How to Protect Your Ideas when Working in Hollywood – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

TRANSCRIPT: How to protect your intellectual property and other materials when working in Hollywood. VIDEO: [link].

Hollywood Docket: Bravo's Filmed Birth; DJ Khaled's Trademark; 'Blackish' Settlement

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A roundup of entertainment law developments. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Music Business THR Online

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Transportation strike could paralyze Hollywood

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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 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 Docket: 'Star Wars' Sabacc Game Sparks Another Lawsuit

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A roundup of entertainment legal news. read more. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Online

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

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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 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: Band Name Use; Weinstein Bankruptcy Dodge; 'Rebecca' Verdict

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A roundup of entertainment law news including the resolution of a labor fight over the 'Ben-Hur' remake. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

“Tinseltown” doesn’t just mean Hollywood anymore.

Gordon P. Firemark

Personally, I think that the Hollywood chamber of commerce should have registered the 'Tinseltown” mark years ago. Notably, an attempt to register “Hollywood” was dropped after so-named cities in other states objected.).

Hollywood Confronts a Copyright Argument With Potential for Mass Disruption

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Who really owns the CG characters in blockbuster films like 'Avengers' and 'Night at the Museum'? On Monday, a judge was told it's not the studios. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

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"Hollywood on Strike" Update

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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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Hollywood's Use of "Stolen" Computer Technology Tests Ownership Theories

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In a bid to dismiss a lawsuit, Disney, Fox, and Paramount distinguish between human and technological output. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

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

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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.

"Hollywood on Strike!" Book Available Soon

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Great news – my new book, “Hollywood on Strike!: The book chronicles the 2007-2009 Hollywood labor disturbances – the WGA strike and the SAG stalemate – and tries to make sense of them. An Industry at War in the Internet Age” will be out in just a few weeks.

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Hollywood Crew Deal Ratified

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As expected, the membership of IATSE , the union representing Hollywood crew members, ratified that organization’s proposed contract with the studios yesterday, although not without significant opposition. The new contract takes effect August 1 and runs for three years, as is usual with Hollywood labor agreements. The 15 Hollywood-based IATSE locals covered by the contract encompass over 35,000 members.

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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

Donald Trump, 'Access Hollywood' and 'The Apprentice': The Legal Issues Behind the Tapes

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Bill Pruitt, a producer on the first few seasons of the show, tweeted Saturday about the 'Access Hollywood' tapes: "I assure you: when it comes to the #trumptapes there are far worse.

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Hollywood Docket: VidAngel Claims Hollywood Studios Want to "Kill Filtering"

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Plus, Fox Sports analyst Chris Spielman is suing Ohio State University and IMG College over the unauthorized use of his image. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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Hollywood Docket: Dr. Dre Goes to Trial in $100 Million Beats Headphone Royalties Case

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A roundup of entertainment law news including Viacom getting a First Amendment victory in a lawsuit brought by Jayceon Taylor, the rapper known as The Game. read more. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Online

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.

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Hollywood Sex Abuse Accuser Arraigned on Federal Fraud Charges

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The Business Movies THR Online Hollywood Sex Abuse Case THR, Esq. The criminal charges against Michael Egan proceed in North Carolina, as does a malicious prosecution suit in Hawaii. read more. Bryan Singer Business

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Hollywood Bracing for ACLU Gender Probe, Possible Subpoenas

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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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New National "Right to Work" Bill Threatens Hollywood Unions

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Legislation is “a backdoor attempt at bankrupting labor unions,” say Congressional Democrats. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Home Business THR Online Labor Politics

Hollywood Docket: '80s Rockers RATT Out Ex-Bandmate for Trademark Infringement; Rolling Stone's Anonymous Source Deposed

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Plus: a judge says Hollywood's accepted business practices don't trump New York law. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

Hollywood Docket: Settlement for Jay Z's Roc Nation to Result in Prince Album Release

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Plus, Disney beats a coyright lawsuit over "Inside Out," again. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Music Business THR Online

Has This Man Sued You? A "Copyright Troll" Takes on Hollywood

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In the three years his boutique firm has been open, Richard Liebowitz, a photographer turned NY attorney, has sued major media companies CBS, Vice, Yahoo, iHeartMedia and THR's parent: "It's so easy to take without permission." read more. THR, Esq.

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What Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Means for Hollywood

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He won't win Sean Penn's affection, but his deference to the First Amendment could be a relief to many in the industry. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online Donald Trump

'Silence' Producer Pledges Legal War Against Hollywood in Bankruptcy Filing

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The new Cecchi Gori Pictures CEO makes a declaration in court talking about a game plan to recover "stolen" assets from those who took advantage of a power vacuum. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

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Hollywood's Top 10 Nearly Incredible Lawsuits from 2016

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From Donald Trump suing the New York Times over allegations of inappropriate touching to Trump suing the New York Times over disclosing tax returns, this has been a wild and unpredictable year. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Music Business THR Online

The Terminator Comes to Hollywood to Destroy Old Copyright Grants

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From a mockumentary classic to an Oscar winning best picture, studios are fighting to hold onto properties from hungry authors. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

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Ex-'Hollywood Today Live' Host Sues for Discrimination and Harassment

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Host Porscha Coleman says she was fired for being a single black woman with no children. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

Hollywood on Strike! Now on Kindle

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My book Hollywood on Strike! Check out my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” is now available on Kindle ([link] as well as paperback ([link] (those are links to Amazon). _. available at https://www.createspace.com/3344392 (use limited-time code JL886NCV for 20% off) and on Amazon (also in a Kindle edition). Subscribe to my blog ( jhandel.com ) for more about entertainment law and digital media law. Check out my residuals chart there too.

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Global Firm DLA Piper Expands Hollywood Reach With Liner Merger

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On Oct. 1, the boutique and the global firm will become one. read more. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Online

Hollywood's Senior Living Facility Hit With Lawsuit Over Groping Incident

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A negligence suit against the MPTF alleges a female patient was assaulted by a recent male resident. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Culture THR Weekly Magazine

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Does a 'Game of Thrones' Star's Money Dispute Point to Immigration Fraud in Hollywood?

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At a hearing last week, a judge ruled Nikolaj Coster-Waldau couldn't avoid appearing before an arbitrator in a dispute over commissions, but not before hearing about an allegedly fraudulent document submitted in a visa application. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Hollywood Fans Shouldn't Sweat Lakers Family Feud, Experts Say

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Experts say the Buss battle won't be as explosive as past legal fights involving other L.A. teams. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Culture THR Online

Hollywood Labor Roundup

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Keeping you up to date on miscellaneous goings-on in the world of Hollywood labor, here’s what’s happened in the last week or so: SAG Commercials Negotiations. These continue in NY under a press blackout. No news to report. SAG TV/Theatrical Contract. Rumors abound that a top CAA exec or a studio chief might get involved in trying to mediate between SAG and the AMPTP. Unclear if there’s any substance to the reports. Counter Leaving.

Complexities Multiply for Hollywood Sex Abuse Accuser After Criminal Indictment, Civil Suit (Analysis)

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Michael Egan admitted falsely targeting ‘Gay Hollywood,’ says an amended complaint, but a pending criminal case might – or might not – delay a jury trial on the issue read more. The Business THR Online Hollywood Sex Abuse Case THR, Esq.

Hollywood Docket: Dueling 'Sully' Lawsuits Move Toward Trial

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Plus, Beyonce is sued over "Formation" samples and Time Warner moves to dismiss a discrimination suit. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Sully

Hollywood Studios Rip VidAngel's New Service in Filtering Fight

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"[B]y telling its users that its new service is lawful, VidAngel threatens to confuse consumers regarding the legitimate streaming market," Disney's attorney Kelly Klaus writes. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online