Transportation strike could paralyze Hollywood

Digital Media Law

Believe it or not, Hollywood may be headed for another work stoppage in just two weeks. This time, the Hollywood Teamsters may strike - and that could immediately halt television and film production. For details, see my exclusive Hollywood Reporter story. In 2007-2008, the Writers Guild struck, shuttering television and film production. In 2008-2009, a Screen Actors Guild stalemate lingered for almost a year, shutting down primarily film production.

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Hollywood and Hitler

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A new book discusses Hollywood''s history with Adolf Hitler. More here from the Hollywood Reporter

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“Tinseltown” doesn’t just mean Hollywood anymore.

Gordon P. Firemark

The USPTO examiner reviewing the application concluded that, because 'Tinseltown' is a term used to identify the region of Los Angeles also known as “Hollywood”, the use of the term on goods would be “primarily geographically descriptive”… and therefore not registrable. Personally, I think that the Hollywood chamber of commerce should have registered the 'Tinseltown” mark years ago.

Hollywood Docket: Meet Hollywood's new piracy threat; Suge vs. Kanye; ASCAP vs. bars

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Just what Hollywood needs: Cheap illegal subscription services, also called "cyberlockers," are the latest piracy threat. Tags: Hollywood Docket THR] Studios and publishers scored a win yesterday at the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in a case involving the distribution of foreign copyrighted.

Hollywood Docket Top 5: Hollywood Stock Exchange rules; 'Jersey Shore' injunction whacked; Ving Rhames' paycheck

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Entertainment law news you need to care about this morning: The Hollywood Stock Exchange is tentatively set to launch as a real-money commodity exchange in April. Tags: Hollywood Docket There will be rules and guidelines for HSX to prevent "insider trading," particularly for.

Hollywood Docket: Summit stops 'Twilight' documentary

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Hollywood Legal Hiring: Early 2018 Moves and Promotions

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A roundup of Hollywood law firm promotions and hires. read more. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Online

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"Hollywood on Strike" Update

Digital Media Law

Check out my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” In a strange twist, the book is now available on Kindle - but only on Amazon UK! The vagaries of Amazon. Americans can't buy from the UK store, so don't rush over across the virtual pond. But it should be available soon in Kindle in the U.S., and also on Google books (compatible with Nook, apparently). And, of course, the paperback is available on Amazon U.S. and Createspace (see below).

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Special Podcast Episode: Jonathan Handel and “Hollywood on Strike”

Gordon P. Firemark

In this SPECIAL Episode: Jonathan Handel talks about the 2007-2009 Hollywood labor strife and his new book on the subject. Special Podcast Episode: Jonathan Handel and “Hollywood on Strike&# is a post from: The Law Offices of Gordon P. Call us with your feedback: (310) 243-6231 In this SPECIAL Episode: Jonathan Handel talks about the 2007-2009 Hollywood labor strife and his new book on the subject. Call us with your feedback: (310) 243-6231.

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Hollywood Docket: Polanski bail; piracy wins

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Hollywood Bracing for ACLU Gender Probe, Possible Subpoenas

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Several options are on the table as Hollywood's hiring practices go under the microscope. Will you be subpoenaed? read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Weekly Magazine

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Hollywood Docket: Bergstein arrest warrant; Gawker vs. police; Randy Quaid

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A bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of embattled Hollywood exec David Bergstein after he failed to appear Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court to explain what assets he has to pay off more than $1 million owed. Tags: Hollywood Docket

Hollywood Sign Owner Cries Foul Over Ad Agency 'Infringement'

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announcing their new Hollywood venture, called BB Hollywood. It’s a snazzy looking page – a photo of the Hollywood sign with “BB” photoshopped in, to form “BBHOLLYWOOD” in the iconic white staggered, blocky typeface. But it turns out the splash page has already made more of a splash in Hollywood than the agency intended. I’ve already sent it over to our attorney for a cease and desist (letter),” Jeff Lotman told The Hollywood Reporter. 11.9999. Normal. false.

Hollywood Docket: More Obama illustration strife

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Hollywood Docket: No big change at AMPTP

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Hollywood Docket: FCC fighting for air; file-sharing settlement scam; Hollywood & the Supreme Court

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Hollywood Docket: LL Cool J vs. Sarah Palin; Hollywood bribery sentencing; Ben Affleck's stalker is insane

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New York Ad Agency Finds Bump in the Road to ‘Hollywood’

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

BB Hollywood, a new branded entertainment venture, finds that its own branding may run afoul of the Hollywood sign’s trademark. The Business Hollywood Chamber of Commerce THR, Esq. read more. Business

Hollywood Docket: Tim Tebow's commercial; Sony Music vs. TV Guide Channel; Hollywood's monkees

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Hollywood Docket: How H'wood really feels about Obama; studio web stalking?; another 'Jersey Shore' arrest

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President Obama arrives in Hollywood tonight for an A-list fundraiser that also features House speaker Nancy Pelosi. Amid sagging poll numbers and mounting cricitism, THR takes the pulse of Hollywood on the man the industry helped elect. Tags: Hollywood Docket THR] A complaint.

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Hollywood Docket: Kris Jenner Settles Lawsuit Over 'Kim Kardashian: Hollywood'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Plus, Disney chairman Bob Iger's court victory, and the latest in the "Midnight Rider" insurance dispute read more. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Online

Hollywood Docket: 'Hobbit' mediation; McTiernan sentenced; 'Real Housewives' heist

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Hollywood Docket: AFTRA vs Teamsters; Colbert to testify?; 'Seinfeld' defense

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Hollywood Docket: Class Action Lawsuit Targets Pandora

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edit@hollywoodreporter.com (Eriq Gardner) A round-up of lawsuits, decisions and other legal news in Hollywood read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business

Hollywood Studios Win Injunction Against Streamer VidAngel

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VidAngel gives users the ability to filter language, nudity and violence from films and television shows. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Tech Business THR Online

Hollywood Docket: 'Salt' tops most-pirated movie list

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Hollywood Docket: Fox sues over 'Family Guy' dolls

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Hollywood Docket: Net neutrality; Discovery vs. DeadliestCatchTV; 'Real World' politicos

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Hollywood Docket: MPAA delay; Lawyer vs. Prince; Bulgarian pirates

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Hollywood Docket: Gibson extortion?; 'South Park' arrest; Naked Cowboy lawsuit

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Hollywood Docket: 'Spawn' litigation; Senate vs. loud commercials; Ron Tutor

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Hollywood Docket: 'Sopranos' spat; trustee vs. Bergstein; Gene Simmons

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Hollywood Docket: New Polanski uproar; Tivo vs. Dish; Oprah settles

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A petition in support of Polanski has been circulating, Tags: Hollywood Docket Those new allegations against Roman Polanski by a British actress who says she was sexually abused in 1982 when she was 16 are weighing on minds at the Festival de Cannes.

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Hollywood Docket: LimeWire aftermath; Polanksi on offense; Mark Cuban

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Hollywood Docket: 'Babies' labor violation?; Chevron vs. documentary; James Brown

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Hollywood Docket: Bergstein warrant withdrawn; Letterman blackmailer sentenced; 'Family Guy'

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Hollywood Docket: Polanski denied; RedBox settles; Pirate Bay bunker?

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Heroics and Hollywood

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James Grippando examines whether the glamour of Hollywood influences a prosecuting attorney's decision to seek the death penalty. If the D.A. pictures herself as played by Angelina Jolie, is she more likely to play hardball? More here from the National

Hollywood Docket: Anti-piracy bill released; Tivo patent reaffirmed; court sketch artist vs. ESPN

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Hollywood is supporting the measure, although it's clear that in order to win tech support, language regarding the liability of ISPs for copyright infringement was toned down. [AP. Tags: Hollywood Docket The full text of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement was published yesterday (here).

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Hollywood Docket: Lines drawn on anti-piracy bill; broadcasters vs ivi; Hulk Hogan settles

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Hollywood labor unions and the MPAA have found something they can agree upon: Various unions sent a letter to Congress declaring support for a federal anti-piracy bill. Tags: Hollywood Docket Is there universal support? Not so much. LAT, Salon] We previously told you.

Hollywood Docket: Pirate Bay appeal; TLC bigamy probe; 'SNL' sketch theft?

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It's Hollywood labor negotiations time! Tags: Hollywood Docket For the first time in five years, SAG and AFTRA are jointly negotiating with the AMPTP on a new deal for actors. Talks are scheduled for the next seven weeks. THR] The four men who.

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Hollywood Docket: Labor negotiations preview; producers vs. Google; MPAA website targeted

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

But the new round of Hollywood labor negotiations, which kick off this month, could be less dramatic than in past years thanks to more pragmatic union leadership and a tough economic environment. Tags: Hollywood Docket Let the saber-rattling begin! THR] Independent film producers.

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Hollywood Docket: 'Glee' kids want soundtrack money; 'Ellen' music case; Lindsay Lohan repents

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Note to Hollywood lawyers looking for sympathetic clients: Some cast members of Fox's hit "Glee" are singing a sad song about not profiting sufficiently from the show's big-selling soundtrack. Tags: Hollywood Docket NYP] Vivendi and Time Warner are seeking arbitration in a copyright.