Production Services Agreements

Gordon P. Firemark

A commonly used, but often misunderstood type of contract used throughout the entertainment industry is the Production Services Agreement. What is a Production Services Agreement? The production company brings to bear all of its expertise, knowledge, personnel, and other resources to produce and deliver the Project according to the financier’s specifications. When would I use a Production Services Agreement? Production Fee and Cash Flow Schedule.

Legaltech Moves: Aderant Names Veteran Product Strategist As Chief Product Officer

Media Law

Atlanta-based Aderant , a global provider of business management software for law firms, has named Jairam Padmanabhan to the newly created position of chief product officer.

How to find investors for your film or theatre production.

Gordon P. Firemark

How to find investors for your film or theatre production. If you’re producing an independent film or any kind of theatre project, it’s a safe bet that, at some point, you’re going to be asking the question: “Where do I find investors?” ” Well, the answer is deceptively simple, and yet still amazingly complex. In short, investors are all around you. You just need to know how and where to look, how to approach them, and how to close the deal.

SixFifty’s Latest Product Automates Every Wilson Sonsini Employment Policy

Media Law

Its first product, launched in 2019, automated compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act. Using this new product, companies can generate employment policies as part of a single employee handbook or a-la-carte, SixFifty says.

Using Quotes in a film, video or media production

Gordon P. Firemark

In this video, Entertainment Lawyer Gordon Firemark answers a question about using quotes in your production. This is intended as general information only and does not establish an attorney-client relationship. It is not a substitute for a private, independent consultation with an attorney selected to advise you after a full investigation of the facts and law relevant to your matter.

Launching Today: A Global Directory of Legaltech Products and Resources

Media Law

The site includes only commercial legal technology, meaning products intended for law firms and corporate legal departments. When a user views a particular product, the listing page also shows similar results, pointing the user to other products with similar functionality.

How to make sure your production doesn’t get shut down.

Gordon P. Firemark

How to make sure your production doesn't get shut down. In this post, I'll explain why, and also how savvy producers can avoid a similar fate for their productions. In June, at least two productions were forced to close right after opening. In 2009, I wrote about a situation in which Stephen Sondheim ordered an Australian production of “Company” closed unless the unauthorized “cuts” were restored.

Independent New Media Productions

Digital Media Law

There are casting notices out there for SAG new media productions under the “SAG New Media Contract.” Third, performers should recognize that independent producers are unlikely to make much, if any, money on these productions. Even the studios are shutting down their new media production entities (Stage 9, 60 Frames). A few notes may help clarify what these are, and help performers enforce a few of their rights.

Notable New Casetext Product Drafts Your Litigation Briefs For You

Media Law

The product, the company says, “is poised to disrupt the $437 billion legal services industry and fundamentally change our understanding of what types of professional work are uniquely human.” Casetext is a company that is known for developing innovative legal research products.

Chrome Extension Searches Thousands Of Legal Tech Companies and Products

Media Law

Say you are reading an article online about contract lifecycle management and want to know what companies offer products for that. A new extension for the Chrome browser puts the answer a click away.

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TechnoLawyer Names Its Top 10 Products of 2020

Media Law

As it has almost every year since 2011, the legal technology newsletter TechnoLawyer has published its picks for the top products of the year. Winner of the top product award this year is TrialLine , which is software for creating timelines for litigation and other legal uses.

New Casetext Product Lets You Use Its Powerful Search Tool To Search Just About Anything

Media Law

Last year , the legal research company Casetext launched Compose , a first-of-its-kind product that uses artificial intelligence to help create the first draft of a litigation brief in a fraction of the time it would normally take. This will be a paid product.

New Product Makes It Easy For Firms To Map Multijurisdictional Surveys

Media Law

A new product called Map Engine aims to solve that problem by making it easy and economical for law firms to create attractive and interactive maps to visualize multijurisdictional data. The product they created employs a fully responsive design so that maps can be viewed on any device.

Legal Analytics Products Deliver Widely Divergent Results, Study Shows

Media Law

That means that these products differ not only in the kinds of analytics they offer, but also in the results they deliver. ” When the librarians tested that query across the seven products, they got widely different answers. Yes (only for Product Liability cases).

How (and why) to set up a special purpose production entity for your film or show

Gordon P. Firemark

In the case of film and theatre projects, the SPE would be created to produce a single film or production. In a common scenario, the producer of the company may have several projects in various stages of production at any given time. You want the people that are helping you with the production to be tuned in to the company structure and financing setup… So they should be the ones putting together the SPE as well.

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Celebs and Products

Media Law Prof Blog

From the New York Times: an article discussing celebrity tweets and products. Is this the new face of product placement

New Release of CloudNine Review Platform Enhances Self-Service Productions and Speeds Imaging

Media Law

The e-discovery company CloudNine has released updates to its cloud-based review and productions platform CloudNine Review that includes what the company is describing as the next generation in self-service productions.

The REAL business of television. Don’t lose sight of what the product is.

Gordon P. Firemark

They create the product they want to create, without knowing whether it’s a product anyone else gives a rat’s ass about. They determine what their customers want (not need, but WANT), and then they develop products that give it to them. What the REAL product is… The television business isn’t about buying and selling Art, or even good quality programs. The shows you and I love to watch on TV aren’t the product… they’re the BAIT.

Product Libel and Food Production Reform

Media Law Prof Blog

Nicole Negowetti, Valparaiso University Law School, is publishing Opening the Barnyard Door: Trasparency (sic) and the Resurgence of Ag-Gag & Veggie Libel Laws in volume 38 of the Seattle University Law Review (2015). Here is the abstract. Over the past

Edward Norton's Production Company Sued Over Harlem Movie Set Fire

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A man and woman who live in the building claim residents weren't warned by producers when a fire started during filming of 'Motherless Brooklyn.' read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

How to find investors for your film or theatre production.

Gordon P. Firemark

How to find investors for your film or theatre production. If you’re producing an independent film or any kind of theatre project, it’s a safe bet that, at some point, you’re going to be asking the question: “Where do I find investors?” ” Well, the answer is deceptively simple, and yet still amazingly complex. In short, investors are all around you. You just need to know how and where to look, how to approach them, and how to close the deal.

Latest SixFifty Product Helps Churches Assess Readiness To Resume Services

Media Law

As with other SixFifty products, the questionnaire and assessment is developed in consultation with attorneys at Wilson Sonsini and based on their legal expertise.

Why productions like “Moneyball” get shelved.

Gordon P. Firemark

Last month, just hours before the scheduled start of production on Columbia Pictures’ “Moneyball&# , starring Brad Pitt and directed by Steven Soderbergh, the studio pulled the plug on production, putting the project into “limited turnaround&#.

New Thomson Reuters Marketplace Lets Users Test Products Before Buying Them

Media Law

Thomson Reuters is announcing two new features today: the Thomson Reuters Marketplace , an online store where users can research, demo, test and buy products and services, and Thomson Reuters Legal Home , a single point of entry where legal professionals can log in and access all their TR products.

COUNTDOWN TO MODERNITY (11/5/18)–The Progress to Production Chart for the Mechanical Licensing Collective

Music Technology Policy

Music Modernization Act Songwriter News Progress to ProductionAs best we can tell from the outside looking in, this chart has the dates for key events in the critical path to launch for the Mechancial Licesing Collective as required by the Music Modernization Act–the “Countdown to Modernity.” ” This chart is a work in progress, and if anyone sees anything wrong in it or something that should be clarified or corrected, please let us know.

How to get investors for your theatrical production (tele-class)

Gordon P. Firemark

How to get investors for your theatrical production (tele-class). Finding investors and donors for theatrical productions is a challenging task. Broadway Producer Michael Roderick and Theatrical Attorney Gordon Firemark will lead this tele-class in exploring Backer Auditions, donor presentations and other approaches to engaging prospective financiers for theatrical productions. I’m pleased to be a part of this tele-class being offered next Thursday, the 13th.

LexisNexis Reengineers CourtLink, Its Docket Research Product

Media Law

LexisNexis Legal & Professional is today unveiling a major reengineering of its CourtLink federal and state docket research product that moves it to the Lexis Advance platform and that gives users more options for searching dockets while reducing the steps involved in doing so. Although now integrated within Lexis Advance, the product remains available as a standalone offering. CourtLink now integrates with the docket-analytics product Lex Machina.

Dick Clark Productions Prevails in Golden Globes Trial, Will Remain Show Producer

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Television Television Dick Clark Dick Clark Productions Golden GlobesAlex Ben Block A Los Angeles judge says a years-old contract gave DCP rights to produce the show as long as it remains on NBC read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq.

Legal Tech Companies Offer Free Products In Civil Rights Cases

Media Law

Two legal technology companies said this week that they are offering free access to their products to attorneys involved in civil rights matters. Legal research company Casetext is offering free access to its Compose brief automation for Title VII motions through the remainder of the summer.

Tips to Saving Money on Film Production

Film and Television Law Blog

Film production can be expensive or cheap, it all depends on how you plan to shoot the various scenes. Most of the top quality film production equipment is very expensive and unaffordable to new filmmakers. This is a no brainer if you have taken one or two courses in film production. film productionBefore we proceed, it is imperative to note that you need to have a team of professionals on your side in order to come up with a film that your audience will relate with.

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David Letterman's Production Company Beats Lawsuit from Royalty Collector

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A judge rejects a lawsuit from Worldwide Subsidy Group. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Journey Sues Monster Products Following Canceled Performance

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The inconic band claims the electronics company guaranteed $500,000 for a performance at CES in Vegas. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

In Unique Partnership, Two Legal Research Companies to Co-Develop Products

Media Law

Co-Development of Products. But the bigger news is in what else today’s announcement says: The two companies will be working together into the future to develop additional product integrations and joint features.

Now You Can Automatically Draft Litigation Briefs in Product Liability Cases

Media Law

Legal research company Casetext is further extending Compose , its first-of-its-kind automated brief-drafting product, to cover a new practice area, products liability involving pharmaceuticals and medical device.

New Product from AI Contract Management Company LinkSquares Covers the Contract Creation Process

Media Law

The company says that the new product, called LinkSquares Finalize, will work seamlessly with its existing post-signature product, which it now calls LinkSquares Analyze, to provide an integrated platform.

ASG LegalTech, Parent to Four Legal Practice Products, Rebrands As Paradigm – Exclusive Interview with Company Execs

Media Law

ASG LegalTech, a portfolio company composed of four popular legal practice products — PracticePanther, Bill4Time, MerusCase and Headnote — today introduced a new brand for itself, Paradigm , to better represent how the company views itself, its customers and its plans for moving forward.

Reynen Court Now Lets You Take Legal Tech Products For A Test Drive

Media Law

Reynen Court , the platform that describes itself as the app store for legal technology, has introduced a new feature, appropriately called One-Click Test Drive, that makes it easy for law firms and legal departments to test products without having to buy them or negotiate trial licenses.

Top 10 Product Announcements at ABA Techshow

Media Law

The post Top 10 Product Announcements at ABA Techshow appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. I am just back from ABA Techshow in Chicago. It was well worth the trip, with great programming, a teeming exhibit hall, and abundant opportunities for networking and socializing. The one question I was most often asked there (and that I most often asked others) was, “What have you seen that is new and interesting?” ” […].

Additional Tips for Working with a Film Production Lawyer

Film and Television Law Blog

The film production lawyer is vital in the process of film production. Here are the tips for working with a film production attorney. You should hire an attorney working close to the film production site. To be on the winning side, you need to pay on time and communicate transparently and directly with your film production attorney. film production

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Legal Tech Design Firm Offers Shared-Risk Product Prototyping for Law Firms

Media Law

For law firms, it is becoming increasingly common to develop technology products of their own. It has introduced a Law Firm Partner Program that founder Nicole Bradick says enables firms to share the burden and risk of product development.

When does product placement become false advertising?

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner Product placement has become so omnipresent in films and TV that we hardly think twice when we see it. But what happens if the film or show misrepresents the product? On the NYT's Freakonomics blog, Ian Ayres.

'Orphan Black' Production Company Must Face Copyright Lawsuit in California

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The $5 million lawsuit alleges the series was cloned from a screenplay submitted to producers a decade ago. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Subsidiary Rights Clauses in Theatrical Production Contracts. What’s the big deal?

Gordon P. Firemark

One of the most heatedly negotiated provisions in theatrical production licenses these days is the Subsidiary Rights Clause. Typically, the producer must present a threshold number of paid, public performances before his interest in subsidiary rights vests, and the percentage in question will often increase as the production achieves various milestones. For example Film and TV rights may be treated differently than revenues from stock- and amateur productions.