Entertainment Industry Insights Podcast #004: Nat Mundel

Gordon P. Firemark

Entertainment Industry Insights Podcast. In this episode of Entertainment Industry Insights, I speak with Nat Mundel , Founder of Voyage Media, and Co-Founder of TODpix. Nat’s recipe for success in the modern entertainment industry.

Entertainment Industry Insights Podcast, Episode 001: Adam Leipzig

Gordon P. Firemark

Annnouncing a new occasional podcast featuring interviews with Entertainment Industry Thought Leaders. Entertainment Industry Insights Podcast, Episode 001: Adam Leipzig is a post from: Law Offices of Gordon P. Entertainment Industry Insights Podcast

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Entertainment Industry Insights Podcast: Ken Davenport

Gordon P. Firemark

Entertainment Industry Insights Podcast. In this episode of Entertainment Industry Insights, I speak with Broadway Producer Ken Davenport. Entertainment Industry Insights Podcast: Ken Davenport is a post from: Law Offices of Gordon P. Episode 3: Ken Davenport.

Entertainment Industry Insights Podcast, Episode 002: How to Plan, Produce and Distribute Your Independent Film with Eric Sherman

Gordon P. Firemark

Entertainment Industry Insights Podcast. In this episode of Entertainment Industry Insights, I spoke with Eric Sherman. Entertainment Industry Insights Podcast In this episode of Entertainment Industry Insights, I spoke with Eric Sherman.

Music Industry A-Listers Call on Congress to Reform Copyright Act

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A day before a crucial deadline, the music industry is pulling no punches. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

Supreme Court Rules Against Entertainment Industry in Landmark Copyright Case

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Justice Stephen Breyer delivers majority opinion holding that the "first sale" doctrine applies to works bought overseas and resold in the United States. read more. The Business Movies THR, Esq. Tech Business

Music Industry Majors Sue Hip-Hop Streaming Site Spinrilla

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

“Spinrilla specializes in ripping off music creators by offering thousands of unlicensed sound recordings for free," says the RIAA. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

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Google Again Opposes Movie Industry in a Copyright Fight

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner The MPAA says that Hotfile is like Megaupload, but Google says Hotfile deserves the same legal protections as YouTube. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Tech Business Google MPAA YouTube

The Cross-Industry Promise of Blockchain

New Media and Technology Law

This capability has evoked the early development of new applications and technological developments involving many industries beyond financial services. . Healthcare – Blockchain presents a very efficient and elegant solution to many of the regulatory and operational issues that the healthcare industry is facing in this turbulent time. What are the cross-industry upsides of blockchain? Other industries also see the potential for lower operational costs as well.

Independent Contractor vs. Employee – misclassification can cost entertainment industry employers dearly.

Gordon P. Firemark

In the entertainment industries, this misclassification is prevalent. Lately, I’ve had several conversations with clients about whether the folks they hire to work on their films and theatre projects are properly classified as employees or independent contractors.

Management Firm Industry Entertainment Sued for Alleged Client-Stealing

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

New Wave Entertainment claims manager Paul Brown improperly took actors Laura Prepon and Tommy Dewey with him when he left for Industry earlier this year.

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Entertainment Industry Sends U.S. Trade Office a NAFTA Negotiation Wish List

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Lifting foreign equity caps and overhauling safe harbor protections for Internet companies is on the agenda for the MPAA and others. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Music Tech Business THR Online

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Lawsuit Claims Woman in Entertainment Industry Was Impersonated Sexually

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

High-level executives are said to have been duped. An anonymous plaintiff is now testing a little-known law in California. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Movies Culture Business THR Online

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SAG-AFTRA Asks for Investigation of Videogame Industry Over Vocal Safety Issues

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Employer pressure to overwork their voices has caused performers to taste blood, faint, lose their voices for months at a time and suffer permanent damage, says the union. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Tech Tech Business THR Online SAG-AFTRA Labor

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Guest Post by @schneidermaria: Content ID is Still Just Piracy in Disguise: An Open Letter to Rightsholders and a Music Industry Ready to Renegotiate with a Monster

Music Technology Policy

The music industry should quit banging its head into that same wall looking for results. Our music industry’s acceptance of the “monetization” tool from Content ID only serves to “legitimize” the piracy that YouTube systematically breeds. By Maria Schneider.

New Organization Aims to Kickstart Innovation in Legal Industry

Media Law

A for-profit membership organization aimed at driving technology innovation and adoption in the legal industry made its formal launch yesterday. The post New Organization Aims to Kickstart Innovation in Legal Industry appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Called Evolve Law, its primary focus will be on promoting collaboration among a “community” of lawyers, law firms and innovative legal technology companies in order to speed adoption of new technology.

Leaked Audit in Eminem Royalty Suit Highlights Huge Stakes for Record Industry

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Here's what an examiner turned up when opening Aftermath's financial books to see how much was owed to Eminem's production team. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business Eminem

TV Industry Group Hints Google Has Inside Access at the FCC

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A coalition formed by the MPAA and telecoms speaks of "Top Secret meetings" and "hoodwinked" viewers. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

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How a Legal Fight Over Ray Charles' Song Rights Might Impact the Music Industry

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Music producers watch closely as the Ray Charles Foundation tries to save its lawsuit against the singer's children by reversing itself. The litigation explores key issues in song terminations. read more. Music THR, Esq. Business

Industry Favorite Fig & Olive Hit With Lawsuit Claiming Salmonella Contamination

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The West Hollywood restaurant is under investigation by the L.A County Department of Public Health. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Culture THR Online Power Lunch

How the Legal Fight Over 'Y.M.C.A.' Could Change the Music Industry (Analysis)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner A lawsuit to determine whether the original lead singer of the Village People has a right to terminate copyright grants on 32 songs may influence the road ahead for many songwriters, publishers, and record labels. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Business

TV Broadcasters Warn of Huge Industry Shakeup If Barry Diller's Aereo Isn't Stopped

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner After filing a copyright lawsuit against Aereo in March, broadcasters on Wednesday detailed why a preliminary injunction is warranted. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business Barry Diller

Nominees Sought for Legal Industry Sales and Service Awards

Media Law

The Legal Sales and Service Organization (LSSO), an organization focused on law firm business development and client service, is seeking nominees for its first-ever Sales and Service Awards for the legal industry. The post Nominees Sought for Legal Industry Sales and Service Awards appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Content Industry Gets Favored Interpretation of "Repeat Infringers" in MP3Tunes Appeal

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

MP3Tunes and its founder Michael Robertson can't escape a determination of owing tens of millions of dollars to record labels and music publishers. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Music Tech Business THR Online

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Citing Legal Industry Disruption, West, Lexis Open their Data to Free Access

Media Law

That came not long after ReInvent Law NYC, another conference that focused on innovation and disruption in the legal industry. The post Citing Legal Industry Disruption, West, Lexis Open their Data to Free Access appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Last month, Harvard Law School hosted the conference, Disruptive Innovation in the Market for Legal Services, featuring Harvard Business School Prof. Clayton M.

Lawyer Rescues Documentary Film Industry From the IRS

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Tax judge determines that documentaries can be for-profit activity after all, and that one lawyer/documentarian can deduct her losses in her tax statement. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Home Movies Business

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Is The Music Industry Really Broken?

The Digital Lowdown

in Los Angeles (aka "The Strip"), I spot an obvious sign that the music industry is not broken. While some may decry the ease at which an album can be made as being a major cause of our troubled industry, I think it is the saving grace. However, the music industry never has been able to support every musician, artist and songwriter. As I ponder the tumultuous past year in the music business, I have to wonder if the business is as broken as all the pundits claim it is.

Producer beware: “Work Made For Hire” agreement creates a “statutory employee” relationship.

Gordon P. Firemark

Recently, employment practices in the entertainment industry have been under closer scrutiny, as several major studies have been targeted in class-action lawsuits by interns who believe they should've been paid minimum wage, received overtime, benefits, etc.,

David Letterman's Company Hit With Contract Lawsuit From Lee Gabler

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Television Television Business THR Online CBS David Letterman Industry Night: $5 Late Show Late Show with David LettermanGabler, a former co-chairman of CAA, claims Letterman's company "inexplicably" stopped paying him in March. read more. THR, Esq.

How the Recording Industry Intends to Win Billions From LimeWire

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Record labels have scored a victory in their litigation against the file-sharing program, with damages potentially running as high as $150,000 per "work." read more. THR, Esq. Music Music

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The ‘Trainer’s Trainer’ Has a Message for the Industry: Here’s Where We’re Failing and What to Do About It

Pathgather

Elaine Biech, a leader in the field for 30 years, had an important message for the training industry: “ Our profession has to be built on what the science tells us about learning and how people learn best. When 10,000 corporate learning professionals from 78 countries converged in Atlanta for the ATD International Conference and Exposition, organizers picked the “trainer’s trainer” to meet first with the media.

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How the TV Industry Blew Its Best Chance to Kill Dish's Ad-Skipping Technology

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Dish Network recently introduced a new DVR that will automatically delete commercials. A potential lawsuit will be even more bloody than what happened years ago to ReplayTV. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business Dish Network

LimeWire to Record Industry: File-Sharing is Good for You!

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner LimeWire points to documents turned over so far that indicate the benefit of file-sharing. LimeWire wants more. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music

Record industry targets Google for linking to infringing songs

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner Is Google about to be hit with a major new lawsuit for linking to copyright infringing songs? A UK trade group representing more than 300 record companies including UMG, Sony and Warner Bros. has sent Google a.

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Hollywood Docket: Google wants to charge the music industry for anti-piracy help

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Today's must-read: The RIAA and the IFPI, two music industry trade groups, recently sent a letter to Google asking for more aid in tracking down pirated material online. Google said it would help, but only for a price -- frustrating.

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Will an NFL Lockout Be the Biggest Disaster Ever For the TV Industry?

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner ANALYSIS: Why did TV networks give the NFL "insurance" in case of a lockout? read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business

Pepperdine Law’s Straus institute launches new interdisciplinary ADR project for Entertainment and Media Industries

Gordon P. Firemark

Pepperdine Law School’s Straus Institute has launched an innovative new Dispute Resolution Project relating to the Entertainment, Media and Sports Industries. The institute launches this summer with a lead-off program in London (info at [link] ), and will continue with inter-disciplinary coursework and other programming like Speaker Event, Industry Expert Conversations,Continuing Legal Education Conferences, and webinars.

Reader questions: Digital Aggregator Deals–Is the New Boss Worse than the Old Boss?

Music Technology Policy

music accounting issues music business music downloads music industry music industry blog music industry questionsWe’ve had a number of questions lately about how artists should look at aggregator deals and how to evaluate them. You would, of course, evaluate these deals the same way you would any other deal in the first instance–using break even analysis. This requires a little bit–a very little bit–of high school algebra, but you can do it.

Hollywood Reporter Reveals the Industry's Power Lawyers 2014

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

How many lawyers does it take to make this list? One hundred, to be exact, as THR presents the town’s top attorneys (their favorite jokes included). read more. The Business Music Power Lawyers 2014 Movies THR, Esq. THR Weekly Magazine Business

The Traditional Music Industry, Online Music, and Copyright Law

Media Law Prof Blog

Seth Ericsson, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, has published The Recorded Music Industry and the Emergence of Online Music Distribution: Innovation in the Absence of Copyright (Reform), in volume 79 of the George Washington Law Review