It’s a Play! It’s Live Internet TV! It’s Both, and it Opens in Los Angeles on Friday

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Somewhat like Shimmer, Saturday Night Live ’s mysterious concoction that was both a floor wax and a dessert topping , a production called The Noir Series that runs this weekend in Los Angeles manages to be both a stage play and live Internet TV.

'NCIS' Creator Sues CBS Over 'Los Angeles' Spinoff

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Matthew Belloni Is CBS' "NCIS: Los Angeles" a spinoff or sequel of "NCIS"? read more. THR, Esq. Television Television

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Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles Times Ask Judge to Keep Sumner Redstone Court Documents Public

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Media outlets also asked the court to modify its protective order and limit the documents it designates as confidential. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

Los Angeles' New Adult Film Condom Law Has Holes

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Eriq Gardner Observers question who will be enforcing a new law mandating condom use on L.A.-based based porn sets. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business

Who Is Spreading Rumors About the FX Gurus Who Brought Aliens to Los Angeles?

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On Wednesday, a California appeals court will hear a dispute that could hold ramifications for anonymous speech. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Time Warner Cable Sued Over Lakers and Dodgers Channels

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Los Angeles Lakers Television Time Warner Cable Business Los Angeles Dodgers A class-action lawsuit charges that subscribers are being required to pay higher fees without the ability to opt out of the channels. read more. The Business THR, Esq.

Los Angeles County Sues Time Warner Cable for Not Paying Bill

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Nearly $700,000 at stake, plus the law that allows California to issue cable franchises. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS LITIGATION: LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS ASSERT TRADEMARK RIGHTS AGAINST CLIPPER DARRELL

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NBA TEAM SEEKS TO STIFLE SUPERFAN AND STOP USE OF "CLIPPER" MARK With the arrival of new star players Chris Paul and deAndre Jordan, coinciding with the continued rise of mega-star Blake Griffin, the once hapless Los Angeles Clippers have a new identity ("Lob City") and a rekindled fan base.

CBS Wins Dismissal of Key Part of 'NCIS' Spinoff Lawsuit (Exclusive)

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Matthew Belloni JAG and NCIS creator Donald Bellisario is suing over profits from the spinoff NCIS: Los Angeles. Television Television NCIS NCIS: Los Angelesread more. THR, Esq.

'NCIS' Creator Suffers Another Setback in CBS Lawsuit

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Donald Bellisario is claiming he's owed millions of dollars from 'NCIS: Los Angeles.' Television Television CBS NCIS: Los AngelesBut an L.A. judge has narrowed his case. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq.

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ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS LITIGATION: LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS ASSERT TRADEMARK RIGHTS AGAINST CLIPPER DARRELL

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With the arrival of new star players Chris Paul and deAndre Jordan, coinciding with the continued rise of mega-star Blake Griffin, the once hapless Los Angeles Clippers have a new identity (“Lob City”) and a rekindled fan base.

Fox Sports Settles Legal Dispute With L.A. Dodgers

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Television Television Frank McCourt Los Angeles Dodgers SportsMatthew Belloni The team has agreed to end its bid to sell lucrative television rights in advance of a proposed sale. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq.

Adult Industry Challenges Los Angeles County Measure B

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My good friends Paul Cambria of Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria, Louis Sirkin of Santen Hughes and Bob Corn-Revere of Davis Wright Tremaine filed an action today in California Federal court challenging Los Angeles County’s recent mandate requiring performers to wear condoms while shooting adult films in Los Angeles County, a.k.a.

L.A. Lakers Player Beats Strange Defamation Claim Over TMZ-Related Tweet

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Los Angeles Lakers Tech A California judge says that a basketball star who was accused of rape doesn''t "adopt" the contents of an article merely by discussing the subject on Twitter. read more. THR, Esq.

Healthcare law: Requirement to buy insurance was long a GOP concept - Los Angeles Times

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Healthcare law: Requirement to buy insurance was long a GOP concept - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles, Time Warner Cable Going to Court Over Franchise Fees (Again)

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The city says the cable giant is making billions but not paying its fair share. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Television Time Warner Cable Business

Hollywood Docket: Fox Loses Dodgers Ruling; Hip-Hop Blog Saved; Anti-Piracy Debate Heats Up

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The Business Business Los Angeles Dodgers PiracyEriq Gardner Ruling by bankruptcy judge, the difference between bloggers and journalists, and the Stop Online Piracy Act are among the items of note this week in entertainment and media law. read more. THR, Esq.

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Amber Heard Donates $7M Divorce Settlement to Two Charities

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The American Civil Liberties Union and Children's Hospital of Los Angeles receive $3.5 million each. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Amber Heard

Paramount Pictures Studio Lot Expansion Challenged in Court

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A lawsuit is filed after last month's approval by Los Angeles' city council. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Rodney King, motorist whose beating by Los Angeles police officers sparked deadly US race riots, dead at 47 - U.S. News

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Rodney King, motorist whose beating by Los Angeles police officers sparked deadly US race riots, dead at 47 - U.S. News This is a sad foot note on an American tragedy. It is even sadder that today. Father's Day's African Americans are having to march in NYC to protest the clearly unconstitutional practice of the racially motivated stop and frisk policy supported by the City of New York in spite of it's demonstrated ineffectiveness at lowering crime rates.

'Walking Dead' War: Creator Robert Kirkman Sued By Collaborator (Exclusive)

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Matthew Belloni Michael Anthony ("Tony") Moore, a fellow comic book artist, filed suit Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television

Happy New Year!

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Keith Olbermann Files Lawsuit Against Current TV

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Matthew Belloni Sources say the suit was filed Thursday afternoon in Los Angeles Superior Court. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Television Television Current TV Keith Olbermann

Taylor Hackford Sued Over Exclusion From Hit Jazz Musical

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Roger Lee Harrison claims Hackford and the creators of 'Louis & Keely: Live at the Sahara' cut him from the play's Chicago and upcoming Los Angeles runs.

Financial Hardship for Samuel L. Jackson? How Celebrities Get Out of Jury Duty

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The potential for distraction or influence generally does not convince judges to dismiss celebrities, says Los Angeles litigator John Gatti. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Culture Business THR Online January Jones Samuel L. Jackson

Class Action Lawsuit Claims Film School Overstates Job Opportunities

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Eriq Gardner Class action says that Los Angeles Film School and Los Angeles Recording School only receive accreditation through manipulation. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business

Loyola Law School (Los Angeles) Journalist Law School Program Accepting Applications For Summer 2015

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The Civil Justice Program at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles will host its 10th-annual Journalist Law School from Wednesday, May 27-Saturday, May 30, 2015 on its Frank Gehry-designed campus in downtown Los Angeles.

Rodney King, motorist whose beating by Los Angeles police officers -Here is the tape of the savage beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police. Afterwards, a jury, as barbaric as the police, acquitted these brutes carrying badges sparking days of rioting.sparked deadly US race riots, dead at 47 - U.S. News

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Adult Film Industry Loses Appeal Over Los Angeles' Condom Law

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The 9th Circuit decides that making porn actors wear condoms doesn''t run afoul of the First Amendment read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Business

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CBS Seeks to Use 'NCIS' Creator's 'Severe Brain Condition' as Leverage in Lawsuit (Exclusive)

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In a dispute over whether "NCIS: Los Angeles" is a spinoff, Donald Bellisario's lawyers slam the network for seeking medical records to "harass and embarrass him." NCIS: Los Angeles THR, Esq.

Los Angeles Clippers Sold to Steve Ballmer for $2 Billion

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The sale follows a court decision that Donald Sterling could not block the deal his wife set with Ballmer read more. The Business Culture THR Online THR, Esq. Business Donald Sterling

And Starring As Los Angeles.

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From the New York Times, how other states audition to play California. Tax credits and computer animation help out

In honor of International Podcast Day…

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Firemark - Los Angeles Entertainment Lawyers - Theatre, Film, TV & New Media. September 30th is International Podcast Day… And I’m presenting a webinar about… You guessed it. Podcasting.

'Men in Black' Director Barry Sonnenfeld Loses $325,000 Arbitration to UTA (Exclusive)

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Matthew Belloni The arbitration ruling was confirmed in a court filing Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Barry Sonnenfeld Men in Black III

Ashton Kutcher Production Company Sues DMV for Backing Out of Reality Series

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In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Katalyst claims it is owed at least $1.44 million in damages for breach of contract. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Television Television Ashton Kutcher

Drones and Dead Rockers. Special guest: Enrico Schaefer – Episode 74

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Firemark - Los Angeles Entertainment Lawyers - Theatre, Film, TV & New Media. The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update , is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app.

Is copyright getting tougher? – Episode 78

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Vid Angel? Firemark - Los Angeles Entertainment Lawyers - Theatre, Film, TV & New Media. The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update , is now available for your enjoyment.

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Equity Proposal to Pay Actors Roils Los Angeles 99-Seat Theatre Producers

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Paying minimum wage is a non-starter say producers, many of whom are Equity members. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Actors Equity Labor Business

John Travolta's First Accuser Drops Sexual Battery Lawsuit

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Eriq Gardner The actor produced photos in effort to show he wasn't in Los Angeles at time of alleged incident. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies

Philip K. Dick Estate Drops 'Adjustment Bureau' Copyright Lawsuit (Exclusive)

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District Court in Los Angeles. Matthew Belloni UPDATED: The dismissal papers were filed today in U.S. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Movies Movies The Adjustment Bureau