Jay Leno Sued Over Mitt Romney Joke by Religious Group

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Television Television Jay Leno Miley Cyrus Mitt Romney NBC The Tonight ShowEriq Gardner The "Tonight" show host joked that the GOP presidential contender vacationed at a holy shrine in India. read more. THR, Esq.

No Strike Waivers For TV Yet But Web Start Ups Tempt Writers

DealFatigue

While the Guild granted waivers during the strike in 1988, I doubt they will now- even to Letterman and Leno -until and unless meaningful negotiations resume for two reasons.

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No Strike Waivers For TV Yet But Web Start Ups Tempt Writers

DealFatigue

While the Guild granted waivers during the strike in 1988, I doubt they will now- even to Letterman and Leno -until and unless meaningful negotiations resume for two reasons.

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No Strike Waivers For TV Yet But Web Start Ups Tempt Writers

DealFatigue

While the Guild granted waivers during the strike in 1988, I doubt they will now- even to Letterman and Leno -until and unless meaningful negotiations resume for two reasons.

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Leno Strips Down

Digital Media Law

dramas five nights a week and slot a new Jay Leno show in their place. They get to keep Leno in the family, rather than see him defect to a rival when Conan O’Brien takes over the Tonight Show next year. That saves the net a lot of money, since a week of Leno shows, even with his no doubt lucrative contract, are less expensive to produce than five hours of scripted content. Leno’s stripping, but the networks themselves may be losing their shirts.

Can Conan Abide by His Exit Agreement?

JetLawBlog

Late last year, in a move that at the time was billed as innovative and cost-effective, NBC moved former The Tonight Show ( Tonight ) host Jay Leno to the 10 p.m.

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ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: UPDATE ON PROTECTING CELEBRITIES

Entertainment Litigation Blog

Instead of hiding from the scandal, Grant kept his media appointments -- particularly his interview on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Tags: Film News Television TAKING A LESSON FROM BASEBALL'S STEROID SCANDALS The task of protecting celebrities from public humiliation is difficult and complex.

Conan Gets $32.5 Million, But No Triumph

JetLawBlog

Bassam Ibrahim, an IP lawyer with Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney agreed, saying that the only reason for NBC to keep the characters would be to prevent O’Brien from using them to compete with Jay Leno on another network. Publice appearance by Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog.

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Hollywood Labor Roundup

Digital Media Law

Leno Haled Into WGA Court. Jay Leno is facing the music for writing his own material during the WGA strike, which the WGA contends was a violation of strike. 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.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SUNDANCE FILMMAKERS

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

According to the FCC, the Jay Leno's interview with California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on the "Tonight Show" was exempt from the equal time rule because it was a bona fide news segment. A FCC complaint was filed by the Angelides for Governor Campaign on behalf of Phil Angelides, the Democratic candidate for Governor of California, against eleven television stations.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SUNDANCE FILMMAKERS

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

According to the FCC, the Jay Leno's interview with California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on the "Tonight Show" was exempt from the equal time rule because it was a bona fide news segment. A FCC complaint was filed by the Angelides for Governor Campaign on behalf of Phil Angelides, the Democratic candidate for Governor of California, against eleven television stations.

Is SAG Becoming Irrelevant?

Digital Media Law

SAG, and all actors, are also threatened by the continuing rise of non-scripted primetime programming such as reality, game shows, and even Jay Leno’s talk show , but even here, advantage AFTRA: the hosts and celebrity judges of such shows are generally covered by AFTRA contracts. No longer in SAG’s shadow, AFTRA now offers an alternative (in television) to the troubled Guild, and studios have taken to the alternative.