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? When would I use a Production Services Agreement? Production Fee and Cash Flow Schedule.

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?”

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Viewers are the PRODUCT.

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.

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&#.

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 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. How to get investors for your theatrical production (tele-class) is a post from: The Law Offices of Gordon P.

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.

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

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.

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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

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.

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.

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. film production

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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. Notwithstanding the value-added by a successful production, Producers and Playwrights also recognize that this value dissipates over time.

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

Webinar Tomorrow Will Provide Sneak Peek Into New PWC Product for Small Firms

Media Law

Tomorrow I am moderating a webinar in which attendees will get an exclusive first look at a new product for solo and small firms being introduced by the PWC New Ventures group of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PWC).

Is your theatre or production in danger of an ADA lawsuit?

Gordon P. Firemark

Is your theatre or production in danger of an ADA lawsuit?

Wilson Sonsini’s Tech Subsidiary, SixFifty, Releases First Product, For Calif. Privacy Compliance

Media Law

Today, it is releasing its first product: SixFifty Privacy , a suite of tools to help businesses comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) set to take effect on Jan.

'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

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

Recent Rulings Highlight Limits of CDA Immunity in Products Liability Cases against E-Commerce Platforms

New Media and Technology Law

In early July, an appeals court ruled that Amazon should be considered a “seller” of goods under Pennsylvania products liability law and subject to strict liability for consumer injuries caused by the defective goods sold on its site by third-party vendors. The big question in this case and other similar actions is whether an online marketplace such as Amazon is subject to strict products liability for defective products of third-party vendors. product listings).

Pew Grant Will Take ‘Learned Hands’ Project from Prototype to Production, to Help ID Consumers’ Legal Issues

Media Law

Now, The Pew Charitable Trusts has awarded a grant to one of the sponsors of that project, Suffolk Law School’s Legal Innovation and Technology Lab , to move the project from proof of concept to production.

Martin Scorsese Production Company Escapes 'Wolf of Wall Street' Libel Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A former executive at Stratton Oakmont didn't like being portrayed as a criminal. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

Libel 101

Roundup of Company and Product News from ILTACON, Part 1

Media Law

At ILTACON, I met with founders Chang Zi Qian and Ellery Sutanto , whose product is part legal research platform, part knowledge management platform, and all driven by artificial intelligence, with the idea of bringing everything a lawyer needs together in a single platform.

Television Product Placement in Two Countries

Media Law Prof Blog

Amy Rungpaka Hackley, Queen Mary, University of London, and Chris Hackley, University of London, Royal Holloway College, have published Television Product Placement Strategy in Thailand and the UK, in volume 3 of the Asian Journal of Business Research (2013).

With New Products from Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg Law, Brief Analysis Goes Mainstream

Media Law

While other such products have come along since CARA, these latest announcements by Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg indicate that this technology has now gone mainstream. Within the last 10 days, two major legal research companies have launched brief-analysis tools.

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.

TheFormTool Previews New Document Automation Product

Media Law

This weak, the developers of TheFormTool gave a sneak peak of a forthcoming product that they have code named REACH. REACH is an […] The post TheFormTool Previews New Document Automation Product appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

@theblakemorgan: #irespectmusic Rally at Cal State Chico Courtesy of SOTA Productions — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

via @theblakemorgan: #irespectmusic Rally at Cal State Chico Courtesy of SOTA Productions — Artist Rights Watch. irespectmusic campaign

More on CBD – FDA Taking Comments on the Production, Sale and Marketing Through July 16

Broadcast Law Blog

We have written several articles (see our articles here and here ) about the regulation of CBD and the risks inherent in the broadcast of advertisements for these products. CBD is in a legal limbo, as the Farm Act of 2018 took hemp products with less than.3% THC off the list of prohibited drugs on Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, but the production of these products is still subject to rules that have not yet been written by the USDA.

Roundup of Company and Product News from ILTACON, Part 3: NetDocuments, WindTalker, American LegalNet, AdvoLogix

Media Law

Last week, I attended ILTACON, the annual meeting of the International Legal Technology Association, where I sat down with a number of legal technology companies for briefings on their latest news and products.

The Roles of a Film Production Attorney

Film and Television Law Blog

. Hiring a film production attorney is of high essence if you want to have a smooth film production process. Most of the companies do not know the main roles of this attorney. Before we proceed, it is important to point out that they are also referred to as entertainment attorneys.

Best Legal Products — And Best Non-Existent Products

Media Law

Strategic blog, Jean O’Grady took an unscientific but nonetheless fascinating poll of her readers to ask them about the best new products they became aware of in 2014. She also asked them about the products or services they would like to have but that do not currently exist. The post Best Legal Products — And Best Non-Existent Products appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. At her Dewey B.

At User Conference, Thomson Reuters Elite Shows Off New Products

Media Law

At its international Vantage 2014 user conference last week in New York City, Thomson Reuters Elite showed off several new products. I attended a June 23 media day there, where members of the media met with Thomson Reuters executives and attended presentations on the new products.

Exclusive: America’s Most Productive Federal Courts

Media Law

” He challenged lawyers and judges to help conceive of innovative ways to help courts remain productive without having to sacrifice actual trials. As he finished his speech, he handed out the page you see below, titled “America’s Most Productive Federal District Courts.”

Jury Hears ABC's Diane Sawyer Call "Pink Slime" a "True Description" of Beef Product

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A multibillion dollar defamation trial against ABC has entered its second week with jurors hearing from network employees. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Breaking: Clio Acquires CRM Platform Lexicata, Will Launch New CRM Product, Clio Grow

Media Law

Clio describes the acquisition as a “defining moment for the legal industry” and says the acquisition marks the first step towards Clio’s vision to provide the first entirely client-centered and firm-focused product suite that will include practice management, CRM, and client intake.

Now Comes Another AI-Powered Brief Analysis Product: Attorney IO

Media Law

Not only did the American Association of Law Libraries name it 2017 product of the year, but it also spawned other brief-analysis products — Clerk from Judicata (reviewed here) and, just last month, EVA from […]. The post Now Comes Another AI-Powered Brief Analysis Product: Attorney IO appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Casetext was clearly on to something with its CARA brief-analysis software.