FCC Media Bureau Clarifies Broadcasters’ Negotiation Remedies

New Media and Technology Law

Negotiations between television channels/networks and pay TV operators are a breed apart. But the critical factor that sets these negotiations apart is the actual regulation of the negotiations under three main categories of rules. Broadcasters may invoke “Must Carry” status or seek to negotiate terms for “retransmission” under FCC rules requiring “good faith” negotiations. The stakes are high and the consequence of failure – a “dark” screen – is all too public.

Entertainment Industry Sends U.S. Trade Office a NAFTA Negotiation Wish List

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Lifting foreign equity caps and overhauling safe harbor protections for Internet companies is on the agenda for the MPAA and others. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Music Tech Business THR Online

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Roger Ailes' Lawyer on His Exit Negotiations, Possible Fox News Future and If He Feels Betrayed by Megyn Kelly (Q&A)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

So there’s a lot of negotiations going on." Susan Estrich reveals talks are ongoing for the mogul's role at the network he founded and that "exit agreements can take all kinds of different forms, including agreements that provide for continuing roles. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq.

Judge Halts Aretha Franklin Doc Release But Negotiations Continue

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The injunction is not intended to kill the documentary, but to save time, money and court resources while Franklin and 'Amazing Grace' producer Alan Elliot come to terms on a deal. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

How to get the best deal possible: Negotiation strategies I learned from my 5 five-year-old.

Gordon P. Firemark

It seems they're teaching negotiating skills. I think they apply equally well to the art of negotiating deals in show business. ” Negotiations always start with an ask. Their wants and needs are the other moving parts in the negotiation.

Health and Retirement are the Hangup in AFTRA Netcode Negotiations (Exclusive)

Digital Media Law

AFTRA’s negotiations with the networks and television producers resume this week and the big issue, according to a source close to the process, is the same one that’s bedeviled Hollywood labor for the past several years: health and retirement. Negotiations began November 7 under a press blackout, but haven’t produced a deal yet.

FCC Looking at Online Blocking, TV Channel Bundling in Retrans Negotiations

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The media regulatory agency is signaling a more hands-on approach in favor of telcos, says one analyst. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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Comcast Tells FCC There's Nothing Unlawful About Negotiating Hard for Digital TV Rights

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The cable giant is fighting a complaint that it discriminated against the Spanish-language network, Estrella TV. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

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Justice Department Targets AT&T, DirecTV in Antitrust Lawsuit Over L.A. Dodgers TV Negotiations

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The action comes just as AT&T is to submit its $85 billion proposed acquisition of Time Warner to regulators. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

WGA East Executive Director Optimistic on Guild Negotiating Goals

Digital Media Law

Lowell Peterson also confirms that there is no date set for negotiations. See The Hollywood Reporter exclusive. _. 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. Or, follow me on Twitter , friend me on Facebook , or subscribe to my Forbes.com or Huffington Post articles.

Patching Up Negotiations Redux

DealFatigue

Effective negotiation and deal making often require more than selling to the highest bidder. You’re not looking for a love fest here; merely a path towards building trust over subsequent negotiations. Does aggressive negotiation help, hinder or have no effect on the next deal?

Patching Up Negotiations Redux

DealFatigue

Effective negotiation and deal making often require more than selling to the highest bidder. You’re not looking for a love fest here; merely a path towards building trust over subsequent negotiations. Does aggressive negotiation help, hinder or have no effect on the next deal?

Patching Up Negotiations Redux

DealFatigue

Effective negotiation and deal making often require more than selling to the highest bidder. You’re not looking for a love fest here; merely a path towards building trust over subsequent negotiations. Does aggressive negotiation help, hinder or have no effect on the next deal?

Patching Up Negotiations

DealFatigue

Effective negotiation and deal making often require more than selling to the highest bidder. You’re not looking for a love fest here; merely a path towards building trust over subsequent negotiations. Does aggressive negotiation help, hinder or have no effect on the next deal?

Patching Up Negotiations

DealFatigue

Effective negotiation and deal making often require more than selling to the highest bidder. You’re not looking for a love fest here; merely a path towards building trust over subsequent negotiations. Does aggressive negotiation help, hinder or have no effect on the next deal?

Patching Up Negotiations

DealFatigue

Effective negotiation and deal making often require more than selling to the highest bidder. You’re not looking for a love fest here; merely a path towards building trust over subsequent negotiations. Does aggressive negotiation help, hinder or have no effect on the next deal?

SAG/AFTRA Negotiations Almost Unraveled at 'Perilous Moments'

Digital Media Law

An exclusive look inside the bargaining room of last Sunday's deal that insiders say went right down to the wire. Details in my Hollywood Reporter piece. -. 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.

SAG Negotiated with WB to Lift 'Hobbit' Boycott

Digital Media Law

The guild’s role in New Zealand dispute had been previously unknown. For details, see my THR piece. -. 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. Or, follow me on Twitter , friend me on Facebook , or subscribe to my Forbes.com or Huffington Post articles.

G-Men Mediating WGA Negotiations

DealFatigue

On Friday night, Dave McNary reported in Variety that after three months of unproductive negotiations and just days before the current contract expires, the US government is set to mediate negotiations between the WGA, the networks and the studios.

G-Men Mediating WGA Negotiations

DealFatigue

On Friday night, Dave McNary reported in Variety that after three months of unproductive negotiations and just days before the current contract expires, the US government is set to mediate negotiations between the WGA, the networks and the studios.

G-Men Mediating WGA Negotiations

DealFatigue

On Friday night, Dave McNary reported in Variety that after three months of unproductive negotiations and just days before the current contract expires, the US government is set to mediate negotiations between the WGA, the networks and the studios.

Pauli on Negotiating News at the White House @TAMULawSchool

Media Law Prof Blog

Carol Pauli, Texas A&M University School of Law, is publishing Enemy of the People: Negotiating News at the White House in the Ohio State Journal of Dispute Resolution.

Judge Won't Let Kesha Escape Dr. Luke Contract

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Despite the pop star's sexual abuse allegations, the judge says it's not reasonable to "decimate a contract that was heavily negotiated." read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online Dr. Luke

Negotiation Culture Redux: Lying Makes Sammy Run

DealFatigue

There’s nothing new about lying during negotiations. Then as now, negotiating is nothing less than a confrontational (and largely, animal instinct-driven) struggle for limited resources.

Negotiation Culture Redux: Lying Makes Sammy Run

DealFatigue

There’s nothing new about lying during negotiations. Then as now, negotiating is nothing less than a confrontational (and largely, animal instinct-driven) struggle for limited resources.

Negotiation Culture Redux: Lying Makes Sammy Run

DealFatigue

There’s nothing new about lying during negotiations. Then as now, negotiating is nothing less than a confrontational (and largely, animal instinct-driven) struggle for limited resources.

An Interview with Andrew Shaw of PRS for Music on Negotiating with Google, a guest post by Jonathan David Neal

Music Technology Policy

Although this interview is from 2009, it gives you some insight into Google's over the top negotiation tactics and how they use the withholding of content as a negotiation tactic in the press (that Chris discussed in his commentary to Larry Crane's complaint about YouTube "apologizing" for taking his work). That contract ended at the end of December 2008, at which time Google and PRS entered negotiations to renew the contract.

More With Less

DealFatigue

Independent Film Internet Negotiations Start-ups Startups The Culture Venture Capital More With Less. Closing binder for $3 million film financing (left). Closing binder for $25 million VC startup financing (right).

Lawsuit Blocks SAG Negotiations

Digital Media Law

A lawsuit to be filed this morning by Screen Actors Guild president Alan Rosenberg against his own union has blocked scheduled negotiations between the Guild and the studio alliance, or AMPTP. The development marks a stunning turn in a SAG negotiating cycle that has moved so far beyond bizarre in the last 12 months that words seem inadequate. Thus, if granted, the order would (among other things) apparently reinstate Allen and the previous negotiating team.

Actors Commercials Negotiations Deteriorate

Digital Media Law

Though it gets less play than the stalled SAG TV/theatrical talks , SAG and AFTRA have been jointly negotiating for several weeks with the advertising industry over the commercials contract. Now, after industry statements that the negotiations had been going reasonably well, the talks seem to have hit a snag, and the unions may seek a strike authorization vote from their members, reports The Wrap. That report cautions that the leaks may be just a negotiating ploy.

Judge Judy Goes Off in Profits Lawsuit: "CBS Had No Choice But to Pay Me"

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

This isn't a negotiation," she tells the network's execs. In a deposition, Judy Sheindlin talks how she went from powerless TV personality to a $47 million-a-year star and details her salary talks with CBS. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

An Interview with Andrew Shaw of PRS for Music on Negotiating with Google, a guest post by Jonathan David Neal

Music Technology Policy

That contract ended at the end of December 2008, at which time Google and PRS entered negotiations to renew the contract. Reblogged from MUSIC • TECHNOLOGY • POLICY: An interview by composer Jonathan David Neal with Andrew Shaw, Managing Director of Broadcast and Online of PRS for Music. Background: In the summer of 2007 PRS For Music, the UK PRO, licensed You Tube, owned by Google, for music use on a per download basis.

Actors Union SAG-AFTRA and Industry Postpone Commercials Negotiations

Digital Media Law

SAG-AFTRA and the advertising industry have agreed to postpone their previously-scheduled early negotiations of the union’s commercials agreement, the union announced Saturday.

Negotiation Theory in Action

The Legal Satyricon

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Blind Melon Settles 'Insane' Copyright Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The dispute veered from a possible discussion of cover songs to differing interpretations of what happened in licensing negotiations. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online

SAG Commercials Negotiations Process Advances

Digital Media Law

The SAG and AFTRA Commercials Contracts will be bargained under the terms of the Phase One Agreement that applies to the Commercials Contracts negotiations only. Negotiations are scheduled to commence on February 23 in New York. ——————— Subscribe to my blog ( jhandel.com ) for more about Hollywood Labor, or digital media law. The SAG-AFTRA commercials contract seems to be suffering little of the turbulence afflicting the long-expired SAG TV/theatrical contract. So far anyway.

DGA to Negotiate on SAG & AFTRA's Heels

Digital Media Law

The Directors Guild announced on its website today that it will begin negotiations with the AMPTP (studio alliance) in mid-November, which is immediately after the scheduled end of 45 days of negotiation between the AMPTP and SAG (Screen Actors Guild) & AFTRA (a smaller performers union). The DGA contract (like those of SAG, AFTRA and the WGA) expires in mid-2011, but the DGA always negotiates early.

SAG-AFTRA Netcode Negotiations Start

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Talks on the agreement, which covers daytime and syndicated programs, are likely to be smooth read more. The Business AMPTP THR Online THR, Esq. Television SAG-AFTRA Labor Business

FCC Negotiates $100,000 Settlement and Cancellation of Some Licenses with Broadcaster Who Filed Applications Under False Names and Refused to Cooperate with FCC Investigations

Broadcast Law Blog

While much of the broadcast industry’s attention has been focused on the designation for hearing of Entercom’s license for the Sacramento radio station involved in the contest that went very much wrong (see our article here ), many have not focused on a case that one might think would be far more appropriate for a judge to sort out.

The Negotiation Culture: When Is It OK To Lie?

DealFatigue

A literary agent recently lied to me during a negotiation. Anyone who negotiates for a living; indeed, anyone with any meaningful time in the business might find that unremarkable. Negotiations continued over several days and Agent agreed to the new terms subject to Writer’s approval.