How to effectively outsource Business and Legal Affairs work in the Film, Television, Theatre and Media Industries

Gordon P. Firemark

This past year, I’ve been very fortunate to be asked by a few small- and mid-sized entertainment businesses to handle some or all of their Business Affairs and Legal Affairs work; Work that traditionally would be handled by in-house counsel, but is noow being outsourced to me.

Paramount Beats Musicians Guild in Lawsuit Over Outsourcing Film Scores

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A judge figures out the meaning of "producer" and "employer" in Hollywood. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Music Business THR Online Paramount Pictures AFM Labor

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London Calling For Outsourced Writing

DealFatigue

With the WGA strike two weeks old tonight, the demand for quality writers (or near-acceptable substitutes) is getting acute. The Guild only has jurisdiction in the US; making Canadian or UK writers a potential writing resource during the strike.

London Calling For Outsourced Writing

DealFatigue

With the WGA strike two weeks old tonight, the demand for quality writers (or near-acceptable substitutes) is getting acute. The Guild only has jurisdiction in the US; making Canadian or UK writers a potential writing resource during the strike.

London Calling For Outsourced Writing

DealFatigue

With the WGA strike two weeks old tonight, the demand for quality writers (or near-acceptable substitutes) is getting acute. The Guild only has jurisdiction in the US; making Canadian or UK writers a potential writing resource during the strike.

Is outsourcing to blame for missing Ryan Jenkins background check?

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner Two months ago, when a contestant on VH1's "Megan Wants a Millionaire" murdered his ex-wife and committed suicide, the network promptly cancelled the show. At the time, we wrote that "this episode is opening up discussion about.

Monday Morning JETLawg

JetLawBlog

Legal outsourcing continues to grow , attracting Western lawyers to India. In the news… Pennsylvania and New Jersey try a new technology to stop the employment of unauthorized immigrants. Entourage to return for one more season.

Pangea3 Cofounder Named President of Bloomberg BNA Legal

Media Law

Bloomberg BNA announced this morning that David Perla, cofounder of the global legal process outsourcing provider Pangea3, is joining the company as president of Bloomberg BNA Legal, effective July 21.

Guest Post by @schneidermaria: The Music Modernization Act – The Devil is in the Details

Music Technology Policy

But as I’ll explain in detail below, the MMA basically “outsources” the management of music copyright rights to two separate, “to-be-created” private corporations that will be entirely controlled by these very all-powerful industry players. To outsource is one thing.

Page Vault Introduces On-Demand Web Archiving #ABATECHSHOW

Media Law

Page Vault, a company whose software accurately captures and archives web pages, announced the launch of Page Vault On Demand, an online request service that enables legal professionals to outsource web content collection on a one-shot basis, without a Page Vault […]. A series of short posts rounding up product announcements from last week’s ABA Techshow.

Musician's POV: Five Things Spotify (and others) Could Do Today to Level the Playing Field for Independent Artists

Music Technology Policy

And that is exactly what they are--digital distribution requires artists and labels to outsource what are essentially manufacturing and distribution functions. Reblogged from The Trichordist: We''ve talked about piracy, but now let''s change that conversation to talk about the "New Boss" licensed services. One of the problems for artists selling their music, films or books in the legitimate digital space is getting a fair deal from the New Boss distributors.

5 people every producer needs to have on the team.

Gordon P. Firemark

Virtually any task under the sun can be outsourced, and it’s surprisingly inexpensive. Producing films is exciting, rewarding, and sometimes very frustrating work. Saavy film producers know that the job isn’t a solitary one.

Alternative Legal Service Company Axiom Prepares for IPO; Spins Off Two Companies

Media Law

Meanwhile, Axiom has spun off two companies: Knowable , which will use machine-learning technology to help companies better understand their contracts, and Axiom Managed Services (AMS), which will offer people, processes and technology to provide outsourced legal help to companies. Major news today regarding the alternative legal services provider Axiom : the company has taken steps to prepare for an initial public offering and, separately, has spun off two companies as separate entities.

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10-Year Relationship Between Microsoft and Integreon Underscores Role of LPOs in Legal

Media Law

A major trend in the legal industry has been the growth of alternative legal service providers and, in particular, legal process outsourcing companies.

More News from the Clio Conference: Partnership with CuroLegal

Media Law

Yesterday, there was another announcement: Clio is partnering with CuroLegal, an outsourcing and consulting firm, to provide professional services to assist law firms with software configuration and customization, on-site training, data migration and custom application […]. On Monday, I wrote here about several new features and integrations that Clio announced at its annual Clio Cloud Conference.

Chalk Up Another State that Has Adopted the Duty of Technology Competence

Media Law

The court also adopted comments 6 and 7, pertaining to outsourcing work by lawyers. Another state has adopted the ethical duty of technology competence for lawyers, bringing the total that have done so to 32. Related: Full list of states that have adopted the duty of technology competence. This week, the Vermont Supreme Court ordered amendments to the comments to Rule 1.1 of the Vermont Rules of Professional Conduct.

LawNext Episode 26: Mark Cohen’s Strategies for the Global Legal Marketplace

Media Law

After 25 years as an accomplished trial lawyer, he founded one of the first legal process outsourcing companies and then cofounded Clearspire, the groundbreaking two-company law firm and service provider that became the blueprint for a new generation of innovative legal services providers. Mark A. Cohen has long been ahead of the curve.

Weekly Top Three Artist Rights Stories

Music Technology Policy

Instead, Spotify chose a third path: it outsourced its licensing and accounting obligations to the Harry Fox Agency (“HFA”), a music publishing rights organization that was ill-equipped to obtain licenses for all of the songs embodied in the phonorecords distributed by Spotify.

How YouTube “Monetizes” Your Songs to Sell Illegal Goods

Music Technology Policy

And YouTube has essentially outsourced this expensive part of their business to copyright owners. Monetize, monetize, monetize. This is the constant mantra from YouTube to all copyright owners but especially to songwriters.

No Transparency For You! (tube)

The Digital Lowdown

The main issue with this story is the trend for digital distributors to outsource a key revenue stream, Youtube’s content matching system. The problem in this scenario is not related to outsourcing or sub-distribution. Outsourced customer service is another inherent flaw that seems to be the result of scalability and cost cutting. Do you know who is handling your music? You sign up with a digital distributor like CD Baby. .

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Who Owns What Under the Music Modernization Act and What Effect on Valuations?

Music Technology Policy

The collective is going to have to manage that database and get it built (unless they outsource it to Google, I guess). There are two imponderables under the Music Modernization Act that I think could have a significant effect on valuations and investment: the designation of the mechanical licensing collective by the Register of Copyrights and the contemplated global rights database. First the initial and any re-designation of the collective by the Register.

Major Industry News: EY to Acquire Pangea3 from Thomson Reuters, Expanding Its Global Legal Services

Media Law

Founded in 2004 by David Perla, former Monster.com general counsel, and Sanjay Kamlani, former OfficeTiger CFO and general counsel, Pangea3 pioneered the outsourcing of U.S. In major news indicative of the direction of the legal services industry globally, EY — the entity that encompasses Ernst & Young companies worldwide — has entered into an agreement with Thomson Reuters to acquire Pangea3, the legal managed services business.

A Cruel New Bill Is About to Become Law in Mississippi | The Nation

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"Had the Ryan-Trump health care bill been signed into law, 24 million people could have lost their health care—and Donald Trump would have received a $2.18 million annual tax cut.

A Thorough Guide to Freelance Lawyering

Media Law

There is also a section of the book directed to lawyers who may be thinking about outsourcing work to a freelancer. It covers topics such as why outsource, how to find the right freelancer, and how to address it with clients.

David Lowery is Spotify’s Worst Nightmare

Music Technology Policy

You may ask how could HFA be conducting an audit of a service for which it rendered outsourced song research and royalty accounting services. It’s important to remember that David Lowery could have just sued Spotify over his own catalog. He didn’t do that. He brought a class action for the good of all songwriters who get overlooked and disrespected by Spotify and that’s a lot of people. I don’t know Melissa Ferrick, but I would bet the same could be said of her.

Beta Site Continues to Claim it is First Network for Lawyers

Media Law

The press release describes the site this way: Drawing on the expertise of the Harvard Law community and Silicon Valley, wireLawyer provides an essential business-to-business platform, allowing lawyers to insource and outsource paid work, access thousands of peer-reviewed documents, and research curated questions, which bring big firm best practices to the entire legal community.

LegalTech Report: Onit Unveils Legal-Process Apps

Media Law

Legal Process Outsourcing App, for assigning work, tracking progress and reporting on service level agreements.Matter Intake App, for law departments to manage, assign and follow through on the matters they handle.

Copyright Debate by Name-Calling

Copyrights & Campaigns

I like a good debate about copyright as much as anyone. There's plenty to argue about: the law, what the law should be, the economics of the entertainment industry, the fairest and most effective anti-infringement strategies and tactics, etc. There is plenty of room for reasonable people to disagree, and there are also times when people who are normally on opposite sites of these issues to cooperate.

Cite This Blog Post Today, For Tomorrow It May Be Gone

JetLawBlog

Many authors, however, have the option of outsourcing citation duties to their lowly research assistants—2L journal members don’t enjoy that same luxury.)

Two New Legal Networking Sites Launch

Media Law

It also plans to enable lawyers to make referrals and to “insource/outsource” work. Any site that sets out to become an exclusive online community for lawyers has a tough row to hoe. Lawyers are happy enough with LinkedIn and Facebook and do not seem all that interested in legal-vertical sites. We saw the ABA’s social networking site, LegallyMinded, shut down after barely two years. Another one, Lawford, launched last year and is already gone.

Voluntary Disclosure of Metadata By Music Publishers Preserves Property Rights

Music Technology Policy

If Pandora wanted to outsource their royalty reporting, publisher rights information (often called generically “metadata”) that publishers were forced to give to Pandora–but not publicly disclose–might be a valuable gift from the court to Pandora. As part of the various hearings on potential revisions of the Copyright Act, the issue of public databases of copyrightable works has arisen again.

Ninth Circuit Executes Dictionary Attack on Telephone Consumer Protection Act

New Media and Technology Law

Simon & Schuster did not send the text message itself, but outsourced the promotional campaign to ipsh!, The court's resolution of the "express consent" issue has implications for marketers that outsource the transmission of promotional messages to service providers and rely on language similar to that in the prior express consent executed by Satterfield. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion today in Satterfield v. Simon & Schuster, Inc. ,

Trump’s Demagoguery Is an Old American Tradition

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

He carefully kept his image as an above-the-fray idealist by outsourcing inflammatory rhetoric to others, such as his special emissary to Russia, Elihu Root.

What’s Still Wrong With ISP Music Licensing? The Latest Victim is the Songwriters Association of Canada

Music Technology Policy

Tracking could be outsourced to one of the companies that currently does this work.” [Here’s a blast from the past on a bad idea that just won’t die. Digital Music News has a story today about Verizon offering to pay “the music industry” $1 a month for each Internet subscriber, an idea that was floated by Berkman Center professor, ivory tower music rethinker and Lawrence Lester Lessig buddy Terry Fisher in his book Promises to Keep.

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Impeach Trump Now - The Atlantic

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

But Congress can’t outsource its responsibilities to federal prosecutors.

The New York Times > Books > Sunday Book Review > 'The World Is Flat': The Wealth of Yet More Nations

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

The solution: outsourcing. Friedman describes his honest reaction to this new world while he's at one of India's great outsourcing companies, Infosys. The New York Times > Books > Sunday Book Review > 'The World Is Flat': The Wealth of Yet More Nations The New York Times May 1, 2005 'The World Is Flat': The Wealth of Yet More Nations By FAREED ZAKARIA THE WORLD IS FLAT A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century. By Thomas L. Friedman. 488 pp. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 27.50.

The New York Times > Books > Sunday Book Review > 'The World Is Flat': The Wealth of Yet More Nations

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

The solution: outsourcing. Friedman describes his honest reaction to this new world while he's at one of India's great outsourcing companies, Infosys. The New York Times > Books > Sunday Book Review > 'The World Is Flat': The Wealth of Yet More Nations The New York Times May 1, 2005 'The World Is Flat': The Wealth of Yet More Nations By FAREED ZAKARIA THE WORLD IS FLAT A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century. By Thomas L. Friedman. 488 pp. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 27.50.

Top 10 Transportation Blog Posts of the Year

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

This educational webinar is perfect for North American shippers who are interested in either managing freight claims better or looking to an outsourced provider to drive value in the area of freight management and take the entire burden of freight claims off their shoulders.