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.

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

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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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.

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?”

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.

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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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.

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

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.

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&#.

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?”

Practice Management Platform Case.one Unveils New Products and Features At #Legalweek18

Media Law

The post Practice Management Platform Case.one Unveils New Products and Features At #Legalweek18 appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Practice management is a crowded area of legal technology, especially in the smaller-firm market. No wonder, given that the majority of lawyers in private practice are in solo and small firms. Even as practice management technology has become more popular in recent years, much of that market remains untapped.

Thomson Reuters Unveils Watson-Powered AI Product for Data Privacy Law

Media Law

Two years ago yesterday, at a briefing for journalists and bloggers, Thomson Reuters let drop a tantalizing tidbit about a product it was developing based on IBM Watson’s artificial intelligence platform. TR offered only crumbs of details, saying the product would help corporate legal and corporate compliance users untangle the sometimes-confusing web of global legal […].

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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

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

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.

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

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.

Settlement Talks ‘Productive’ in PACER Fees Class Action

Media Law

Court of Federal Claims for more time to engage in settlement discussions, agreeing that discussions so far have been productive. The post Settlement Talks ‘Productive’ in PACER Fees Class Action appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. The parties to a putative class action lawsuit claiming that the federal courts’ PACER system routinely overcharges for document downloads have asked the U.S.

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

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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.

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.

Law Librarians Name Casetext’s CARA as New Product of the Year

Media Law

Every year at its annual meeting, the American Association of Law Libraries presents an award for the new product of the year. The post Law Librarians Name Casetext’s CARA as New Product of the Year appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. I happened to catch this picture of Arredondo at work during a visit last week to the Casetext offices. This week, it announced that this year’s honoree will be Pablo Arredondo, vice president […].

New Wolters Kluwer Product Tracks Federal Developments — And Is Free For Now

Media Law

Cognizant of that, Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory has launched a new product, the Federal Developments Knowledge Center, designed to help legal professionals stay on top […]. The post New Wolters Kluwer Product Tracks Federal Developments — And Is Free For Now appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

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.

@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

Microsoft Readies Launch of Practice Management Product for Lawyers

Media Law

Microsoft is quietly preparing to formally launch a new practice management product for lawyers in the coming months. The product was scheduled to be announced this month but the announcement has been delayed. It now appears that the product will be rolled out at or around the time of ABA Techshow in April. The post Microsoft Readies Launch of Practice Management Product for Lawyers appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

ABA Blueprint Launches Today to Help Small Firm Lawyers Buy Products and Services

Media Law

The American Bar Association today is launching ABA Blueprint, its website designed to help solo and small firm lawyers manage the complexities of their legal practices by helping them find the products and services they need at affordable prices. The post ABA Blueprint Launches Today to Help Small Firm Lawyers Buy Products and Services appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

My Mega Wrap-Up of Product News from the Legaltech Conference

Media Law

As expected, a number of companies announced roll-outs of new products or enhancements to existing ones. The post My Mega Wrap-Up of Product News from the Legaltech Conference appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. It was a whirlwind several days at Legaltech in New York last week. This blog already reported some of these last week. Here are others I haven’t yet covered. See also my post yesterday at Above the Law, which […].

And Here is One More AI-Powered Brief Analysis Product, CaseIQ from Casemine

Media Law

I wrote yesterday about the launch of Attorney IO, a new brief-analysis product in the vein of CARA from Casetext, Clerk from Judicata, and EVA from ROSS Intelligence. India-based legal tech startup Casemine launched the brief-analysis product CaseIQ 1.5 The post And Here is One More AI-Powered Brief Analysis Product, CaseIQ from Casemine appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

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.

An Update on Microsoft’s Practice Management Product for Lawyers

Media Law

In a recent post here, Microsoft Readies Launch of Practice Management Product for Lawyers, I wrote about Microsoft’s forthcoming launch of a practice management product for lawyers. The post An Update on Microsoft’s Practice Management Product for Lawyers appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Now Comes Another Product for Lawyers to Say, ‘Alexa, Track My Time’

Media Law

The post Now Comes Another Product for Lawyers to Say, ‘Alexa, Track My Time’ appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Last month, I wrote about Workspace Assistant, a tool from Thomson Reuters Elite that allows lawyers to perform time-management functions using voice commands through the Amazon Echo or other Alexa-enabled device. Now, a second Alexa-based time tracking tool is coming to market, and it is making its debut Monday at Legaltech West Coast.

Rocket Matter Adds ‘Advanced Analytics’ Billing and Productivity Reports

Media Law

The cloud-based practice management platform Rocket Matter today announced a new feature, Advanced Analytics, that allows law firms to create various reports on billing and productivity. The post Rocket Matter Adds ‘Advanced Analytics’ Billing and Productivity Reports appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

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).

Vendors Propose Cloud Security Standards for Legal Products

Media Law

The post Vendors Propose Cloud Security Standards for Legal Products appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. It is now generally accepted that lawyers may use cloud-computing platforms without violating legal ethics rules. Even so, however, many states say that lawyers who use the cloud have a duty to make reasonable efforts to ensure that the cloud services are provided in a manner that is compatible with the professional obligations of the […].

Digital Product Designer FoundationLab Acquires Toronto’s Functional Imperative

Media Law

FoundationLab, a Boston-based digital product design studio whose clients include a number of law firms and legal tech start-ups, has acquired Functional Imperative, an application development company in Toronto, Canada, that also has several legal clients, including the Canadian Legal Information Institute, the law firm Fasken Martineau, and the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. […].

'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

Tips for Working with a Film Production Lawyer

Film and Television Law Blog

Be on the winning side by having a professional film production lawyer on your side. They have the skills and expertise required to solve common issues that arise during the film production process. Here are some tips on how to work with a film production lawyer diligently.

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