Reflecting Oscar

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Unlike anywhere else in the world, Oscar weekend has the greatest impact in Los Angeles. Aside from traffic closures and the heartbreak and envy of Oscar parties to the uninvited, Oscar weekend provides the creative community with a weekend of self-reflection, profound anxiety and (dashed?) The dream of so many here is that they too will be thanking the Academy for their own Oscar someday. Actors Awards academy awards execution oscar

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Academy Sues Over Oscars Gift Bag With Vapes and Vibrators

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The Business Movies Style Awards Business THR Online Oscars Oscars 2016A marketing firm is being blamed for tarnishing the goodwill of the Academy Awards by prompting media stories focusing on the "less-than-wholesome nature of some of the products contained in the bags." read more. THR, Esq.

Film Academy Brings Lawsuit Over Oscar Gift Bags

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The Business Movies Style Awards Business THR Online Oscars Oscars 2016A marketing firm is being blamed for tarnishing the goodwill of the Academy Awards by prompting media stories focusing on the "less-than-wholesome nature of some of the products contained in the bags." read more. THR, Esq.

Academy Sues Events Company for Oscar Copyright Infringement

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Daniel Miller The lawsuit alleges that Illinois-based TheEventLine.com sells unauthorized eight-foot statues that are 'strikingly' similar to the Oscar statuette. The Business Home AMPAS Oscarsread more. THR, Esq.

Biber on Broadcasting the Oscar Pistorius Trial

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Katherine Biber, University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law, is publishing Dignity in the Digital Age: Broadcasting the Oscar Pistorius Trial in Crime, Media, Culture 2018. Oscar Pistorius was tried for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp Here is the abstract.

The Oscars are a Sacrilege

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Film Academy Investigating Google In 'Oscars' Infringement Lawsuit (Exclusive)

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Oscars 2013 Oscars Google Tech BusinessFacing a lawsuit for letting users "park" Academy Awards-related domain names, GoDaddy has been fingering Google's role. read more. The Business Movies THR, Esq.

Academy's Method of Restricting Oscar Statuette Sales Upheld in Court

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If Oscar winners want to sell their trophies, they have to offer them to the Academy for $10. A judge looks at Victorian era land disputes and fruit salad jars to figure out whether this is enforceable. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Awards Business THR Online

Academy settling Oscar crasher lawsuit

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By Matthew Belloni EXCLUSIVE: The actor accused of crashing the Oscars in March is resolving his legal battle with the motion picture academy. Michael Avila (aka Michael Avmen) tells us he and his wife have agreed not to attend future.

Man Selling Fake Oscar Statuettes on eBay Ordered to Pay $375,000

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Oscars 2014 Oscars Business The Film Academy is awarded its requested damages after citing the need for "deterrence." read more. The Business Awards Movies THR Online THR, Esq.

Is your Oscar pool legal?

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By Eriq Gardner Is holding an online office pool to predict Oscar winners unlawful gambling? The answer: It depends. Although the risk of prosecution is minimal, any contest that is based solely on luck is considered a "lottery" and prohibited.

'The Shape of Water' Sparks Copyright Lawsuit Amid Oscar Voting

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The son of a Pulitzer Prize-winning author says the awards contender rips off his father's work, while Fox Searchlight says the claims are baseless. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Guillermo del Toro The Shape of Water

Hollywood Docket: 'Crash' Ruling; Grammy Lawsuit; Oscars Battle

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Oscars Paul Haggis AMPAS Business A roundup of entertainment law news, including a lawsuit against TBS for allegedly ruining a Sunset Boulevard restaurant. read more. The Business Brendan Fraser Grammy Awards THR Online THR, Esq.

Criminal charges filed against alleged Oscar trespasser

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By Matthew Belloni EXCLUSIVE: Bad news for the actor who traded lawsuits with the motion picture academy after being detained outside the Oscars in March. We've learned that the City of Los Angeles has filed criminal trespass charges against Michael.

Oscar Planning

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Wednesday night, I walked on the plastic-covered red carpet on my way to Gold Derby blogger Tom O'Neill's annual Oscar party at the Max Factor Hollywood museum. I'll be posted somewhere on the Red Carpet on Sunday afternoon in my black Oscar suit, prepared to report back to you as soon as I get in front of a computer. Kim Masters wraps up the Oscars. Tags: Oscars Academy Awards IFC Indie Spirits Oscars

Oscar Watch: Covering the Oscars

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Reuters entertainment editor Bob Tourtelotte is covering his 10th Oscar show. Virginia Madsen tells Osborne nothing will ever equal her first Oscar show, when she was nominated for supporting actress for 2005's Sideways. And now Bolt is nominated and hopefully we'll take home an Oscar for Bolt.' Tags: Media New Media Oscars Academy Awards OScars red carpet Reuters

"The Post" Receives Two Oscar Nominations; Meryl Streep Receives Yet Another Nom

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The Post, the big screen film about the Washington Post starring has received two major Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actress (Meryl Streep). Streep has received an Oscar nom. This nomination marks the 21st time that Ms.

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Academy countersues Oscar 'detainee' for trespass

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has just countersued the actor who claims he was unlawfully detained for six hours outside the Oscars in March. By Matthew Belloni EXCLUSIVE: Now this is getting interesting. In a cross-complaint filed.

The Oscars, Reposted.

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So if either of these pictures picks up the award for Best Picture, apparently one producer won’t be getting an Oscar but the other three will. After five producers received Best Picture Oscars for “Shakespeare in Love&# in 1999, the Motion Picture Academy placed a three producer per Oscar limit on any film under contention.

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Oscar Pools: Jump In

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The Oscar ballots are in. But he told me his votes over the phone, and judging from his picks and my gleaning of the Oscar tea leaves, I'll be fairly close this year. You can test your Oscar mettle against professional oddsmaker Nate Silver , but the Oscars are too idiosyncratic to be statistically predicted in this way. Or, if you dare: enter Defamer's In Memoriam Oscar pool. One producer pal of mine forgot to send his in yesterday. What a waste!

The Oscars, Reposted.

DealFatigue

So if either of these pictures picks up the award for Best Picture, apparently one producer won’t be getting an Oscar but the other three will. After five producers received Best Picture Oscars for “Shakespeare in Love” in 1999, the Motion Picture Academy placed a three producer per Oscar limit on any film under contention.

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The Oscars, Reposted.

DealFatigue

So if either of these pictures picks up the award for Best Picture, apparently one producer won’t be getting an Oscar but the other three will. After five producers received Best Picture Oscars for “ Shakespeare in Love ” in 1999, the Motion Picture Academy placed a three producer per Oscar limit on any film under contention.

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Oscar crasher criminal charges dropped

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By Matthew Belloni EXCLUSIVE: Criminal charges have been dismissed against the actor detained outside the Academy Awards in March for trying to attend without a ticket. Michael AvMen (aka Michael Avila), who filed a civil suit against the Academy in.

The 10 most interesting Oscar-related lawsuits ever

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By Eriq Gardner Here's an Oscar list you won't see anywhere else. Disney sues the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, alleging that the infamous Rob Lowe-Snow White duet at the 1989 Oscars was unflattering to the beloved character.

Vanity Fair Oscar Party 'Crasher' Lawsuit Heads to Trial

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Oscars BusinessThe owner of the mansion where the lavish 2011 soiree was held hoped to promote her upstart personal management company's services at the party read more. The Business Movies THR, Esq.

Oscar Watch: Hollywood Issues

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Each February, as the Oscars approach, special Hollywood issues roll out, and party planning kicks into gear. Madonna and Demi Moore are throwing their Oscar party again.) And for some of us, Oscar fatigue sets in: how many more pieces can we read about these people? Oscar photo spread, including Winslet as one of eight performers of the year. If Mickey Rourke doesn't win Oscar night, it won't be for lack of trying.

Film Academy Loses to GoDaddy in Oscars Cybersquatting Battle

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The litigous group behind the Academy Awards suffers a surprising court loss. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Awards Tech Business THR Online

Academy Gets Ready for a $30 Million Oscars Cybersquatting Trial

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A five-year-old lawsuit against GoDaddy will go before a judge who will hear all about the history and value of the Academy Awards. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Tech Business THR Online

Oscars: Aniston to Present

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Jennifer Aniston will present at the Oscars, announces Marc Malkin. Tags: Oscars Academy Awards Aniston Hugh Jackman Oscars As the Academy tries to beef up a show that is light on popular movies or drama, they continue to leak names of people who might draw younger audiences. Patrick Goldstein talks to Laurence Mark and Bill Condon , who obviously leaked the Hugh Jackman rehearsal clip. That was clearly made for distribution via YouTube.

Oscar Watch: More Arrivals

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Armie Hammer's Wife Sues Imposter Who Sought Oscar Bash Invite

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The woman allegedly created a fake email address in Elizabeth Chambers' name in an effort to get on Vanity Fair's guest list. read more. THR, Esq. Style Style THR Online

Why is an Oscar winner suing over this $100,000 photograph?

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By Eriq Gardner EXCLUSIVE: Louie Psihoyos won the best documentary Oscar this year for directing "The Cove," an expose about the thousands of dolphins killed each year off the coast of Japan (bizarre acceptance speech spectacle on the right).

Oscar Pistorius Documentary Will Air On BBC; No Date Set

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The BBC has already jumped on the Oscar Pistorius murder story as a subject for a documentary, barely a week after the death of Reeva Steenkamp. The network has not announced a date for an airing on BBC Three.

Oscar Watch: Press Bleachers

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Q&A: David Quinto, the lawyer who guards the door at the Oscars

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By Matthew Belloni Attention Academy Award winners: David Quinto will sue you if you sell your Oscar. He’ll sue you if you try to sell someone else’s Oscar, or if you make a fake Oscar, or even if you call.

Film Academy Sues Oscar Winner's Heir for Selling Statuette

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Legal action is taken after the 1953 Oscar for Cinematography is put on eBay read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Business

Hurt Locker Oscar Winner Challenges Government Subpoena Over Bergdahl Interviews

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Mark Boal, who won an Oscar for the film The Hurt Locker (Best Original Screenplay), has challenged an Army-issued subpoena in the case the U. government has brought against Bowe Bergdahl (Hollywood Reporter). Mr. Boal interviewed Sergeant Bergdahl in

Actor detained at Oscars isn't done ripping Academy

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By Matthew Belloni We reported on Friday that actor Michael Avmen had filed an interesting $50 million false imprisonment lawsuit against the motion picture academy for being detained for hours outside the Oscars in March. The Academy responded in part.

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Oscar Watch: Viola Davis Talks Pre-Oscar Jitters

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She confessed her pre-Oscar jitters: Find more videos like this on AnneCam. Tags: Oscars Academy Awards Doubt interview Oscars video Viola Davis At the Women in Film party at Peter Guber's Bel Air manse Thursday night, I grabbed this Flipcam interview with Viola Davis, nominated for supporting actress for Doubt, who is a long-shot to beat Penelope Cruz.

Oscar Watch: More Arrivals

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I just know that she's wearing red and I'm wearing black and she's real cute," he tells Osborne, who tells him to prepare for an Oscar win in his future. "It The whole show is unlike any Oscar you've ever seen. It's so overwhelming, there are so many awards leading up to the Oscars, you'd think it would be diminished but it doesn't. Tags: Oscars Academy Awards Meryl Streep Mickey Rourke Oscars red carpet

Oscar Watch: Penn Talks to Smiley

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Sean Penn is on the Oscar campaign trail: here he talks to wily interviewer Tavis Smiley about his limitations : Tags: Oscars Sean Penn Milk Sean Penn Tavis Smiley

Oscar Docket: 11th hour deal; acceptance-speech crashing; logo hijacking

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By Eriq Gardner Instead of our usual Hollywood Docket Top 5, today we bring you a special Oscars edition, as last night was a pretty amusing one for lawyers. The night started out with intrigue as Cablevision pulled WABC from.

Forget Oscars; 'Avatar' beats 'Hurt Locker' for most-pirated crown

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By Eriq Gardner "Avatar" might have tied "The Hurt Locker" for most Oscar nominations last week (with nine apiece), but the sci-fi epic is winning in at least one category: The film once again was the most-pirated movie on the.