Paramount Beats Musicians Guild in Lawsuit Over Outsourcing Film Scores

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

Paramount Loses Latest Bid to Revive Lawsuit Against Dissatisfied Investors

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The investors had unsuccessfully asserted fraud before Paramount went on the counteroffensive. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

Paramount Sued Over Score for Upcoming Renee Zellweger Film

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The Business Movies Music Business THR Online Paramount Renee Zellweger LaborThe American Federation of Musicians says the studio lied to complete the scoring of 'Same Kind of Different as Me' in Slovakia. read more. THR, Esq.

Paramount Settles Big Film Slate Lawsuit (Exclusive)

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An asset management company accused Paramount of cheating profit participants on its 1990s blockbusters. In response, Paramount blamed JPMorgan for making a secret deal to get out of "risk-free" loans. The Business Paramount Movies THR Online THR, Esq.

Paramount Fails to Deflect Home Video Royalties Lawsuit

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Movies Movies Business THR Online NBCUniversal Paramount Universal PicturesColin Higgins Productions recently won $26 million in a similar clash with Universal. read more. THR, Esq.

Paramount Fights Investors' Fraud Lawsuit Over Big Film Slate

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The Business Paramount Movies THR Online THR, Esq. The studio says they weren''t the source of any misrepresentations over films including "Mean Girls," "The Manchurian Candidate" and "The Stepford Wives." read more. Mean Girls Business

Paramount Sues For Ownership of Fellini's 'La Dolce Vita' (Exclusive)

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Movies Movies Paramount PicturesEriq Gardner Who owns Fellini's 1960 masterpiece? A new lawsuit spans 50 years of international film history in search of an answer. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq.

Investors Attack How Paramount Calculates Damages in Film Finance Lawsuit

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The Business Paramount Movies THR Online THR, Esq. The dispute concerns 25 films, including ''Mean Girls'' and ''The Manchurian Candidate,'' but could go further read more. Mean Girls Business

Paramount Investors Target Viacom Revenue in Amended Lawsuit (Exclusive)

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Investors in the Melrose 2 film slate claim fraud in the way Paramount has treated revenue from "Dreamgirls," "Flag of Our Fathers" and "Transformers." The Business Paramount Pictures Movies THR, Esq.

Paramount, John Singleton Set for 'Hustle and Flow' Trial

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The Business Paramount Pictures Movies THR, Esq. Director-producer will attempt to show the studio reneged on an agreement on two films, including a Spike Lee-directed concert film starring Tracy Morgan. read more. John Singleton Business

Lawsuit Claims Paramount Stole 'Paranormal Activity 4' Ideas from Pitch Meeting

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Paramount Pictures Movies THR, Esq. Filmmaker Michael Costanza claims the studio and two producers used concepts he submitted in 2010 for the hit 2012 horror movie read more. Paranormal Activity 4 Business

Paramount Alleges JPMorgan-Led Financial Conspiracy (Exclusive)

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The Business Paramount Movies THR, Esq. According to explosive new court documents, the largest bank in the United States thought it was making "risk-free" loans to fund major films, and when that turned out to be wrong, a secret deal was made to cause trouble for the studio. read more. Business

Paramount Grounds 'Top Gun' Tweeter

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The maverick user, who began posting the film one frame at a time last week, was suspended from the social media platform after the studio objected. read more. Top Gun Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Tech Business

Paramount, Mario Puzo Estate Settle 'Godfather' Lawsuit

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Deal comes after judge refused to allow Paramount's "Godfather" contract to be cancelled. read more. Movies THR, Esq. Business

Paramount Slams Opposing Lawyers in Film Investment Lawsuit

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The Business Paramount Movies THR Online THR, Esq. In a legal war over such films as "Mean Girls" and "The Manchurian Candidate," the studio tells the judge about "careless copying and pasting" and inconsistent plaintiff witness testimony. read more.

Anheuser-Busch Asks Paramount to Remove Budweiser From 'Flight'

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The Business Home Paramount Pictures THR, Esq. The film's alcoholic lead character, played by Denzel Washington, drinks the beer while driving a car. Is it a fair use? read more. Flight

Paramount Settles Massive Fraud Lawsuit with Finance Partner (Exclusive)

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The Business Paramount Pictures Movies THR, Esq. Financiers who put up $375 million for such films as "Mission Impossible 3" and "Transformers" via the Melrose II slate alleged they hadn't seen a dollar of profits. read more. Business

Paramount, John Singleton Settle 'Hustle & Flow' Litigation (Exclusive)

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The Business Home Paramount Pictures THR, Esq. The director/producer sued the studio and MTV Films for allegedly breaching a promise made at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival to "put" two additional features. read more. John Singleton Business

Paramount Hit With $10 Million Video Game Lawsuit

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Movies Movies Tech Business Paramount PicturesA Swedish gaming company says the studio shut down its digital entertainment division and walked away from a co-production deal on games. read more. THR, Esq.

Mario Puzo Estate Wants To Cancel 'The Godfather' Contract with Paramount in Countersuit

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Eriq Gardner Controversy erupted after the estate of Mario Puzo had plans to license a new book sequel without Paramount's blessing. Paramount wanted a war, and they’re going to get one," says estate attorney Bert Fields.

Lawsuit Claims Paramount Pictures Is Shorting Producers on New Media Profits

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Middle Pictures claims Paramount's activity is a "systematic scheme designed to deprive content providers of their rightful profit participation." read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

John Singleton Sues Paramount for $20 Million Over 'Hustle and Flow' Deal

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Movies Movies John Singleton Paramount Pictures AbductionMatthew Belloni The filmmaker claims the studio backed out of a deal to make two movies in exchange for rights to the 2005 hit. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq.

Paramount Strikes Back at Melrose 2 Finance Partner (Exclusive)

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The Business Movies Business Paramount Pictures Mission: Impossible 3 TransformersEriq Gardner Melrose 2, a financing entity that backed 29 films, is claiming massive fraud. The dispute is now the center of bicoastal litigation. read more. THR, Esq.

Paramount antipiracy speech pirated

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Frederick Huntsberry, COO of Paramount, recently took the FCC through a step-by-step instruction on how to illegally download copyrighted movies. By Eriq Gardner Interesting bit of irony here. We've seen a huge development shift in piracy," Huntsberry said at a.

Paramount Says 'Star Trek' Fan Film Lawsuit Lives On

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In the lawsuit over "Axanar," the studio acknowleges statements about a settlement, but tell a judge that claims remain pending. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Fox, Paramount Accused of Using Stolen Computer Graphic Technology for Hit Films

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A VFX firm demands an injunction on "Deadpool" and three other blockbusters plus one huge video game. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Paramount Threatened with Malicious Prosecution Over Conspiracy Claim

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Responding to Paramount''s allegations of a financial conspiracy, Hollywood power lawyer Marty Singer has a warning for investors. "If If co-financiers want to make deals with Paramount, this is what is going to happen," he says.

'Star Trek' Lawsuit Heats Up As Fan Co. Seeks Paramount's J.J. Abrams, Justin Lin Communications

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Abrams, an executive producer on 'Star Trek Beyond,' could find himself in an uncomfortable position thanks to what he said about the lawsuit a few months ago. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Paramount Responds to Massive Fraud Lawsuit, Claims Finance Partner 'Ignores the True Facts'

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Movies Movies Paramount PicturesMatthew Belloni Melrose 2, a financing entity that backed 29 films, sued on Tuesday claiming fraud and breach of contract. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq.

Crowdfunded 'Star Trek' Movie Draws Lawsuit from Paramount, CBS

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"Axanar" aims to be a professional-quality prequel and has raised more than $1 million. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Tech Business THR Online

Paramount Asks Judge to Toss John Singleton's Fraud Claim in 'Hustle and Flow' Lawsuit

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The Business Movies Business John Singleton Paramount Pictures Hustle and FlowEriq Gardner In response to the director's suit in October, the studio has filed court papers aiming to show that no fraud was committed. read more. THR, Esq.

Paramount Wins Again in Investor Dispute Over Tommy Lee Jones Payout

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The Business Paramount Pictures Tommy Lee Jones Movies THR, Esq. An appeals court confirms that the studio didn't breach fiduciary duty by deducting bonus money that an arbitrator ordered the studio to pay on "No Country for Old Men." read more.

Paramount Pictures Studio Lot Expansion Challenged in Court

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A lawsuit is filed after last month's approval by Los Angeles' city council. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Viacom Hints at Challenge to Change of Bylaws Pertaining to Paramount Sale

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In a securities filing, Viacom states the move to block a Paramount sale could have a "significant adverse effect on the Company’s share price." read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

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 Gets Mixed Rulings in Legal Cases Over 'La Dolce Vita,' 'Johnny Come Lately'

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The Business Movies Business Paramount PicturesEriq Gardner The studio has gotten news both bad and good in cases involving its exploitation of old motion pictures. read more. THR, Esq.

New Copyright Theory Tested in Lawsuit Over Disney's 'Avengers,' 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

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Business Movies Tech Business THR Online 21st Century Fox Paramount Avengers: Age of Ultron Guardians of the Galaxy Beauty and the BeastA VFX firm asserts its software program is an original literary work and that Hollywood studios are liable for vicarious and contributory infringement.

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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Content Partners Sues Paramount

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Marc Cuban's Content Partners is suing Paramount Pictures for millions over what it alleges is breach of contract and fraud stemming from unpaid profits on various films such as "The Truman Show" and "A Civil Action," according to The Hollywood

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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