Hollywood Docket: Oscar Nominee Claims Copyright Infringement, MGM Hit With Intern Lawsuit

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The Business Movies Television Music THR Online MGM ShowtimePlus Showtime's fight against piracy of its Mayweather-Pacquiao match and a photographer's claim over photos of N.W.A. read more. THR, Esq.

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How MGM's 'Ben-Hur' Evolved Into a Pending Fight Before the National Labor Relations Board

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Are MGM and Paramount Pictures union-busting? Is the American Federation of Musicians tampering with witnesses in a lawsuit over wages and benefits? A labor dispute escalates. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Music Business THR Online Labor

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'Buckaroo Banzai' Creators Claim MGM Infringed Copyright by Shopping TV Series

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Earl Mac Rauch and Walter Richter say in court papers that the early 80s deal with MGM was a limited one. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Business THR Online

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MGM Settles James Bond Copyright Lawsuit Over Universal's 'Section 6'

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Universal Pictures MGM Business The April lawsuit called the in-development spy project a "James Bond knockoff" read more. NBCUniversal Movies THR Online THR, Esq.

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MGM Doesn't Think Its James Bond Lawsuit Over 'Section 6' Is Hasty

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MGM Business The studio believes it doesn''t have to wait around to sue over a $1 million screenplay currently being revised. read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq.

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MGM, Danjaq Settle 50-Plus Year Legal Fight Over James Bond Rights

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MGM Business The family of Kevin McClory, reputed to have proposed the idea of making 007 films, sells its stake in the iconic character. read more. Movies THR Online THR, Esq.

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The Battle Over MGM Mogul Kirk Kerkorian's $2 Billion Estate

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The ex-wives and questionable heirs of the late billionaire — an Anthony Pellicano client — continue to fight over his assets. read more. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Weekly Magazine

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MGM's Grip on Two Clint Eastwood Classics Challenged in Lawsuit

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MGM) Business P.E.A. Films cites bad accounting practices as a reason to terminate contracts on classic films including "Last Tango in Paris" read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.

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Clint Eastwood Classics Lawsuit Against MGM Gets Dropped

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The suit alleged MGM should've been paying a few dollars more for its use of three classic films. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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Organizers of ‘Rocky 50K Fat Ass Run' Bow to MGM's Trademark Threat

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MGM) Business Rocky Balboa did what?!! read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.

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MGM's Netflix Deal Under Scrutiny in Profits Lawsuit Over Clint Eastwood Classics

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The owner of 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly' claims that MGM isn't properly allocating its fair share of money from film licensing packages. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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MGM Settles Class Action Over Unpaid Internships

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The studio becomes the latest in entertainment and media to resolve wage claims. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

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Staffing: OMM advises Spyglass on MGM deal

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A few entertainment law odds-and-ends: A team from O'Melveny & Myers led by partner Christopher Brearton is advising Spyglass Entertainment on its investment in MGM, which will emerge from a pre-packaged bankruptcy with Spyglass co-chairmen Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum.

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Supreme Court Allows 'Raging Bull' Heiress to Sue MGM for Copyright Damages

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UPDATED: The high court reverses, allowing Paula Petrella to pursue more than $1 million in damages for MGM and Fox''s continued distribution of the Martin Scorsese classic.

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Musicians Guild Sues Warner Bros, MGM, Paramount Over Film Scores

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AFM says the score for "Interstellar" was out of its world — but not in a good way. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Music Business THR Online Labor

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Appeals Court Rejects Bid to Rip 'Raging Bull' Rights Away From MGM

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Martin Scorsese MGM BusinessAn author's heir waited too long to file a lawsuit. read more. The Business Raging Bull Movies Robert De Niro THR, Esq.

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Appeals Court Rejects Bid to Rip 'Raging Bull' Rights Away From MGM

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Martin Scorsese MGM BusinessAn author's heir waited too long to file a lawsuit. read more. The Business Raging Bull Movies Robert De Niro THR, Esq.

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MGM Goes To Court To Clear Rights For "Buckaroo Bonzai" TV Series

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MGM has filed a lawsuit against Earl MacRauch and Walter Richter, the writer and director, respectively, of the 1984 The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, in order to proceed with a television series using the characters.

Producer of Clint Eastwood Classics Argues MGM Twisting the Meaning of Distribution

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Films says that MGM can't get away with letting Fox do all the work yet take a 50 percent distributor fee on 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.' P.E.A. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

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MGM, Fox to Provide $8.7M Worth of James Bond Films to End Class Action

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The settlement comes in a lawsuit over customers who bought a box set advertising "all" Bond films who didn't get 'Casino Royale' and 'Never Say Never Again.' read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

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Judge Rules MGM Must Face Lawsuit Over James Bond Box Set Missing Two Bond Films

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The packaging said: "All the Bond films gathered together for the first time." read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

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After Supreme Court, MGM Settles 'Raging Bull' Rights Dispute

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A deal announced in court on Friday ends a fight that lasted more than two decades. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online Martin Scorsese

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MGM Sues 'Buckaroo Banzai' Writer and Director Over Right to Make New TV Series

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Earl Mac Rauch and Walter Richter proclaim they own rights — and have been telling others including Amazon Studios and Kevin Smith's agents at WME. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

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Charles Bronson Estate Sues Warner Bros., MGM for Withheld Profits (Exclusive)

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and MGM claiming the studios have failed to pay profits from two hit 1970’s films. Matthew Belloni The estate of actor Charles Bronson has sued Warner Bros. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies

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MGM Faces Class Action Over James Bond Box Set Missing Two Bond Films

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The packaging said: "All the Bond films gathered together for the first time." read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

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Hollywood Docket: MGM NDA; Google's French disconnection; Wayans bros' golddigging

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Entertainment law news while looking forward to our second viewing of "Avatar" this weekend: Negotiations over confidentiality agreements are slowing down the sale of MGM. The studio, which is struggling with nearly $4 billion in debt, sent out NDAs to.

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James Bond Fan Fights MGM's Bid to Toss Box Set Class Action

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The definitions of "all" and "every" are at the center of the suit. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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Fat lawsuit claims MGM bungled 'Jiminy Glick' movie

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By Matthew Belloni Producers of the 2005 Martin Short vehicle "Jiminy Glick in LaLaWood" are accusing distributor MGM of a "disorganized, inept and grossly mismanaged" release that caused the Hollywood send-up to gross just $36,000 in theaters. According to a.

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MGM, Paramount Say 'Ben Hur' Musicians Not Covered by Union Agreement

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The studios make their move to dismiss a lawsuit from a guild that claims that musicians haven't been properly compensated. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Music Business THR Online Labor

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Paramount, MGM Sued for Allegedly Failing to Pay 'Ben Hur' Musicians

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The two studios are taken to court by a guild. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Music Business THR Online Labor

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O'Melveny Litigator Robert Schwartz Exits for Irell & Manella

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The Business Business THR Online MGM Universal PicturesHe follows the departure of six attorneys from O'Melveny to Latham & Watkins in November. read more. THR, Esq.

Hollywood Docket: MGM bankruptcy; Bergstein's gambling debt; appeals court reinstates MSNBC suit

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MGM is preparing to move ahead on a plan in bankruptcy court that would hand over most of the equity in the studio to its secured lenders and control of the studio to Spyglass Entertainment. The process is expected to.

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MGM Demands Stop to 'Raging Bull' Sequel in Lawsuit

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Former boxing champion Jake LaMotta allegedly breached contract by selling rights to his follow-up without offering them to the studio. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Business

'G.I. Joe' Writers Sue Paramount, MGM Over 'Stolen' Sequel (Exclusive)

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Two of the three writers who worked on the 2009 film seek $23 million for work on "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," which was allegedly taken without credit or compensation. read more. The Business G.I. Joe: Retaliation Movies THR, Esq. Business

MGM Swings for Knockout in 'Raging Bull' Lawsuit

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The studio is up against Paula Petrella, whose father wrote a book that became the basis for Martin Scorsese''s film. read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Business

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'Raging Bull' Fight to Hit Supreme Court

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Fox and MGM could lose rights to Martin Scorsese''s film if the original screenwriter''s daughter wins the case, which the studios insist was filed too late. Alfred Hitchcock Martin Scorsese THR Weekly Magazine MGM Business 20th Century Fox Film

Bond Film On Hold Because of MGM Financial Problems

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MGM, which was to back the film, is in financial difficulties. The BBC reports that planning for the next James Bond film, which would star Daniel Craig, is postponed. Read more here

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MGM Settling 'Raging Bull 2' Lawsuit; Jake LaMotta Movie Changing Title to 'The Bronx Bull' (Exclusive)

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Sources say producers also have agreed to publicly disassociate the project from the 1980 Martin Scorsese classic. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Movies Movies

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Judge Hands MGM Partial Win in Distribution Suit Over Clint Eastwood Classics

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The court dismissed PEA's misclassification claims, but a trial is still set for October. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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'The Hobbit' Producers Sue 'Age of the Hobbits' Studio for Trademark Infringement (Exclusive)

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New Line Cinema, MGM and producer Saul Zaentz seek to stop the low-budget film for allegedly violating their rights in the 'Hobbit' name read more. New Line Cinema MGMWarner Bros.,

'Age of the Hobbits' is Now 'Clash of the Empires'

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New Line Cinema MGM BusinessMeanwhile, the screenwriter reveals the movie’s original title. read more. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Movies Warner Bros. THR, Esq.

MGM Claims Universal's 'Section 6' Is James Bond Knock-Off in Lawsuit

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Universal is said to have assured the plaintiffs that it would not be infringing the famous spy character in its film about MI-6, but a lawsuit alleges that''s what is happening. read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Business

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Supreme Court Will Hear 'Raging Bull' Dispute

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An author''s heir will get another chance to show that she didn''t wait too long in suing MGM and Fox over the famous film. Martin Scorsese MGM Business 20th Century Fox Film