Guilds Express Concern Over Residuals Payments Amid The Weinstein Co. Bankruptcy

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The guilds claim TWC has a "long history" of making residuals calculations complicated. read more. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Online The Weinstein Company

Hollywood Guilds Sue Union Bank Over Weinstein Movie Residuals

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Lantern Capital made a successful $310 million bid for Weinstein Co. assets, but where will the proceeds go? read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

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Potential Breakthrough In Writers Guild Strike

DealFatigue

The Directors Guild closed their deal over these issues last month but many striking writers (and SAG members) criticized that deal for not going far enough on streaming.

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Potential Breakthrough In Writers Guild Strike

DealFatigue

The Directors Guild closed their deal over these issues last month but many striking writers (and SAG members) criticized that deal for not going far enough on streaming.

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Potential Breakthrough In Writers Guild Strike

DealFatigue

The Directors Guild closed their deal over these issues last month but many striking writers (and SAG members) criticized that deal for not going far enough on streaming.

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Actors Guild Urges Judge to Save Age Censorship Law to Combat Rampant Bias

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

SAG-AFTRA argues in court that ages on IMDb are an "open invitation for casting directors to engage in illegally discriminatory conduct." read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Culture Tech Business THR Online

Songwriters Guild President Rick Carnes testifies on the Need for Copyright Small Claims Court

Music Technology Policy

Strangely overlooked in the hoorah about the mechanical licensing collective is the CASE Act that would finally establish a small claims court for copyright infringement. If Big Tech is going to give themselves another safe harbor in MMA for the mechanical licenses they failed miserably to obtain, the least that the Congress can do is pass the CASE Act to establish some remedy for copyright infringement that is available to all copyright owners.

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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

Hollywood Guilds Claim 'Wolf of Wall Street' Money After Government Seizure

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Red Granite is also being audited over concern for pension and health contributions to those in the entertainment industry. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Business THR Online Labor

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Hollywood Guilds Fight to Save Residuals in Relativity Bankruptcy (Analysis)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Will residuals be paid? It’s complicated. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Home Movies Business THR Online DGA Relativity Media SAG-AFTRA WGA Labor

Results of Writers Guild 'Pattern of Demands' Vote Still Unknown

Digital Media Law

24 on the wide-ranging outline of negotiating priorities, but the guild has not yet announced the results of the vote. Balloting closed Jan. Details: The Hollywood Reporter. _. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” due out this month. Subscribe to my blog ( jhandel.com ) for more about entertainment law and digital media law. Check out my residuals chart there too. Go to the blog itself to subscribe via RSS or email.

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Musicians Guild Sues Warner Bros, MGM, Paramount Over Film Scores

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

AFM says the score for "Interstellar" was out of its world — but not in a good way. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Music Business THR Online Labor

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Actors Guild Gets Behind Copyrights for Some Performers

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

With nods to the many actors who played "Batman" and the actress who plays many roles on "Orphan Black," the guild weighs in on a controversial case before a federal appeals court read more.

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'The Expendables': Writers Guild Tribunal Evolves Into Fraud Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Producers of the 2010 Sylvester Stallone film claim that one of the credited writers withheld e-mails in a secret fight over authorship. read more. Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Labor Business

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Judge Dismisses Authors Guild Suit Against Google

Media Law Prof Blog

District Court Judge Denny Chin has dismissed the Authors Guild lawsuit against Google, ruling that the search engine company''s practice of displaying parts of books as part of its Google Books Project does not violate the plaintiffs'' copyright

Film Studios in Talks With Musicians Guild to Settle Dispute Over Unoriginal Scores

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The parties are also said to be looking at how to avoid future lawsuits. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Music Business THR Online Labor

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WGA East Executive Director Optimistic on Guild Negotiating Goals

Digital Media Law

Lowell Peterson also confirms that there is no date set for negotiations. See The Hollywood Reporter exclusive. _. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” due out next month. Subscribe to my blog ( jhandel.com ) for more about entertainment law and digital media law. Check out my residuals chart there too. Go to the blog itself to subscribe via RSS or email. Or, follow me on Twitter , friend me on Facebook , or subscribe to my Forbes.com or Huffington Post articles.

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Paramount Pictures Disputes Being a "Producer" of Renee Zellweger Film In Battle With Labor Guild

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A lawsuit over a film score produced overseas has suddenly become an important labor case in Hollywood. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online Labor

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Same Picture Post-Election at the Animation Guild

Digital Media Law

Business representative Steve Hulett and most incumbents re-elected. Details in my Hollywood Reporter piece. -. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” due out next month. Subscribe to my blog ( jhandel.com ) for more about entertainment law and digital media law. Check out my residuals chart there too. Go to the blog itself to subscribe via RSS or email. Or, follow me on Twitter , friend me on Facebook , or subscribe to my Forbes.com or Huffington Post articles.

Analysis: How the Guilds Lost the 'Hobbit' War

Digital Media Law

Will entertainment workers of the world unite? Probably not any time soon. They just tried, and it blew up in their faces. But why? The analysis is in my THR piece. -. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” due out next month. Subscribe to my blog ( jhandel.com ) for more about entertainment law and digital media law. Check out my residuals chart there too. Go to the blog itself to subscribe via RSS or email.

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Hollywood Guilds Silent on Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch But Management Lawyers Happy

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The Service Employees International Union isn’t, however. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Home Business THR Online Donald Trump Labor Politics

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Screen Actors Guild President Calls Actors “Frightened Little Children”

Digital Media Law

In an extraordinary interview with The Wrap , SAG President Alan Rosenberg said that “actors are frightened little children,” and referred to his opponents—a majority of the SAG board—as “liars and manipulators.” Rosenberg also said of himself that “my life sucks,” and then, accompanying himself on guitar, actually sung a plaintive folk song of his own devising, whose lyrics included such lines as “Al and Doug and Doug Allen?, they stand up way too hard. I will bury them right in my own backyard.”

Oscar Watch: Guild Awards Update

Thompson On Hollywood

There isn't much suspense building for this year's Oscar show on February 22--final ballots are due Tuesday, February 17--as the various guilds dole out their prizes.

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Handel appointed Adjunct Professor at UCLA School of Law to teach entertainment unions & guilds course

Digital Media Law

I'll be teaching a course on entertainment unions and guilds starting in January. He begins teaching a semester-long class on entertainment unions and guilds in January 2010 and will continue to represent clients at TroyGould. Handel’s course focuses on legal analysis along with discussions of union history, policy and politics in order to illuminate the abstract language of guild contracts.

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Sony Music Sued By Guild Over Use of Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston Songs

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The lawsuit also claims a contract breach in the way Tony Bennett's music was used on PBS and an Earth, Wind & Fire song for the the 2012 film "The Intouchables." read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Business THR Online Labor

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Writers Guild Trying to Shut Down 'Bring It On: The Musical' (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Jonathan Handel Citing the guild agreement’s “separated rights” provisions, the union is seeking to enjoin the new play and obtain damages on behalf of the screenwriter of the 2000 movie that began the franchise.

@andreworlowski: YouTube sharecroppers start Internet Creators Guild, the world’s most useless trade union — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

YouTube stars have started a labour guild to represent low paid video producers for sites like YouTube. via @andreworlowski: YouTube sharecroppers start Internet Creators Guild, the world’s most useless trade union — Artist Rights WatchWorkers of YouTube, Unite! But Be Awesomely Unroiled Up! But it promises to be really, really polite and it won’t be asking Google for more money.

Directors Guild slams judge for Viacom/YouTube decision

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Now the Directors Guild of America is about to issue a statement predicting a. By Matthew Belloni Reaction is coming in from the content community to yesterday's ruling in favor of Google in Viacom's $1 billion copyright litigation over YouTube.

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WRITERS GUILD STRIKE -- A VIEW FROM MALIBU

Entertainment Litigation Blog

Barry Haldeman, one of my colleagues in the JMBM Entertainment Group, wrote an interesting op-ed piece for the Malibu Times on the WGA strike. You can read his piece here. As Barry writes, the principal issue preventing a deal with the writers seems to be how to handle, and divide revenues from, new media such as cell phones and the internet. Not surprisingly, each side is wary of giving much ground because of the potential ramifications as these new media become more popular.

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WGA Schedules Hearing For Joan Rivers On Allegations She Violated Guild Rules

Media Law Prof Blog

The Writers Guild of America East has scheduled a hearing to consider charges that Joan Rivers worked on the "Fashion Police" as a writer and showrunner while the show''s writers have been on strike.

London Calling For Outsourced Writing

DealFatigue

The Guild only has jurisdiction in the US; making Canadian or UK writers a potential writing resource during the strike. The Writers Guild of Canada made it clear it would turn in any Canadian writers caught working for struck companies during the strike.

London Calling For Outsourced Writing

DealFatigue

The Guild only has jurisdiction in the US; making Canadian or UK writers a potential writing resource during the strike. The Writers Guild of Canada made it clear it would turn in any Canadian writers caught working for struck companies during the strike.

London Calling For Outsourced Writing

DealFatigue

The Guild only has jurisdiction in the US; making Canadian or UK writers a potential writing resource during the strike. The Writers Guild of Canada made it clear it would turn in any Canadian writers caught working for struck companies during the strike.

WRITERS GUILD STRIKE -- IS AN END IN SIGHT?

Entertainment Litigation Blog

The Writers Guild of America strike is now entering its third month. In addition, the Directors Guild reportedly has achieved some progress in its "pre-negotiations" with the AMPTP. Production on film and television projects have ground to a halt. Yet, as my JMBM colleague, E. Barry Haldeman, suggests in his Malibu Times op-ed piece, the end may be in sight.

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The MTP Interview: An Inconvenient Truth: Songwriters Guild President Rick Carnes talks about the effect of piracy on American songwriters

Music Technology Policy

Songwriters are the ones who are most often “followed upon” and “remixed out of culture” And as noted in this interview, there are fewer and fewer original professional songwriters around every year.Rick Carnes is the President of the Songwriters Guild of America, and is a tireless advocate for American songwriters on Captiol Hill. MTP: Tell me about what you do at the Songwriters Guild and the untold riches you are being paid for the job?

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Relativity Bankruptcy: Sale Objections Pour In From Creditors, Netflix, Viacom, Labor Guilds

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

One large P&A lender argues a September auction is designed to enrich some of the other financial firms. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

News from the Goolag: Directors Guild Slams Google and YouTube Ruling

Music Technology Policy

More on this later, but Directors Guild President Taylor Hackford gave a statement to the Hollywood Reporter on the application of the Digital Monopsonist Cauterization Act to the rights of creators from around the world:“We are extremely concerned about the implications of the judge’s decision, which permits those who engage in or enable Internet theft to build sites using illegal content. Tags: directors guild of america taylor hackford

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Former DGA Lawyer Sues Guild for Gender Discrimination (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Jonathan Handel The lawsuit filed Friday also alleges a practice of discrimination, but may face a statute of limitations challenge. The DGA has 30 days to file a response. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business Labor

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Authors Guild, Other Authors' Groups Sue Over Plan To Make "Orphan Works" Available Via Google

Media Law Prof Blog

From the Authors Guild website: The Authors Guild, the Australian Society of Authors, the Union Des Écrivaines et des Écrivains Québécois (UNEQ), and eight individual authors have filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in federal court against HathiTrust, the University of

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The MTP Interview: An Inconvenient Truth: Songwriters Guild President Rick Carnes talks about the effect of piracy on American songwriters

Music Technology Policy

Songwriters are the ones who are most often “followed upon” and “remixed out of culture” And as noted in this interview, there are fewer and fewer original professional songwriters around every year.Rick Carnes is the President of the Songwriters Guild of America, and is a tireless advocate for American songwriters on Captiol Hill. MTP: Tell me about what you do at the Songwriters Guild and the untold riches you are being paid for the job?

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