there are people at certain events we filmed at.

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More about filming the audience.

Gordon P. Firemark

So just a few minutes after the video I did about filming the audience came out, Jeffrey wrote in with a follow up question he says… “How about publicity rights of an audience at a community news event where the final video of composition has a commercial purpose.

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How (and why) to set up a special purpose production entity for your film or show

Gordon P. Firemark

In the fields of independent film and theatre, the use of Special Purpose Entities is very common. In the case of film and theatre projects, the SPE would be created to produce a single film or production. Entertainment Law Film Finance Theatre law

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. Movies Movies THR Online Kevin Costner Shanghai International Film Festival Asia International

Entertainment Law Asked & Answered – Filming the Audience?

Gordon P. Firemark

In this Asked & Answered video, I answer questions about Filming the audience. A local videographer has approached the organization offering to film these events at no charge to the organization if he can then upload the programs to his business website.

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The Film Industry Is In A Pickle

DealFatigue

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

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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Using Quotes from a Book in your Film – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

So Emily's full question was this: “Would you know how to get permission if you used a quote from a book or have a copy righted in your film?” Firemark - Los Angeles Entertainment Lawyers - Theatre, Film, TV & New Media. VIDEO: [link].

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What you absolutely must know before you approach investors for your film / play / musical.

Gordon P. Firemark

I am often consulted by film and stage producers who tell me they’re ready to start work on raising the financing for their films/ plays/ musicals, or what-have-you, but often as not, as we get to work, it becomes clear that they’re not as ready as they think.

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The Weinstein Co. Sued Over Rights to Armie Hammer Film

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The producer alleges Weinstein got a license agreement through fraudulent inducement, and wants the deal declared void and not part of any TWC asset sale. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online The Weinstein Company

Seeking investors for your film project? Things just got a little easier (almost).

Gordon P. Firemark

If you're planning to finance your film, play, musical or other project by seeking investors, things may have just gotten a little bit easier for you. Seeking investors for your film project? Firemark - Theatre, Film, TV & New Media.

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How To Get Permission to Use a Song in a Film or Video – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

Music Rights – How do you get permission to use a song in your video or film? This is why TV shows and Film Production Companies have staffers who do this stuff for them. Firemark - Los Angeles Entertainment Lawyers - Theatre, Film, TV & New Media.

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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

Asked & Answered – How to license music for low budget film

Gordon P. Firemark

This question and answer brought to you by: Asked & Answered – How to license music for low budget film is a post from: Law Offices of Gordon P. Firemark - Theatre, Film, TV & New Media.

Jimi Hendrix's Successor Loses Appeal in Concert Film Dispute

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The dispute centers on a film about Hendrix's 1969 performances at the Royal Albert Hall in London. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music 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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Judge Rules MGM Must Face Lawsuit Over James Bond Box Set Missing Two Bond Films

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The packaging said: "All the Bond films gathered together for the first time." read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

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

Gordon P. Firemark

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: . Firemark - Theatre, Film, TV & New Media. Entertainment Industry Insights Podcast.

Tips to Saving Money on Film Production

Film and Television Law Blog

Film production can be expensive or cheap, it all depends on how you plan to shoot the various scenes. Before we proceed, it is imperative to note that you need to have a team of professionals on your side in order to come up with a film that your audience will relate with.

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Scott Rudin Dragged Into Plagiarism Battle Over Film He's Not Making

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The former lovers are now involved in a truly one-of-a-kind legal fight that has a big-name producer involved simply for buying film rights to a book years ago. The Girls' author Emma Cline and Chaz Reetz-Laiolo accuse each other of spying and abusive behavior.

Judge Allows Kids to Sue Over Filming of Fox's 'Empire' At Their Jail

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The suing kids say they suffered psychological damage as a result of a few weeks of filming at their detention center in Cook County, Illinois. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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Using Quotes in a film, video or media production

Gordon P. Firemark

Q: So here’s J’s question: I wrote/directed a short film showing some behavior of a mental dissorder. as long as you’re careful not to create any impression that they’re endorsing you or your film. Most academics will be glad to be quoted in your film.

Asked and Answered: Do I need permission to base a fan film on a video game?

Gordon P. Firemark

In this Asked and Answered video, I respond to Guy’s inquiry about whether permission is required for a fan film based on a video game. subscribe to my FREE e-course “6 ways to Finance A Feature Film” by visiting [link].

How to find investors for your film or theatre production.

Gordon P. Firemark

How to find investors for your film or theatre production. If you’re producing an independent film or any kind of theatre project, it’s a safe bet that, at some point, you’re going to be asking the question: “Where do I find investors?”

NBC Sued for Wrongful Death Following Wheelchair Crash Near 'America's Got Talent' Filming Site

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The family of a 79-year-old woman claims she died because of injuries caused by crashing her wheelchair while trying to use a disabled access ramp to the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online NBC America's Got Talent

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Unfinished Film Producer Wants Bruce Willis' $5.8M Arbitration Win Overturned

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Wake' shut down after less than a week of filming and Willis was awarded the missing portion of his paycheck. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

'Kong, the Origin' Film at Center of Fraud Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The film at issue is a sci-fi adaptation of Chinese literary classic 'Journey to the West,' which tells the story of Sun Wukong, the Monkey King. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

MGM Faces Class Action Over James Bond Box Set Missing Two Bond Films

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The packaging said: "All the Bond films gathered together for the first time." read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

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The Mexican Film Industry

Media Law Prof Blog

A piece from KPBS.org on the re-emerging Mexican film industry

Disney Facing VFX Firm's Injunction Bid on Three Blockbuster Films

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"Guardians of the Galaxy," "Avengers: Age of Ultron," and "Beauty and the Beast" are now under the microscope for use of facial capture technology. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

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Asked & Answered – How to license film and video clips?

Gordon P. Firemark

In this video, Entertainment Lawyer Gordon Firemark answers a question about licensing film and video materials for online use. This question and answer brought to you by: Asked & Answered – How to license film and video clips? Firemark - Theatre, Film, TV & New Media.

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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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Using Film Clips in Movie Reviews – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered SaveApply changes

Gordon P. Firemark

OK, here goes… Movie Reviews in electronic media have a long history of using clips, stills and other material from the the films they’re reviewing. In most cases, the studios have provided the clips as part of the press-kit for the films.

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Steven Mnuchin Escapes Film Finance Fraud Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"Mnuchin's personal friendship with [Ryan] Kavanaugh is insufficient to establish awareness or liability," writes justice Charles Ramos. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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Ryan Kavanaugh Beats $110M Film Finance Fraud Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"Although this is RKA's third version of the complaint, not once has RKA listed the name of a single person to whom Defendants' alleged misrepresentations were made," writes the judge. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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Court Voids Fraudulent Transfer of 42 Film Projects Including Martin Scorsese and Michael Mann Movies

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Cecchi Gori Pictures has recovered rights from Italian producers and has struck a separate deal with Mann for a biopic of Enzo Ferrari. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Business THR Online

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CBS, Paramount Settle Lawsuit Over 'Star Trek' Fan Film

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A deal comes as the the studios were prepared to head to an unexplored copyright galaxy at trial on Jan. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Lawsuit Over Fox's 'Chipmunks' Films Expands

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Television Regency Enterprises Business 20th Century Fox Film A judge won''t dismiss a claim over a $3 million producer payment and is allowing a new one over how "The Squeakquel" was licensed to HBO. read more. The Business HBO Movies THR, Esq.

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Judge Refuses to Dismiss Lawsuit Over Crowdfunded 'Star Trek' Film

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The use of Klingon — a language allegedly not copyrightable — in a not-yet-produced feature film can't doom this lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Ennio Morricone Sues to Reclaim Rights to Film Scores

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

He wants a court to declare successful termination of a copyright grant against objections that three of his scores were created as works-made-for-hire. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Music Business THR Online International

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