Layoffs at ALM Eliminate Key Editors

Media Law

The layoffs were first reported by Casey Sullivan at Big Law Business. An email this morning confirmed some of the layoffs. The post Layoffs at ALM Eliminate Key Editors appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. ALM Media — the company that publishes the website Law.com and leading legal magazines such as The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel — has laid off several top editors. Among the departures are Kim […].

Agency Marriage Fallout: WMA Starts Layoffs

Thompson On Hollywood

The inevitable has started to occur: massive layoffs are under way at William Morris Agency in the wake of its merger with Endeavor. Tags: Agencies agencies Endeavor layoffs William Morris The smaller agency is expected to dominate the film, indie and television side of the new entity, while WMA will run the music department.

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More Variety Layoffs; Cannes American Pavilion Seeks Sponsors

Thompson On Hollywood

As advertising revenues continue to skid, Reed Business Information announced layoffs of 7 % across all its divisions, plus possible unpaid leaves for staffers.

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More British Reporters May Strike Over Job Layoffs

Media Law Prof Blog

Journalists from the Manchester Evening News may be the next to strike over job cuts. The National Union of Journalists has scheduled a vote later this week. Read more here

Crisis Averted: Fostering A Learning Culture During Hard Times

Pathgather

But compound that with an unexpected economic downturn and morale-deflating layoffs not too far behind, that’s when one enters dangerous territory. It’s the crucial decisions made, and not made, in the aftermath of those layoffs that will determine the future of your company. The Unearthing Effects of Layoffs Following heavy layoffs, the remaining employees will become overwhelmed and concerned for their own job security.

Judge Refuses to Throw Out ABC News 'Pink Slime' Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

billion in damages, after it claims ABC''s coverage led to the closure of three plants and roughly 700 layoffs by misleading consumers that the finely textured meat product is unsafe. Beef Products Inc. has sued the network for defamation, seeking $1.2

Great Human Interest Story on the End of Journalism

Music Technology Policy

And the award goes to Greg Sandoval for getting through an entire interview about newspaper layoffs without mentioning.Google

More Media Upheaval and Watchmen Reviews

Thompson On Hollywood

Tags: Critics Media New Media Annie Leibovitz film critics layoffs media newspapers recession Watchmen Zack Snyder

Sony, EMI battling over top exec

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner With industry-wide layoffs dominating the news, we suppose it's nice to see two entertainment companies battling for the services of a top executive. Last week, EMI Music promoted Ronn Werre to chief operating officer for its North.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog - Untitled Article

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Student debt is astronomical, with some law students borrowing upwards of $200,000 to finance their educations, and employment prospects are dismal, with even well-established, “white-shoe” law firms being forced to make massive cuts and layoffs.

Does Size Really Matter? Consolidation In The Digital Distribution Business

The Digital Lowdown

P.S. – Moments before publishing this blog entry, layoffs were announced at The Orchard/IODA: “Today [The Orchard has] made some personnel adjustments to ensure that the Orchard is efficiently structured to serve the needs of our expanded client base and won't have any negative impact to our clients.” (Author’s Full Disclosure: Steven Corn is co-founder and CEO of BFM Digital, a competitor of both IODA and The Orchard. The following should be read as opinion.).

Kagan avoids drama on way to court - POLITICO.com Print View

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Instead, he slammed the Democrats’ economic agenda and talked about the bill to prevent teacher layoffs.

Kagan avoids drama on way to court - POLITICO.com Print View

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Instead, he slammed the Democrats’ economic agenda and talked about the bill to prevent teacher layoffs.

Recession Red: Media Industry Jobs Slashed

Thompson On Hollywood

In a declining ad market, EW isn't immune to more layoffs either. Meanwhile, more layoffs are hitting the Chicago Tribune. Over the past year, reports Ad Age, the advertising and media industry represents a hefty percentage of all layoffs nationwide. When I run into my fellow journos on the town, they look at me with palpable anxiety. I'm a reminder of their worst fear: losing their staff jobs. The ranks of media freelancers are expanding rapidly.)

Tenenbaum files reply in support of motion to reduce award; claims he caused at most $21 in damages

Copyrights & Campaigns

Rather, it refers to "the billions of dollars of lost revenues and the mass layoffs in the record industry as a result of file-sharing ," clearly referring to the overall phenomenon, rather than that perpetrated by Tenenbaum himself. (My Joel Tenenbaum today filed a reply brief in support of his motion to reduce the jury's verdict of $675,000 for downloading and distributing 30 songs over the KaZaA peer-to-peer network.

Don Johnson Earns First Paycheck in Years

JetLawBlog

The increasing costs of celebrity legal troubles has strained the Los Angeles County Judicial System, which is facing layoffs and budget cuts in the midst of California’s state budget problems. A Los Angeles County jury recently awarded Don Johnson $23.2

Broadcasters: Beware of the Disgruntled Former Employee

Broadcast Law Blog

That memo is probably worth review once again in these troubling economic times where layoffs have become the norm at many broadcast stations. In a decision released this week, the FCC granted the application of an FM station for license renewal , denying petitions filed by two former employees who contended that the station had violated a number of FCC rules.

Duke Nukem. Forever ? Take-Two Sues Apogee (3D Realms) Over Failed Sequel

JetLawBlog

FOREVER. It was well over ten years ago when now-defunct video game maker 3D Realms (makers of the Duke Nukem series and the recently well-received video game Prey ) announced the proper, and what was to be the final, installment of the Duke Nukem franchise– Duke Nukem Forever.

SAG TV/Theatrical Ballots Later Than Expected; SAG Litigation Continues; and More

Digital Media Law

Speaking of lost wages, I also have a couple of factoids on the SAG layoffs : the total number of people laid off was 36 (not 35, as previously reported), with an additional 26 unfilled positions that will remain unfilled. The ballots for SAG’s recently approved TV/theatrical contract won’t be going out until mid to late May, a source tells me, several weeks later than the early May target that the Guild stated as recently as a week or so ago.

SAG & Studios Agree to Tentative Deal

Digital Media Law

Layoffs are apparently expected, and the LA Times is reporting today that the union has a deficit exceeding $6 million. The Screen Actors Guild and the AMPTP (alliance representing studios and producers) reached tentative agreement on a two-year TV/theatrical contract, potentially ending a ten-month stalemate that halted production of most studio movies and put thousands of people out of work.

Craigslist: Free Speech or Digital Pimp?

JetLawBlog

Above the Law , known for terrifying the legal community with the latest layoff numbers , recently reported on a “law student&# who published a Craigslist ad of questionable legality with even more questionable “legal disclaimers.&#

Hollywood Labor: SAG Source Says a Strike Unlikely, Joint SAG-AFTRA Bargaining Likely; and the Year Ahead

Digital Media Law

Certainly this round of negotiations have the potential to be bumpy, in light of the economy generally and, more particularly, the layoffs imposed by the union in 2009. A harder issue is whether the Teamsters will push for a No Layoffs clause.

Why the RIAA (and all trade associations) should NOT be focusing on 'business models'

Copyrights & Campaigns

The gloating over recent layoffs at the RIAA presents a good opportunity to knock down some of the common myths about what trade associations like the RIAA and MPAA are and are not -- and what they are allowed to do. Trade associations exist in virtually every significant industry in the US, from valve manufacturers , to pork producers , to mushroom growers , to travel agents , to refrigerated warehousers , to sign-makers , to frozen food freezers, to.

Rallies on Capitol Hill on the Performance Royalty - Who Will Pay?

Broadcast Law Blog

Layoffs are hitting stations in almost every market. In the last two weeks, we have seen Capitol Hill rallies by the Free Radio Alliance, opposing what they term the “ performance tax &# on radio, and yesterday by the Music First Coalition , trying to persuade Congress to adopt a performance royalty on the use of sound recordings for the over-the-air signal of broadcast stations.

Breaking News: Focus Features Goes Global

Thompson On Hollywood

There will be no layoffs,” he said. Rumors have been surrounding various studio subsidiaries and Focus Features is no exception. Here's the breaking story of Focus Features' merger with Universal's International Production Group.

Washington Post to Cut 80 Newsroom Jobs - New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Mr. Jones said the cuts would come through buyouts and attrition, not layoffs. Washington Post to Cut 80 Newsroom Jobs - New York Times March 11, 2006 Washington Post to Cut 80 Newsroom Jobs By KATHARINE Q.

Washington Post to Cut 80 Newsroom Jobs - New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Mr. Jones said the cuts would come through buyouts and attrition, not layoffs. Washington Post to Cut 80 Newsroom Jobs - New York Times March 11, 2006 Washington Post to Cut 80 Newsroom Jobs By KATHARINE Q.

Sergey Brin, Monopsonist Book Enthusiast

Music Technology Policy

But I certainly do recall the Phoenix layoffs. If you’ve been following the Google Books settlement debacle, you know that there are some serious questions about what are probably inaccurately referred to as orphan works, but what are probably more accurately called “Google Orphans.” Google Orphans are a special class of works for which Google cannot locate the author (for whom Google has no incentive to look very hard).

SAG: No Good Reason to Strike

Digital Media Law

annually, in an economy where most workers are enduring wage freezes, wage rollbacks, layoffs, and increased workloads for those who remain and must handle work formerly performed by their now laid off colleagues. There’s turmoil planned for the upcoming Jan. 12-13 SAG National Board meeting, reports the LA Times. SAG’s National Executive Director Doug Allen and the current negotiating committee may find themselves bounced out unceremoniously by the moderates—or they may not.