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.

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.

Free Products and Resources for Legal Professionals During Coronavirus Crisis

Media Law

To help legal professionals who are having to work from home or make other adjustments during the coronavirus crisis, I have created a page where I will track offers of free products and services from legal technology companies and others.

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.

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.

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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).

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.

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?”

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&#.

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 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.

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

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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

'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

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.

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

For Second Year In A Row, Relativity Announces New Pricing For Its SaaS Product

Media Law

The e-discovery technology company Relativity is today announcing a new payment and pricing model for its cloud-based SaaS product RelativityOne. With the Legalweek conference coming next week, Relativity also provided several updates about the company and its products.

Knowable Responds to Pandemic with New Products, Including Free Contract Management

Media Law

The contract management company Knowable is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with the release of two new products designed to help companies understand their crisis-related contractual obligations and entitlements, one of which it is offering free through year-end.

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).

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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New CloudNine Product Makes Child’s Play of Data Collection in Office 365

Media Law

A product coming out today from the e-discovery company CloudNine makes it easy to collect email and attachments from Office 365 email custodians and Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage files. Today’s release is the product’s version 1.0.

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.

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.

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.

@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

In Advance of Legalweek, CloudNine Previews Enhancements Across Its Suite of E-Discovery Products

Media Law

Next week brings Legalweek in New York, the international legal mega-conference that encompasses Legaltech, one of the leading events in legal technology and a major venue for company announcements of product roll-outs and enhancements.

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.