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

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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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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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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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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.

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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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].

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.

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?”

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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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

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

'Leprechaun' Creator Sues Over 'Vamprechaun' Film

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The legal drama behind the creation of a vampire-leprechaun hybrid film is almost as colorful as the creature itself. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies 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

How to protect a concept for a film when making an oral pitch?

Gordon P. Firemark

In this video, Entertainment Lawyer Gordon Firemark answers a question about how to protect a concept for a film when making an oral pitch. So, Kelsey wrote in that she sent her logline to a producer, explaining that her concept for the film is something that's never been done before.

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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

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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How to effectively outsource Business and Legal Affairs work in the Film, Television, Theatre and Media Industries

Gordon P. Firemark

If you’re a film producing business, your staff is probably pretty good at dealing with film-related issues… but what happens when you decide to adapt something that originated in another medium? Introduction.

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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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

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

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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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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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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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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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

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

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

'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

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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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

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

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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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

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

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.

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