Dirty Dancing with Trademark Rights: How Pop Culture References in Ads Can Raise Legal Issues

Broadcast Law Blog

The recent decision in Lion’s Gate Entertainment, Inc. Lion’s Gate Entertainment, the copyright holder of “Dirty Dancing” and the owner of the trademark NOBODY PUTS BABY IN THE CORNER ® , which is registered for various types of merchandise (but not for entertainment or advertising services), sent a cease-and-desist letter to TD Ameritrade. Advertising Issues Intellectual Property Trademark Lion's Gate Entertainment v TD Ameritrade using movie lines in advertising

Model Famous In the Sixties Sues Over Use of Her Image In Sixties-Era Show "Mad Men"

Media Law Prof Blog

Former model Gita Hall May is suing Lions Gate Entertainment for infringement of her right of publicity over the use of her image in the television series Mad Men. May alleges that she agreed to the use of her

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Closing Windows?

Digital Media Law

Even the shortest average was 20 days, over at Lions Gate. Interesting email from my satellite company today. DirecTV urges me to order Julie & Julia on PPV. Not my cup of tea, thanks, though I suppose Julia Child probably had a clever way to brew a cup of tea while cooking up some unusual dish at the same time. But more interesting to me were two little notes that accompanied the ad: "Now Playing" and "Same Day as DVD."

One Dollar a Day Not Enough for Redbox to Keep Lawsuits Away

JetLawBlog

Not all studios are unhappy with Redbox though, as evidenced by recent deals Redbox has struck with Sony pictures and Lions Gate Entertainment. Sony is receiving up to $460 million for the right to distribute the studio’s DVDs on their initial release date for the next five years, and Lions Gate Entertainment has also agreed to supply new releases to Redbox over the next five years for $158 million.

Cracks In The Veneer

DealFatigue

The Guild continues to enter into piecemeal agreements with independent production and distribution companies - most recently, Lions Gate, RKO, Marvel and The Weinstein Company - based on the WGA’s initial proposals in an attempt to gain additional leverage. The three month old writers strike dramatically reduced the number of produced programs for the 2007-08 television season and pilot season is now in jeopardy.

Cracks In The Veneer

DealFatigue

The Guild continues to enter into piecemeal agreements with independent production and distribution companies – most recently, Lions Gate, RKO, Marvel and The Weinstein Company – based on the WGA’s initial proposals in an attempt to gain additional leverage. The three month old writers strike dramatically reduced the number of produced programs for the 2007-08 television season and pilot season is now in jeopardy.

Cracks In The Veneer

DealFatigue

The Guild continues to enter into piecemeal agreements with independent production and distribution companies – most recently, Lions Gate, RKO, Marvel and The Weinstein Company – based on the WGA’s initial proposals in an attempt to gain additional leverage. The three month old writers strike dramatically reduced the number of produced programs for the 2007-08 television season and pilot season is now in jeopardy.

Mark Litwak to Lecture at University of HAWAII

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

On July 19 – 20, the Hollywood Film Festival will provide independent filmmakers with the opportunity to learn about finance and distribution opportunities from organizations such as Buena Vista Studios, Regent Entertainment, Initial Entertainment Group, iFilm, Paramount Classics, Miramax Films, Lions Gate Films Releasing, and Laemmle Theatres.

Small distributor triumphs over 20th century fox in court

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

On July 19 – 20, the Hollywood Film Festival will provide independent filmmakers with the opportunity to learn about finance and distribution opportunities from organizations such as Buena Vista Studios, Regent Entertainment, Initial Entertainment Group, iFilm, Paramount Classics, Miramax Films, Lions Gate Films Releasing, and Laemmle Theatres.

Small distributor triumphs over 20th century fox in court

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

On July 19 – 20, the Hollywood Film Festival will provide independent filmmakers with the opportunity to learn about finance and distribution opportunities from organizations such as Buena Vista Studios, Regent Entertainment, Initial Entertainment Group, iFilm, Paramount Classics, Miramax Films, Lions Gate Films Releasing, and Laemmle Theatres.