Meet Netflix's "Juicers": People Who Get Paid to Watch TV

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"Project Beetlejuice" — about which little is known — pays people to pick the best still images and videos from thousands of titles to help users figure out what to watch. Now, two of them are suing for overtime, paid vacation, health insurance and more. read more. THR, Esq.

'Girl Meets World' Star Sued by Ex-Music Managers

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The lawsuit centers on revenue from the Disney star's music. read more. THR, Esq. Music Television Music THR Online

VFX Town Hall Meeting Urges Trade Association and Union

Digital Media Law

Pi Day – a multi-city international meeting of VFX artists – took place Thursday evening amid rising concern about the state of the industry. Normal. false. false. false. However, panelists also acknowledged the difficulty of achieving either goal.

Meet the Hollywood Lawyer on 'The New Celebrity Apprentice' (Q&A)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"They wanted to have someone from Arnold’s actual team in the boardroom and I was very honored when I was asked to come on board as an advisor," says attorney Patrick Knapp Schwarzenegger. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

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Proposals Sought for TED-Style Talks on Innovation at ABA Annual Meeting

Media Law

The ABA Center for Innovation is seeking proposals for talks on legal innovation to be presented during a special Spotlight event at the ABA Annual Meeting in New York City on Aug. The post Proposals Sought for TED-Style Talks on Innovation at ABA Annual Meeting appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. If you’ve always imagined yourself on stage at a TED-style event, this could be your chance.

Meet the hosts of Entertainment Law Update

Gordon P. Firemark

Tamera Bennett will be visiting LA this weekend, so on Friday night, February 6, from 6pm-8pm, we are have a MEETUP at Caulfield’s bar in Beverly Hills (more info on the RSVP Page Here’s a short video invitation! link]. RSVP: [link]. Tamera Bennett will be visiting LA this weekend, so on Friday night, February 6, from 6pm-8pm, we are have a MEETUP at Caulfield''s bar in Beverly Hills (more info on the RSVP Page Here''s a short video invitation! link]. RSVP: [link].

Meet the lawyers negotiating Disney's Miramax sale

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Matthew Belloni EXCLUSIVE: As the Walt Disney Co.'s s dumping sale of its Miramax specialty division slogs along as slowly as.well, as slowly as the average Miramax movie, we've been asked repeatedly which lawyers are repping the deal. Nobody's commenting, Tags: Corporate

Meet the man arrested for pirating 'Wolverine'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner We're starting to get to know the man arrested yesterday for allegedly uploading an unfinished copy of Fox's "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" to the web more than a month before its May 1 release. Accused pirate Gilberto Sanchez.

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Speaking Friday at ABA LPM Fall Meeting

Media Law

The ABA Law Practice Management Section is holding its fall meeting this week on beautiful Cape Cod. On Thursday at noon, in conjunction with the fall meeting, the LPM Section’s eLawyering Task Force is presenting a free program, eLawyering and the Future of Legal Work. Online registration for the Cape Cod meeting is now closed but registration will be available onsite. The meeting is being held at the Wequassett Resort & Golf Club in Chatham.

Know Your 'Avatar' Lawsuits: Meet Three Plaintiffs Who Hope to Win Billions

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner.and why they are more likely to be paying James Cameron's lawyers. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Business James Cameron Avatar

Watch out, Hulu. Meet the new Napster of television

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner Every once in a while, an upstart company will come along and tout some obscure provision of copyright law that would seemingly upend everything we think we know about the legalities of distributing entertainment content. Allow us.

Power Lawyers 2010: Meet the 100 most influential showbiz attorneys

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Check out our annual Power Lawyers issue spotlighting the 100 attorneys most influencing the entertainment business (film, television, music). It's on newsstands today or click here for the full list. A Q&A with Sony general counsel Leah Weil, our Raising.

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Meet the Baseball Fans Suing to Change the Business of Televising Games

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner A new antitrust lawsuit alleges that the deals between Major League Baseball and cable and satellite TV companies need to be reviewed as a violation of antitrust law. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business Comcast DirecTV Major League Baseball

Richard Simmons' Libel Lawsuit Against National Enquirer Meets Skeptical Judge

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The court tentatively holds that "like race, being transgender is an immutable characteristic" and while being transgender may subject a person to contempt from a portion of the population it "will not validate those prejudices by legally recognizing them." read more. THR, Esq.

Meet the New Boss: YouTube’s Monopoly on Video

Music Technology Policy

Take a look at this graph and ask yourself how did this come to pass? Then ask yourself what would it take for a television network to get to the same position without manipulating the market and search fixing

Widget Lets Clients Schedule and Pay for Meetings With You

Media Law

A Web-based service called vCita launched yesterday that allows you to easily add a widget to your blog or website through which clients and potential clients can schedule a meeting with you and arrange payment in advance. Meetings can be recorded to revisit later on. Hosts the meeting.

Speaking Friday at Rhode Island Bar Annual Meeting

Media Law

If you will be attending the Rhode Island Bar Association Annual Meeting this week, I look forward to seeing you there. Here is the complete meeting brochure. I am presenting two programs Friday: 9 a.m. to 10:15, Cloud Computing for Lawyers: Practical and Ethical Uses of the Cloud. 10:45 to noon, Twenty Tips for Seizing the Power of Social Media. Both programs will include practical tips as well as a heavy ethics component. General

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FCC To Hold Open Meeting June 9th

Media Law Prof Blog

The meeting will include a From the FCC The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting.on Thursday, June 9, 2011, which is scheduled to commence at 10:30 a.m. in Room TW-C305, at 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C.

Judge Refuses To Blow Whistle On Jimmy Kimmel's 'LeBron James Meets Rabbi' Joke

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner In a video segment, Kimmel spliced together a YouTube video of the "Flying Rabbi," who sued, alleging he was presented as a "laughingstock." read more. THR, Esq. Television Television

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Hollywood Docket: Meet showbiz's conservative clique; Activision CEO vs. Patty Glaser; Spawn of 'Spawn'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Ever heard of the Friends of Abe? Neither had we, until we read this THR story looking at an under-the-radar gathering of Republicans in Hollywood. And it's Lincoln, not Vigoda.) [THR] THR] The CEO of Activision Blizzard is learning the hard.

Meet Ron Durkin, the new trustee in the Bergstein bankruptcy case

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Alex Ben Block A former FBI agent who is a specialist in white collar crime has been chosen as interim trustee to carry out a federal bankruptcy court judge's order to oversee and examine the operations and books of.

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Meet the Lawyer Claiming He Was Tricked Into Selling Grammy Awards Tickets

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Is Matthew Blakely a dupe — and does that make him a bad entertainment lawyer? read more. Music THR Online THR, Esq. Business

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FCC Pulls Controversial Set-Top Box Proposal From Meeting Agenda

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler says rules reshaping access to TV programming will remain under consideration, but that the FCC needs to resolve technical and legal issues. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

President Xi Meets President 'Me'

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

So Much For Innovation, YouTuber's Meet The New Boss.

Music Technology Policy

Reblogged from The Trichordist: The persistent myth that artists and creators neither want or need partners in the self empowered digital age seems to have hit a wall. The LA Weekly recently reported on a number of high profile YouTube Artists who have found themselves on the bad end of bad deals with YouTube Producers. Get that. Artists have found themselves on the bad end of deals with business people exploiting them. Read more… 557 more words

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Mass. AG Begins Posting Open Meeting Law Rulings Online

Media Law

As of this afternoon, determination letters issued by the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office in open meeting law cases are available online. These are the rulings the AG issues after investigating open meeting law complaints. You can find the letters on the AG’s website. You can read more details about this at my Media Law blog. General

Meet the Lawyers Featured in Morgan Spurlock's 'Greatest Movie Ever Sold'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Jonathan Handel The legal experts enlighten and entertain hte product-placement adventure. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business

Chairman Goodlatte’s Listening Tour: Google Search Meets the Ford Pinto

Music Technology Policy

The LA meeting produced an exchange between film producer Richard Gladstein and Google’s chief copyright executioner, Fred Von Lohman. Americans are freedom loving people, and nothing says freedom like getting away with it. From Long Long Time , by Guy Forsyth.

FCC Open Commission Meeting Slated For June 13, 2012

Media Law Prof Blog

Here's the agenda

Meet the Folks Suggesting Comcast Should Be Paying More for DreamWorks Animation

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Hint: They have J.D. degrees. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Donald Trump Jr. Meets With Senate Staff About Russia | MSNBC

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Meets With Senate Staff About Russia | MSNBCDonald Trump Jr.

Meet the New Boss: Kent Walker Shows Us What Monopoly Looks Like

Music Technology Policy

He’s just wants you to meet the new boss. According to Kent Walker , he likes the trial court decision in Viacom v. YouTube , the massive copyright infringement case brought by Viacom, the Premier League and a number of other copyright owners. Why? [T]he

Appeals Court Skeptical About Overturning Marvin Gaye Family's "Blurred Lines" Victory

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

At oral arguments at the 9th Circuit, a push by Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams to reverse what happened at a copyright trial meets resistance. read more. THR, Esq. Business Music Business THR Online

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Meet Alki David: The Billionaire Hollywood Bad Boy Being Sued by Every TV Network

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The man behind online TV-streaming service FilmOn -- and pal to Charlie Sheen and Andy Dick -- has the industry seeing red. read more. The Business Drake Chris Brown THR, Esq. Charlie Sheen Television Barry Diller Business

The Transparency in Music Licensing and Ownership Act: The Domesday Book Meets A Unicorn — Music Tech Solutions

Music Technology Policy

That is an 11th century idea being welded onto a 21st century problem, the Domesday Book meets a unicorn. Americans are freedom loving people and nothing says freedom like getting away with it. Long Long Time , written by Guy Forsyth. Longtime PRO opponent Rep.

FCC to Shake Up Media Ownership Rules

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The media agency is widely expected to eliminate many local market regulations at a meeting next month. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Attending the Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting?

Media Law

I will be attending the Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting in Denver Oct. 23-26. If you plan to attend, let me know so we can say hello. It looks like a great line-up of sessions. For those who are not attending, several of the sessions will be webcast live via the WestLegalEdcenter. General

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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It gets you a meeting: How Google Music Failed to Deliver

Music Technology Policy

A meeting. They had their meeting. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz called “aiding and abetting theft&# might be a good way to get a second meeting. Given Apple’s anticipated announcement of its fully licensed cloud music service in a few days, the Google Music negotiation team must be under tremendous pressure to explain away their failure to close even one license.

SAG Board Meeting Starts

Digital Media Law

The SAG National Board meeting began this morning at 9:00 a.m. The meeting is expected to be contentious. Also strange: I saw SAG President Alan Rosenberg entering the meeting at about 10:15, i.e., about an hour after it had started. I don’t know if he had been in already and left the meeting, but it looked like he was coming from the parking lot, which suggests he had just arrived. accompanied by light informational leafleting from pro and con sources.