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. In the course of working for these enterprises, I’ve come to see the tremendous value proposition effective outsourcing can offer. Why Outsource? Outsourcing is cost-effective.

Paramount Beats Musicians Guild in Lawsuit Over Outsourcing Film Scores

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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. In other words, Canadian and UK writers living and working in their respective countries should be able to write for the studios and networks without retribution.

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. In other words, Canadian and UK writers living and working in their respective countries should be able to write for the studios and networks without retribution.

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. In other words, Canadian and UK writers living and working in their respective countries should be able to write for the studios and networks without retribution. However, reps with writing clients overseas - myself included - are advising caution.

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

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Legal outsourcing continues to grow , attracting Western lawyers to India. Tags: JETL celebrities constitution contracts courts creative content entertainment film/television intellectual property lawsuits legislation privacy technology google immigration New Jersey Pennsylvania Entourage IBM electronic health records John Stamos Rick Pitino Wyclef Jean legal outsourcing Casey Affleck world sauna championships

How It Works: LAWCLERK, Where Attorneys Hire Freelance Lawyers

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LAWCLERK’s mission is to make general practitioners and law firms more profitable by outsourcing projects to more than 3,600 freelance lawyers with all levels of experience and expertise.

Breaking: Managed Services Company Integreon Acquired By Private Equity Firm EagleTree Capital

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The global managed services company Integreon has been acquired by the private equity firm EagleTree Capital, the two companies announced this morning. EagleTree, a middle-market PE firm based in New York, acquired Integreon from the PE firm NewQuest Capital Partners.

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.

Practice Management Platform MyCase Now Integrates with Virtual Receptionist Service Smith.ai

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MyCase , the cloud-based practice management platform, and Smith.ai , a virtual receptionist service for law firms and other businesses, have created an integration by which MyCase customers will be able to outsource call answering while viewing and tracking call logs directly within MyCase.

Mark Cohen on Turbocharged Transformation in Legal – and A Peak At His Newest Venture

Media Law

Department of Justice and in private practice, he turned his attention to the business of law nearly 20 years ago, founding one of the first legal process outsourcing companies and then cofounding innovative law company Clearspire. Mark Cohen is a true thought leader in the legal world.

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. Perla will report directly to Bloomberg BNA CEO Greg McCaffery and play a key leadership role in overseeing the company’s legal business, which includes legal, […]. The post Pangea3 Cofounder Named President of Bloomberg BNA Legal appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

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.

LexFusion Adds Casetext To The Collective of Companies It Represents

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Frontline , for outsourced IT and financial services. LexFusion , the company that launched last October as a go-to-market collective of legal technology companies, has added legal research company Casetext to the roster of companies it represents.

There’s No Turning Back, Says Legal Admins’ White Paper, Change Is A Must

Media Law

“[W]orking from home is here to stay and law firms must accept this reality,” the white paper says, along with all that reality means for how firms organize and delegate work, use technology, and outsource resources.

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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EY Lays Off Some U.S. Lawyers Who Came through Pangea3 Acquisition

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Outsourcing Pioneer. The company pioneered the outsourcing of U.S. It was major legal industry news last April when international business and legal services powerhouse EY entered into an agreement with Thomson Reuters to acquire Pangea3, the legal managed services business.

Announcing the 15 Winners of the 2021 ABA TECHSHOW Startup Alley Competition

Media Law

Unlike the very few existing law firm outsourcing marketplaces, our freelancers include attorneys and support staff (paralegals, law clerks, legal assistants, and more). The results are in.

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.

LexFusion Adds Three Companies to Its Go-to-Market Legal Tech Collective

Media Law

Frontline , for outsourced IT and financial services. LexFusion , the company that launched last October as a go-to-market collective of seven legal technology companies, has now added another three members to the roster of companies it represents.

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.

Pioneering Cloud Practice Management Platform Rocket Matter Acquired By Private Equity Firm

Media Law

He previously held a variety of senior leadership roles at fintech and payments companies including Bluefin Payment Systems, Oasis Outsourcing, and First Data. The practice management platform Rocket Matter , whose launch in 2009 alongside Clio helped usher in a new generation of cloud practice management platforms, has been acquired by a private equity firm. It will become part of a new company, ProfitSolv, that will focus on billing, payments and software for professional services firms.

Contract Management Company SirionLabs Raises $44M to Further Develop Its AI Platform

Media Law

SirionLabs was founded in 2012 by Ajay Agrawal , the cofounder in 2006 of legal process outsourcing company UnitedLex.

LawNext Episode 56: Mark Harris, Axiom Founder and Now Knowable CEO

Media Law

Last February, gearing up for a possible IPO, Axiom spun off its technology and managed services entities into two new companies: Knowable , which uses machine-learning technology to help companies better understand their contracts, and Axiom Managed Services (AMS), which offers people, processes and technology to provide outsourced legal help to companies.

Launching Today: LexFusion Aims to Turbocharge Tech Adoption by Changing the Sales Paradigm

Media Law

Intelliteach , for outsourced IT and financial services. Kamlani is the cofounder and managing director of the 1991 Group who was formerly cofounder and co-CEO of Pangea3 and, before that, CFO and general counsel of pioneering outsourcing company Office Tiger. “It’s

LawNext Episode 68: Litera CEO Avaneesh Marwaha on Growth During A Crisis

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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. That’s like outsourcing the environmental protection from oil spills to a private corporation controlled by BP and Exxon. Here are just TEN BIG HOLES in this outsourcing scheme, along with my proposed solutions: Hole 1.

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. News today from Microsoft Corporation and the legal process outsourcing company Integreon underscores the extent to which major corporations are working with LPOs.

Alliance Brings SirionLabs’ AI-Driven CLM Technology to KPMG’s Global Clients

Media Law

Last August, in my LawNext podcast , I interviewed the founder of SirionLabs, Ajay Agrawal , who formerly cofounded UnitedLex, one of the earliest legal process outsourcing companies. In an alliance announced today, KPMG and SirionLabs are teaming up to offer digital contract management to enterprises worldwide, combining KPMG’s consulting expertise in addressing complex business problems with SirionLabs’ AI-driven contract lifecycle management technology.

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. They can’t do everything themselves, even in the earliest days of a project. Smart producers assemble a team to support them, and then concentrate their efforts on the most important tasks, the ones that only they can perform.

ALSP Axiom Says It Will Receive Significant Strategic Investment from Private Equity Firm Permira

Media Law

At the same time, it spun off two companies: Knowable , which uses machine-learning technology to help companies better understand their contracts, and Axiom Managed Services (AMS), which offers people, processes and technology to provide outsourced legal help to companies.

Casey Flaherty Leaves Baker McKenzie To Join Legal Tech Collective LexFusion

Media Law

Casey Flaherty , who for the last two years has been director of legal project management at global law firm Baker McKenzie, and who developed the Procertas technology training and benchmarking platform, has joined LexFusion , a go-to-market collective of legal technology companies launched last October.

As if it weren’t hard enough: @TheFOWShow Covers the Direct Shot Supply Chain Debacle

Music Technology Policy

But–all the majors have outsourced their U.S. If you are lucky enough to have an independent record store in your community today (mine is the fabulous Waterloo Records) , you may not realize just how lucky you really are. For an independent record store to have survived the last 20 years is something of a modern miracle. (I I think the Waterloo story should be a Harvard Business School case study, frankly.).

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.

Axiom Managed Services Spin-Off Changes Name to Factor

Media Law

At the other are the cluster of alternative legal services providers, legal process outsourcers, and technology companies focused on commoditized legal work.

Time to Vote: Pick the Startup Alley Finalists for ABA TECHSHOW 2021

Media Law

Patent practitioners using DorothyAI can perform their own searches in less time than patent search firms, eliminating the need for patent search outsourcers and the disclosure risks associated with outsourcing, while turning outsource fees to revenue. We need your vote!

Surge in Global Regulations Burdens Corporations and Challenges their Law Firms, Survey Finds

Media Law

Forty-one percent of firms relieve those pressures by either outsourcing to alternative legal service providers or relying on their offshore captive operations. As global compliance regulations have surged over the past decade, corporations in both the U.S. and U.K.

How to Respond to the SolarWinds “Orion” Supply Chain Attack

New Media and Technology Law

As reported last week, it appears that a state-sponsored security hack has resulted in a major security compromise in widely-used software offered by a company called SolarWinds.

For Joe Manchin, Corruption and Greed Are a Family Affair - FactKeepers.com

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

The current law outsources the negotiations to PMBs or Pharmacy Benefits Management companies—also known as the Pharma Benefits Mafia.

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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Empowering Lawyers Who Must Work Remotely

Media Law

Those commodity tasks that you’ve thus far outsourced to your support staff?

Today’s Legaltech Week Live Roundtable: Here’s What’s On Tap

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Firms’ Post-Pandemic Reality: Fewer Secretaries, More Automation and Outsourcing. The Friday Legaltech Week live journalists’ roundtable is back today at 3 p.m. when a panel of journalists and bloggers discuss the top stories in legal technology and innovation.