Olivia de Havilland Takes FX 'Feud' to California Supreme Court

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The 101-year-old actress isn't giving up in her legal fight with Ryan Murphy and FX. Television Television THR Online FX Feudread more. THR, Esq.

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Getty Family Member Says FX Series 'Trust' Is Defamatory, Threatens Legal Action

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Television Television THR Online FX TrustJohn Paul Getty III's sister says the upcoming series makes it appear as if her family was complicit in his 1973 kidnapping. read more. THR, Esq.

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Trending Sources

Olivia de Havilland Sues FX Over 'Feud' Portrayal

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The actress, who turns 101 on July 1, is the only living person portrayed in the FX series. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

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Olivia de Havilland, FX Debate Whether "B h" is a Vulgar Term in 'Feud' Arguments

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Attorneys for FX and Ryan Murphy on one side and Olivia de Havilland on the other argued before a packed classroom in the basement of the USC Gould School of Law.

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FX Wins Appellate Court 'Feud' With Olivia de Havilland

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A California appeals court has reversed de Havilland's early court win. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online Feud

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SAG-AFTRA Sides with Olivia de Havilland in FX Feud

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The union argues First Amendment protection isn't absolute and docudrama filmmakers have an obligation to "exercise caution" when depicting a living individual. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online Ryan Murphy Feud

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California Appellate Court Finds In Favor of FX in "Feud" Publicity Rights Lawsuit

Media Law Prof Blog

A California appellate court has tossed Olivia de Havilland's lawsuit against FX and writer Ryan Murphy alleging that they portrayed her in a false light and infringed her right of publicity by using her life story in the series "Feud

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Olivia de Havilland's FX Feud Tests Boundaries of Storytelling in Docudramas

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The 101-year-old actress sued over her portrayal in the series 'Feud: Bette and Joan.' read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online International

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Olivia de Havilland Gets Judge's Green Light in 'Feud' Lawsuit Against FX

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A judge denies the network's bid to strike on First Amendment grounds. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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Olivia de Havilland Wants to Take FX to Trial Before Her 102nd Birthday

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

This feud could reach trial in the next four months. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online Feud

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FX, Kurt Sutter Win Lawsuit Claiming 'Sons of Anarchy' Was Stolen (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Matthew Belloni Chuck Zito sued for $5 million in June 2010 claiming he had developed a show called Nomads (later The Wild Angels) and had agents at ICM set up a pitch meeting with FX chief John Landgraf, during which Zito says he discussed ideas for a show about a motorcycle club.

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Stacy Keach sued by agents for commission on FX show

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Matthew Belloni EXCLUSIVE: Actor Stacy Keach has been sued by his former agents for allegedly refusing to pay commissions from a role on the FX series "Lights Out." based talent agency David Shapira and Associates sued Keach today in.

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FX Networks Looks to SLAPP 101-Year-Old Actress Olivia de Havilland's 'Feud' Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Using her name and likeness in a dramatized account of history is constitutionally protected expression, argues the defendant. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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Ex-Hells Angel claims FX stole 'Sons of Anarchy'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Matthew Belloni One mean-looking biker dude has just picked a $5 million fight with FX. Chuck Zito, who describes himself as the former leader of the New York City Hells Angel chapter and a "radio, television and film personality".

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Olivia de Havilland's Legal 'Feud' With FX Fast-Tracked by Judge

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Trial is currently set for Nov. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online Feud

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Fox Settles 'American Horror Story' Legal Spat Over 'Zombie Boy' Tattoo (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Rick Genest, a model who appeared in a Lady Gaga video, claimed his copyrighted body art was stolen on the hit FX series. Television FX American Horror Storyread more. THR, Esq.

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FX arms itself to defend 'Sons of Anarchy' suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Matthew Belloni "Sons of Anarchy" creator Kurt Sutter wasn't kidding when he said FX's parent company is as "aggressive as I am" in defending lawsuits. The Fox-owned network is wasting no time responding to the $5 million idea theft.

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Charlie Sheen's 'Anger Management' Hit With $50 Million Lawsuit (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Matthew Belloni UPDATED: Producer Joe Roth is alleged to have developed the show with the aid of Jason Shuman and his company but cut the producer out when Sheen signed on to star in the FX series. Television Television Charlie Sheen FX Anger Management

Who Is Spreading Rumors About the FX Gurus Who Brought Aliens to Los Angeles?

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

On Wednesday, a California appeals court will hear a dispute that could hold ramifications for anonymous speech. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Warner Bros. Lawyers Send Cease-and-Desist Letter to Charlie Sheen (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Matthew Belloni The studio demands that the actor, FX and production company Debmar-Mercury stop using Warners-owned photos in connection with his upcoming comedy 'Anger Management.' Television Television Charlie Sheen Chuck Lorre FX Warner Bros.

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Hollywood Docket: Drake Concert Film; FX's 'Archer' Paintings; 'Twilight' Parody

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A roundup of entertainment law news including a settlement between Sirius XM and SoundExchange. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Business

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The Sanctity of Hollywood's Windowing System Tested in Legal Battle

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

An FX Networks lawsuit against Dish Network, for interfering with contracts with Disney and Sony and devaluing blockbuster movies by tens of millions of dollars, could be headed to trial this October. Television FX Dish Network Business

Judge Rules Louis C.K. Owes Health and Pension Contributions for FX's 'Louie'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

As a "controlling employee," a judge ruled, the comedian must make contributions as if he was a full-time editor. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Television Business

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Hollywood Docket: DreamWorks' Royalty Collection; 'X Factor' Conspiracy; 'Looper' FX Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A roundup of some new lawsuits including the allegation that News Corp. could be on the hook for billions of dollars over in-store coupons. read more. The Business Looper The X Factor THR, Esq. DreamWorks Animation Business

Disney Buys 21st Century Fox Entertainment Assets For $52.4 Billion

Media Law Prof Blog

Disney is acquiring 21st Century Fox's movie studio and other entertainment assets, such as FX and National Geographic. The deal is worth over $52 billion in stock, and will allow Disney to compete more effectively with emerging media content creators

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Sirocco (Poetry & Politics)

Digital Media Law

Music/FX credits: piano Amir Mofrat; flute Jensmuse; wind Mark DiAngelo. Click here if the player above is not visible. An ill wind blows Straight across the land: You can feel it now. It’s a desert gale That dessicates compassion; A sandstorm Scouring empathy from the heart. It’s a parching blast, A dry sirocco That burns away kindness. A wind that turns landscapes Into arid civic ruin. —————————————————————————— Previously Trump - ‘The Grand Experiment’ (Video) (Poetry & Politics

Music Modernization, Magic Tricks and More – Entertainment Law Update Episode 97

Gordon P. Firemark

Olivia de Havilland Takes FX ‘Feud’ to California Supreme Court (quick take). Olivia de Havilland Takes FX ‘Feud’ to California Supreme Court (quick take). * ‘Star Wars’ Sabacc Game Sparks Another Lawsuit. * The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Show notes are located at [link]. Here's what we talked about.

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"The Kennedys" Still Looking For a Network

Media Law Prof Blog

Both Starz and FX have refused to consider running the "Kennedys" miniseries, now that The History Channel has passed on the series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. THR also ran an article in Sunday's issue reporting that members of the

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EXXON v FXX – too many x’s of infringement?

Current Trends

sued FX Networks, LLC for trademark infringement for the double X interlocking design. FX Networks LLC , 4:13-cv-02906, U.S. Exxon Mobile Corp. Is there a likelihood of consumer confusion that a consumer of television programming or a consumer of gas for their car, would be confused as to the source of the product or service?

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'Anger Management' Lawsuit Claims Joe Roth Committed Fraud to Satisfy Charlie Sheen

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Jason Shuman, the producer who says he was robbed of tens of millions of dollars from the FX series, now alleges that Sheen's financial participation came at his own expense.

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Network Head Says "Damages," Other Serials Attract Video Pirates

Media Law Prof Blog

FX's John Landgraf says shows like "Damages" are too much of a temptation for pirates, thus too difficult for the studio to "monetize." He told an audience of cable execs yesterday, "“You’d be crazy to make [a show like that

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Leno Strips Down

Digital Media Law

As a result of these factors, plus a desire on the part of cable networks to differentiate themselves from each other, some scripted programming has moved to pay cable (HBO and Showtime) and, more recently, to basic cable (such as FX and AMC) as well. A day or two ago, NBC officially decided to dump its 10 p.m. dramas five nights a week and slot a new Jay Leno show in their place.

ShoWest: Activist Doc The Cove Is Summer Counter-Programmer

Thompson On Hollywood

Psohoyos deployed high-level deep sea divers and ILM FX designers to hide hi-def cameras inside fake rocks. ShoWest screened the activist Sundance doc The Cove , which Roadside Attractions and Participant Films picked up after the fest and will open this July as a summer counter-programmer.

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Master and Commander Redux

Thompson On Hollywood

He took on partners in the venture, and had to push back the release to get the FX finished.)

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Knowing: Proyas/Cage Thriller Will Wow Audiences

Thompson On Hollywood

Both sequences are masterfully executed (FX were mainly handled by Weta Digital and Animal Logic). Knowing is an intense, smart sci-fi thriller that stops just short of being great.

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China Points an Accusatory Finger Back at the U.S.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Race Relations Blog « REMINDER: Black White - New FX TV Series Premieres Tonight | Main From Susan Pizarro-Eckert, Your Guide to Race Relations. China Points an Accusatory Finger Back at the U.S. China Points an Accusatory Finger Back at the U.S. FREE Newsletter. Sign Up Now! March 09, 2006 China Points an Accusatory Finger Back at the U.S.

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China Points an Accusatory Finger Back at the U.S.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Race Relations Blog « REMINDER: Black White - New FX TV Series Premieres Tonight | Main From Susan Pizarro-Eckert, Your Guide to Race Relations. China Points an Accusatory Finger Back at the U.S. China Points an Accusatory Finger Back at the U.S. FREE Newsletter. Sign Up Now! March 09, 2006 China Points an Accusatory Finger Back at the U.S.

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Top 25 Active Directors: Did EW Get it Right?

Thompson On Hollywood

He can handle FX, comedy, actors, the whole ball of wax. EW loves lists like this one, the top 25 active directors, designed to inspire healthy debate. Did they get it right? And what do they mean by active, exactly? Most talented, in-demand directors behind the camera today?"