Weinstein Co. Board Members Targeted in Racketeering Class Action

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The new case follows a similar action, which has stalled thanks to the bankruptcy of TWC. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online The Weinstein Company

@NMPAOrg: NMPA Members Win on Wolfgang’s Vault

Music Technology Policy

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release: April 10, 2018 Media Contact: Charlotte Sellmyer NMPA MEMBERS SECURE CRITICAL VICTORY OVER WOLFGANG’S VAULT Washington, D.C. After nearly three years of litigation, NMPA publisher members Sony/ATV and EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell, ABKCO, peermusic, Spirit Music, and Imagem Music, have secured an important win in their ongoing efforts […]. via @NMPAOrg: NMPA Members Win on Wolfgang’s Vault — Artist Rights Watch

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Members Head to Trial Over Plane Crash Movie

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Newly unsealed court documents reveal a dispute emanating from a "blood oath" taken upon the plane crash that befell the 1970s band. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Getty Family Member Says FX Series 'Trust' Is Defamatory, Threatens Legal Action

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

John Paul Getty III's sister says the upcoming series makes it appear as if her family was complicit in his 1973 kidnapping. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online FX Trust

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A State Bar Switches From Casemaker To Fastcase As A Member Benefit

Media Law

The Mississippi Bar today announced that it is switching the research service it offers as a free benefit to its members from Casemaker to Fastcase. The switch will take effect for its more than 9,000 members on June 1. This new partnership allows us to support our members by providing free access to tools that […]. The post A State Bar Switches From Casemaker To Fastcase As A Member Benefit appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Ron Wyden’s Teachable Moment: Should one Senator be allowed to stop 415 Members of Congress on the Pre-72 Fix

Music Technology Policy

” That would be the pre-72 fix in the CLASSICS Act that was just passed by 415 Members of the House of Representatives.

AFTRA board member accused of running SAGWatch

Digital Media Law

For details, see my THR piece: [link]. ——————. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” due out this month. Subscribe to my blog ( jhandel.com ) for more about entertainment law and digital media law. Check out my residuals chart there too. Go to the blog itself to subscribe via RSS or email. Or, follow me on Twitter or friend me on Facebook. If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets

Calling Cabal Members

Music Technology Policy

Please respond if you are a member of Professor Pamela Samuelson's copyright cabal, we're trying to get invited to the next meeting

Disney Board Members Facing Shareholder Lawsuit Over Anti-Poaching Pacts

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg are among the defendants. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

HAAM Members Need to Re-Enroll by January 31!

Music Technology Policy

If you are a member of the Austin music community and get your health coverage through the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (“HAAM”) listen up! If you not yet a member of HAAM you can apply. HAAM says: We are currently accepting new Member applications.

Academy Invites New Members, Oscar Host Jackman

Thompson On Hollywood

The Academy has invited 134 new members, many of them long overdue, from actor Hugh Jackman--who wasn't a member when he hosted the Oscars on February 22--and producer Paula Wagner to directors Danny Boyle and Henry Selick, execs Daniel Battsek and Joe Drake, and writers John August and Howard A.

'Grey’s Anatomy' Crew Member Sues Claiming Gender Discrimination

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Timothy Day files a lawsuit in Los Angeles against ABC and Disney claiming he was wrongfully terminated from his longtime job for complaining about actions by the director of photography. read more. THR Online THR, Esq. Television

SAG-AFTRA Members Ratify Netcode Deal

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The deal was approved by 96.5 percent read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Television SAG-AFTRA Labor Business

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Spotify Board Member Google Gets Nailed by Stockholders for Another $250,000,000

Music Technology Policy

Google has entered into a proposed settlement agreement with a group of Google shareholders that sued Google’s top executives and board members for breach of fiduciary duty, abuse of control, corporate waste and unjust enrichment.

Dispute Erupts Among Members of Popular '90s Band Live

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Original lead singer Ed Kowalczyk is sued for $2 million for continuing to use the band name after leaving the group in 2009. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Business

Sumner Redstone's Granddaughter Sides With Viacom Board Members Against Shari

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Keryn Redstone adds more family drama to Viacom board circus. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

SAG/AFTRA Members: Will your dues go up or down? Now you can tell.

Digital Media Law

There's been a lot of discussion about how dues will change if SAG and AFTRA merge, but no one's made it easy for you to know exactly what will happen to your own. For a detailed breakdown -- and a graph that encompasses earnings from $0 to $250K, see The Hollywood Reporter. Whether you're SAG-only or a dual cardholder (or if you're AFTRA-only or even a broadcaster), the graph will show you exactly what will happen to your dues if merger passes. _. Check out my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,”

AFTRA Members Okay Agreement With Networks

Media Law Prof Blog

From the Hollywood Reporter: AFTRA members have overwhelmingly okayed a contract with the four major networks that covers daytime programming, unscripted (reality) shows, and late night tv. Among the provisions--a two percent wage increase. The agreement runs for nearly three

Washington Post: Trump Seeks Advice On Pardoning Himself, Family Members.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Asked & Answered: Should writer’s groups allow development execs as members?

Gordon P. Firemark

The group recently let a development executive in as a member and are talking about letting in other producers and development executives. I think it is a naive and desperate grab at selling a script and if the members work was good enough to get representation, they woud not have to do this. I think you’re right to consider resigning, if you’re concerned that you can’t trust the other members of your group… regardless who they may be.

Vivendi Demands Spinal Tap Members Be Ousted From Lawsuit "Absurdly" Claiming $400M in Damages

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The conglomerate offers a "reality check" to Harry Shearer's claim over contingent profits and also states he has no termination rights because his co-written material was a work-for-hire. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Music Business THR Online

Mass. Bar Switches from Casemaker to Fastcase as Member Benefit

Media Law

Bar Switches from Casemaker to Fastcase as Member Benefit appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. I’ve written any number of times here about the ongoing head-to-head competition between legal research services Casemaker and Fastcase to win the loyalty of America’s lawyers — or, to be more precise, to win the loyalty of America’s bar associations, since both services market themselves to state and local bars to be offered as a […]. The post Mass.

Creedence Clearwater Members Sue John Fogerty Over Use of Band's Name

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Former band members are now on the offensive against Fogerty read more. Music THR Online THR, Esq

WGA Members Okay Three Year Contract With AMPTP

Media Law Prof Blog

The Writers Guild (WGA) membership has voted to ratify a three year contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). The vote was overwhelmingly in favor of the new deal: 98.5 percent yes to 1.5 Provisions

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Can Allegedly Raped 'Real World' Star Beat MTV's Strict Cast-Member Contract?

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Cast member Tonya Cooley alleges in a lawsuit that she was victim of sexual harassment during a show trip to Thailand. Cooley believes MTV violated employment laws by encouraging the behavior and retaliating against her, but is a reality TV star really a network employee?

Monty Python Members Lose 'Spamalot' Musical Profits Dispute

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Mark Forstater, the self-proclaimed "seventh Python," wins his lawsuit that under a deal to produce "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," he deserved a larger share of the musical spin-off. read more. The Business Movies THR, Esq. Business

AFTRA Investigation Finds No Misconduct by Board Member Over SAGWatch Site

Digital Media Law

The union's outside counsel determines that David Browde did not violate non-disparagement or confidentiality rules and is not an owner or editor of the site. Details: The Hollywood Reporter. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” due out next month. Subscribe to my blog ( jhandel.com ) for more about entertainment law and digital media law. Check out my residuals chart there too. Go to the blog itself to subscribe via RSS or email.

Joe Francis Apologizes For Rant Against Jury Members

Media Law Prof Blog

Joe Francis, famous for his "Girls Gone Wild" empire, has apologized for an "appalling" Hollywood Reporter interview in which he repeatedly insulted members of the jury which convicted him of false imprisonment and assault, saying they should be "shot."

Disney Board Members Seek End to Shareholder Lawsuit Over Anti-Poaching Pacts

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Robert Iger and others defend their roles overseeing a company that allegedly conspired to deny workers in the visual effects community better work opportunities. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Hollywood Docket: Lumineers Ex-Member; Rocky Top, Tennessee; 'Rambo Knives'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A roundup of entertainment law news including a victory for American cities that wish to change their names to song titles. read more. The Business Music THR Online THR, Esq. The Lumineers Business

Boy Scouts to accept openly gay members | MSNBC

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Boy Scouts to accept openly gay members | MSNBC

Indie Rock Disputes: Expelling Band Members Isn't Easy

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

New lawsuit says Gogol Bordello''s singer absconded with half-a-million dollars. Plus, an update on the former Ariel Pink drummer who is suing after being ousted. read more. Music THR, Esq

@impaulwilliams: Letter to ASCAP Members from Paul Williams on DOJ’s Ruling Against Songwriters Around the World — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

Paul Williams Letter to ASCAP Members on DOJ ruling against songwriters. via @impaulwilliams: Letter to ASCAP Members from Paul Williams — Artist Rights Watch

ABA Honors Six Members of Congress For Leadership

Media Law Prof Blog

Six members of Congress will receive the American Bar Association''s Congressional Justice Award for accomplishment in lawmaking that serves the cause of justice. The ABA will honor Senators Mike Crapo, Dick Durbin, Tim Johnson, and Lisa Murkowski and Representatives Rodney

The Value Gap is Bigger Than You Thought: Member of EU Parliament Calls Out Google’s Data Harvesting

Music Technology Policy

According to MusicAlly , a Member of the European Parliament from Germany has called out Google’s non-display uses of music that are pure profit for Google. Christian Ehler has his eye on the right ball: “The American platforms have been very successful as it’s a liar’s poker that suggested an alliance between the consumer and their commercial interests. We have heard the notion that it is free and for consumers. This is a pretension as [YouTube is] not for free.

'Dance Moms' Star Abby Lee Miller Sued by Fellow Cast Member

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Kelly Hyland, a mother of two children featured on the Lifetime reality show, claims Miller was abusive and acted inappropriately -- and producers encouraged bad behavior as a way to boost ratings. read more. THR Online THR, Esq. Television Dance Moms

Only in America - Holcombe family loses three generations of family members in Texas shooting - The Washington Post

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Holcombe family loses three generations of family members in Texas shooting - The Washington Post

Senate Leaders Try to Appease Members as Support for Health Bill Slips - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leaders scrambled Sunday to rally support for their health care bill as opposition continued to build inside and outside Congress, and as several Republican senators questioned whether it would be approved this week.

ABA Not Out to Regulate ‘Entire Legal Tech Industry,’ Future Commission Member Says

Media Law

The post ABA Not Out to Regulate ‘Entire Legal Tech Industry,’ Future Commission Member Says appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. In a post yesterday at the Catalyst E-Discovery Search Blog, I discussed concerns about whether the ABA’s Commission on the Future of Legal Services is looking at regulating e-discovery companies and other companies that provide products and services to the legal industry.

Egyptian Journalist Taken From His Home, Detained For Being Member of "Illegal Group"

Media Law Prof Blog

The Cairo Post reports that journalist Mohamed Saber al-Batawy has been detained since last Wednesday when authorities took him by force from his home. The government says he is charged with "belonging to an illegal group." Mr. al-Batawy's colleagues have

Three Ex-Members of Bay City Rollers Denied in Royalty Collection Attempt

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A new appellate ruling is the latest development in a marathon dispute involving the band once heralded as the biggest group since The Beatles. read more. Music THR, Esq

WGA West Alerts Members to Non-Compliant Producer (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Jonathan Handel The producer and some of his companies are on the guild’s strike list. In an apparent first, the union has emailed an advisory regarding some of his other, non-struck companies. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business Labor THR exclusive

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Is This Christian Campus Group Purging LGBT Sympathetic Members? - The Daily Beast

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"nterVarsity, one of the largest Christian presences on campuses, shocked members with a hardline stance on LGBT issues that many interpreted as a step to purging its ranks. Is This Christian Campus Group Purging LGBT Sympathetic Members? -