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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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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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

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

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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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

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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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

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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Paramount Claims Crowdfunded 'Star Trek' Film Infringes Copyright to Klingon Language

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The film studio details what in the "Star Trek" universe is protected by law. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Tech Business THR Online

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

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.

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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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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Mel Gibson Sues Producer for Sabotaging "Labor of Love" Film

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The actor-producer says Voltage Pictures breached their deal for 'The Professor and the Madman.' read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Mel Gibson

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Film Czar Ken Ziffren: Franchise Films Are in a "Boom or Bust Era"

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Ziffren's eighth annual state of the industry presentation before the Beverly Hills Bar Association focused on change, risk and opportunity. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

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.

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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Netflix Hit With Copyright Lawsuit Over Classic Italian Film 'Bicycle Thief'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The film is in the public domain, but an English subtitled version might not be. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Fox, Paramount Accused of Using Stolen Computer Graphic Technology for Hit Films

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A VFX firm demands an injunction on "Deadpool" and three other blockbusters plus one huge video game. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

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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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.

Real-Life Rocky Sues Over 'Copycat' Film

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The boxer who inspired the character of Rocky Balboa is preparing for a legal fight over his life story. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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Paramount Beats Musicians Guild in Lawsuit Over Outsourcing Film Scores

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A judge figures out the meaning of "producer" and "employer" in Hollywood. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Music Business THR Online Paramount Pictures AFM Labor

'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

'Star Trek' Fan Film Dispute Goes to Jury Trial in Big Ruling

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A judge rules that the "Axanar" production company can't claim fair use. But a jury will decide the question of subjective substantial similarity. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

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

Film Producer Wants Buck Rogers Character Declared in Public Domain

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A lawsuit is filed after threats come upon the announcement of an 'Armageddon 2419 A.D' read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Wells Fargo Hit With Film-Finance Fraud Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The fraud resulted from "systemic defects" in how the bank treats employees, according to the suit. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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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].

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

Appeals Court Rules Producer, Not Director, Gets Film Copyright

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The 2nd Circuit examines contributions and ownership in creative works. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Music Business THR Online

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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Film Academy Loses to GoDaddy in Oscars Cybersquatting Battle

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The litigous group behind the Academy Awards suffers a surprising court loss. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Awards Tech Business THR Online

Hollywood Studios Sued for Recycling Film Soundtracks Too Much

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A new lawsuit from the American Federation of Musicians counts dozens of examples from "Bridesmaids" to "Argo" where music wasn't totally original. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Music Business THR Online

AMC Argues Hispanics in Houston Are Served by English-Language Films

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The film exhibition giant fights an antitrust lawsuit claiming it improperly put a theater serving Spanish-language films out of business. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

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.

Paramount Says 'Star Trek' Fan Film Lawsuit Lives On

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

In the lawsuit over "Axanar," the studio acknowleges statements about a settlement, but tell a judge that claims remain pending. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

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?”

'Star Trek' Fan Film Lawsuit Boldly Goes Where No 'Star Trek' Lawsuit Has Gone Before

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Paramount, CBS and producers of 'Axanar' file summary judgment motions. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

CBS, Paramount Tell 'Star Trek' Fans How They Can Make Fan Films Without Getting Sued

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

In the midst of a lawsuit targeting a crowfunded film, the two studios give 10 conditions. read more. THR, Esq. Heat Vision The Business Movies Television Business THR Online