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.

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.

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.

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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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

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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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.

Roundup of Company and Product News from ILTACON, Part 2: iManage, Relativity, BigHand, CaseFleet

Media Law

Last week, I attended ILTACON, the annual meeting of the International Legal Technology Association, where I met with a number of legal technology companies for briefings on their latest news and products. Meanwhile, the company has no plans to abandon its on-premises product, Gaines said.

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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.

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?”

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 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.

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

Roundup of Company and Product News from ILTACON, Part 4: FileTrail, Workstorm, Casepoint, SeeUnity

Media Law

Last week, I was at 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.

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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.

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.

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

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.

New Product of the Year? Law Librarians Pick AI Research Tool from Bloomberg Law

Media Law

A legal research tool that uses artificial intelligence to help legal researchers quickly find key language critical to a court’s reasoning has been selected by the American Association of Law Libraries as winner of its 2018 New Product Award. The post New Product of the Year?

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.

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.

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.

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?

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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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.”

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

'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

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.

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.

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).

Judge Rules Morgan Spurlock Production Co. Likely Breached Deal for TNT Docuseries

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Turner sued after Spurlock's #metoo confession, and the judge has now issued a preliminary injunction after hearing that funds for a women's issues docuseries were commingled into a general operating account. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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.

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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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 […].

@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

Factors to Consider When Hiring a Film Production Lawyer

Film and Television Law Blog

The best attorneys in the film production industry have years of experience. More importantly, they have an in-depth understand of the legal parameters that come with film production.

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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