IFTA PUBLISHES ARBITRATION AWARDS

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

IFTA, the Independent Film and Television Alliance, recently decided to publish summaries of the awards made by its arbitrators from 2007 through 2010. While IFTA administers the arbitration program, the decisions are solely the prerogative of the arbitrator hearing each dispute. IFTA Arbitrators are all veteran entertainment attorneys acting as neutral experts who hear arguments, review evidence and issue binding arbitration awards.

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IFTA PUBLISHES ARBITRATION AWARDS

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

IFTA, the Independent Film and Television Alliance, recently decided to publish summaries of the awards made by its arbitrators from 2007 through 2010. While IFTA administers the arbitration program, the decisions are solely the prerogative of the arbitrator hearing each dispute. IFTA Arbitrators are all veteran entertainment attorneys acting as neutral experts who hear arguments, review evidence and issue binding arbitration awards.

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IFTA Posts Summaries of Arbitration Awards

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

Many industry disputes involving independent film or international sales are resolved under IFTA (formerly AFMA) arbitration. IFTA now posts summaries of their awards which can be interesting reading. According to IFTA, it has administered the resolution of disputes in more than 1700 cases involving more than US$500 million in claims. The summaries are available at: [link] The summaries name the parties to the disputes and briefly describe which party prevailed.

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IFTA Posts Summaries of Arbitration Awards

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

Many industry disputes involving independent film or international sales are resolved under IFTA (formerly AFMA) arbitration. IFTA now posts summaries of their awards which can be interesting reading. According to IFTA, it has administered the resolution of disputes in more than 1700 cases involving more than US$500 million in claims. The summaries are available at: [link] The summaries name the parties to the disputes and briefly describe which party prevailed.

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Quantum Mechanics

DealFatigue

Despite all of the self-help books preaching the contrary, people have a hard time living outside the moment. So, it’s difficult for them, let alone a whole industry to shake the mindset that the current ecology of the business will continue to be bleak forever.

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Quantum Mechanics

DealFatigue

Despite all of the self-help books preaching the contrary, people have a hard time living outside the moment. So, it’s difficult for them, let alone a whole industry to shake the mindset that the current ecology of the business will continue to be bleak forever.

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Quantum Mechanics

DealFatigue

Despite all of the self-help books preaching the contrary, people have a hard time living outside the moment. So, it’s difficult for them, let alone a whole industry to shake the mindset that the current ecology of the business will continue to be bleak forever.

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#irespectmusic: House Judiciary Voting Today on HR 1695 the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act

Music Technology Policy

Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA). The House Committee on the Judiciary says the House will vote on HR 1695 today–the bipartisan Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act. If you haven’t already, call your House member today and ask them to vote YES on HR 1695! “Today the House of Representatives will consider the bipartisan Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act ( H.R.

Arbitration in Entertainment Contracts: Worth fighting about?

Gordon P. Firemark

Image via Wikipedia. Charlie Sheen ‘s lawyers are fighting hard to have their case against the producers of Two and a half men heard in Court, rather than arbitration.

JUST PUBLISHED! 2ND EDITION RISKY BUSINESS

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

UPDATED AND REVISED $26.95 CONTENTS FILMMAKER SELF-DEFENSE CHECKLIST 1. ORGANIZING YOUR COMPANY Choice of Business Entity Sole Proprietorship General Partnership Limited Partnership Corporation Limited Liability Company (LLC) 2.

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JUST PUBLISHED! 2ND EDITION RISKY BUSINESS

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

UPDATED AND REVISED $26.95 CONTENTS FILMMAKER SELF-DEFENSE CHECKLIST 1. ORGANIZING YOUR COMPANY Choice of Business Entity Sole Proprietorship General Partnership Limited Partnership Corporation Limited Liability Company (LLC) 2.

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Hollywood Docket: What Do Charlie Sheen and Justin Bieber Have In Common?

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

IFTA] * The MPAA's letter campaign to thousands of universities reminding them of their obligation to enact anti-piracy measures gets a surprising endorsement from the Harvard school newspaper. Eriq Gardner * The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court's ruling that a technology that allowed users to play World of Warcraft without actually having to directly play the game violated the DMCA's anti-circumvention provisions. Simple enough, right? Well, not exactly.

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Risky Business at UCLA February 20, 2010

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

Mark will present his "Risky Business: Financing & Distributing Independent Films" seminar at at UCLA on February 20. Those who attend this comprehensive one-day seminar will learn how independent films are financed and distributed. Topics include organizing your company, raising financing via pre-sales, debt and limited partnerships, negotiating tactics, principal terms of the acquisition/distribution agreement, cross-collateralization and creative accounting.

Risky Business at UCLA February 20, 2009

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

Mark will present his "Risky Business: Financing & Distributing Independent Films" seminar at at UCLA on February 20. Those who attend this comprehensive one-day seminar will learn how independent films are financed and distributed. Topics include organizing your company, raising financing via pre-sales, debt and limited partnerships, negotiating tactics, principal terms of the acquisition/distribution agreement, cross-collateralization and creative accounting.

DISTRIBUTION 101 – Foreign Sales Agents

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

ARBITRATION CLAUSE: Every contract should contain an IFTA arbitration clause ensuring that all contractual disputes are subject to binding arbitration with the prevailing party entitled to reimbursement of legal fees and costs. The IFTA personal guarantee Rider can be used to bar a company's chief executive from attending future American Film Markets if the company refuses to pay an arbitration award.

Risky Business at UCLA February 21, 2009

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

Mark will once again present his yearly "Risky Business: Financing & Distributing Independent Films" all day seminar at the UCLA campus on February 21, 2009. Those who attend this comprehensive seminar will learn how independent films are financed and distributed. Topics include organizing your company, raising financing via pre-sales, debt and limited partnerships, negotiating tactics, principal terms of the acquisition/distribution agreement, cross-collateralization and creative accounting.

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Risky Business at UCLA February 21, 2009

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

Mark will once again present his yearly "Risky Business: Financing & Distributing Independent Films" all day seminar at the UCLA campus on February 21, 2009. Those who attend this comprehensive seminar will learn how independent films are financed and distributed. Topics include organizing your company, raising financing via pre-sales, debt and limited partnerships, negotiating tactics, principal terms of the acquisition/distribution agreement, cross-collateralization and creative accounting.

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