Entertainment Law Asked & Answered – Model Release

Gordon P. Firemark

In this Asked & Answered video, I answer questions about Model Release. That’s why we lawyers recommend using a model release whenever possible. I’ve got a free sample model release you can download and use when you take photos to use on your blog or whatever. The post Entertainment Law Asked & Answered – Model Release originally appeared on Entertainment Law Offices of Gordon P.

Location Releases – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

George writes in with a question about location releases and permissions. The post Location Releases – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered originally appeared on Entertainment Law Offices of Gordon P. AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link] George writes in with a question about location releases and permissions. AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link].

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Interview Releases – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

Do they have to sign a release form? Lots of folks get leery when presented with a release form to sign… So, if you’re recording the interview (again, in most states you need consent to do that), you should record the person saying “yes” in answer to your request. So, just avoid any doubt about things… get a release. For a free downloadable version of that oral release I just did, head over to [link]. Do they have to sign a release form?

@SenThomTillis Releases Discussion Draft of DMCA Revisions

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MTP readers will recall that Senator Thom Tillis has hosted many hearing on how to fix the DMCA’s broken notice and takedown process.

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Entertainment Law Asked & Answered – Do I Need a Release from My Podcast Guest

Gordon P. Firemark

In this Asked & Answered video, I answer questions if do you need a release from your podcast guest. One of the most common questions I get from new media producers, especially podcasters, is “do I really need to get a release from every person I interview on my show?” So, do you really need to get a release from everybody you interview? Strictly speaking, it may not be necessary to have a release from your interview subjects.

Should you use a release with your podcast guests? – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

Should you use a release form with your podcast guests? The post Should you use a release with your podcast guests? AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. Hi, I’m Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I help you take your career and business in entertainment to the next level. And if you’ve got a question you’d like answered here, just head on over to [link]. This is intended as general information only and does not establish an attorney-client relationship.

When do I need a release from a person in the background of my shot?

Gordon P. Firemark

Do I need a release or contract with every person who appears in the background of my shot? Do you need to get each person who does so to sign some kind of release? getting releases from every single person who could possibly be seen in frame, or not bothering at all… and well, neither of those approaches is smart. If so… if the answer to any of these questions is yes, then you probably do need to get a release or waiver.

EU Releases “A European Strategy for Data”

New Media and Technology Law

On February 19, 2020, the European Commission (the “Commission”) released its 35-page document entitled “ A European strategy for data ,” becoming just the latest of many developments in that area.

CloudNine Releases Major Updates To Its Concordance E-Discovery Platform

Media Law

Calling it the most substantial update in five years to the Concordance e-discovery review platform, CloudNine today released a new version 10.24 Additionally, this release enables color productions, production preview and supporting transparent and opaque redactions.

Asked and Answered:Appearance Releases. Why you might not need one, and why you should get it anyway.

Gordon P. Firemark

In this Asked & Answered video, I answer a question about whether we need appearance releases when shooting documentaries or more commercially oriented stuff. Jamie is a documentary filmmaker who called to ask me about the need for appearance releases. But when I advise filmmakers, whether they’re shooting documentaries or more commercially oriented stuff, that they should always get an appearance release signed by people who appear in the piece.

LexisNexis Releases Unique ‘Crowdsourced’ Resource for Commercial Leases

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LexisNexis today launched a unique “crowdsourced” solution to a problem faced by lawyers who negotiate commercial leases, which is the lack of data on market standards and trends to aid them in lease negotiations.

Is Pandora Managing By Press Release?

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It’s the press release syndrome. I don’t know that this “management by walking around press releases” is happening at Pandora, but would you be shocked if it were If you recall the Dot Bomb Bubble, you’ll remember what sometimes happens to newly-public companies.

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. Highlights of today’s release include: Self-service production.

Dr. Fauci Reacts To The Release of Thousands Of His Work Emails

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CROWD RELEASE

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It is often not practicable to get every member of the crowd to sign a release. Alternatively, a release might be presented to persons when they purchase a ticket to an event and printed on the ticket as well. If you are using a posted crowd release, it is good practice to take a photo of all the entrances with the sign clearly posted in public view. The second edition of this book was released in 1998.

Suffolk’s LIT Lab Releases Eviction Moratorium Tool to Help Tenants Exercise their Rights

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Suffolk University Law School’s Legal Innovation and Technology (LIT) Lab today released a free tool that helps tenants exercise their rights under the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)’s recent eviction moratorium order.

New Orion Release Adds Ethical Walls, BillBlast Integration, W-9 Management, E-Payment Updates and More

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release includes hundreds of enhancements across its platform, which is a full-featured financial management, firm management and practice management system designed for mid-sized law firms. Today’s release updates Orion ePay for better performance.

After Acquiring HighQ Last Year, Thomson Reuters Releases ‘Significant’ Upgrades

Media Law

The release also adds AI-driven contract analysis, new mobile applications, and more.

Asked and Answered: Idea Theft and Submission Releases/Waivers.

Gordon P. Firemark

Related posts: Asked & Answered: Does a submission release affect my copyright? Asked and Answered: Do I need a release to tell a true story about a person? Q: Can a writer give a waiver not to sue to a producer to steal their property, since theft is a crime and would be prosecuted in the criminal courts? Is their any civil remedy to the writer for theft? A: Yes, a writer CAN sign a waiver promising not to sue a producer who misappropriates [.].

Erlinder Released

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The AP reports that a Rwandan court has granted bail to C. Peter Erlinder, the William Mitchell law professor arrested last month on charges of promoting genocide. He is apparently free to leave Rwanda but must let the court know

CROWD RELEASE

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

It is often not practicable to get every member of the crowd to sign a release. Alternatively, a release might be presented to persons when they purchase a ticket to an event and printed on the ticket as well. If you are using a posted crowd release, it is good practice to take a photo of all the entrances with the sign clearly posted in public view. The second edition of this book was released in 1998.

TheFormTool Releases Doxserá 2.0 Today

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Document assembly and automation company TheFormTool today released version 2.0 The post TheFormTool Releases Doxserá 2.0 of its document-assembly software Doxserá. First launched in January, Doxserá is a Microsoft Word plug-in that simplifies the creation of multiple or repetitive documents, such as when preparing a company formation or bankruptcy filing. Today’s upgrade adds the ability for documents to “create themselves” by intelligently […].

SAG No News Press Release

Digital Media Law

SAG's out with a press release confirming what was first reported about 10 hours ago. The press release also gives short bios of the two new highly-qualified people stepping in to right the ship, David White as interim NED and John McGuire as Chief Negotiator. though in fairness, they've had a rough day over there in the SAG Communications department.

Bill Cosby's Attorney Vows to Investigate Deposition Release

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Was The New York Times accurate in reporting that Cosby's deposition was never sealed? read more. THR, Esq. Culture Television Culture THR Online

Justice Ginsburg Released From Hospital, 'Home And Doing Well' | MSNBC

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Wolters Kluwer Releases Comprehensive Free Resource for Navigating Federal and State COVID-19 Laws

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Update: @nivassoc Press Release on Passing of Save Our Stages Legislation

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Save Our Stages Act just passed as part of the COVID-19 Relief Bill! Thank you for helping to #SaveOurStages! You responded in an overwhelming fashion. NIVA thanks those across the country who sent 2.1 million emails to their elected officials expressing their support for the Save Our Stages Act. All 535 Congresspeople heard from their constituents through SaveOurStages.com. Without your support and continued attention, we could not have accomplished this goal. Our gratitude also extends to Sen.

Iranians Release Famed Director

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The BBC reports that the Iranian government has released director Jafar Panahi ("The White Meadows," "Border Cafe") on bail. He had been detained after he expressed support for anti-government politicians in last year's elections

White House Releases Proposed Guidance for the Regulation of AI

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On January 7, 2019, the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released a draft of a memorandum setting forth guidance to assist federal agencies in developing regulatory and non-regulatory approaches regarding artificial intelligence (AI). Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) draft plan for federal government engagement in advancing AI standards that was released in August 2019.

The Weinstein Co. Hit With $15M Lawsuit Over Timing of 'Gold' Release

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FilmNation says TWC breached its distribution deal for 'The Founder' by releasing 'Gold' only a week later. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Gold (2017) The Founder

Virus-Driven Push to Release Juvenile Detainees Leaves Black Youth Behind - The New York Times

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After an initial decrease in the youth detention population since the pandemic began, the rate of release has slowed, and the gap between white youth and Black youth has grown. The report , released this month by the Annie E.

FBI Releases New Video Of ‘Most Egregious' Assaults On Officers At Capit.

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Woman in ICE custody pleads for release amid coronavirus pandemic

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APS educators released on appeals bond | www.wsbtv.com

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APS educators released on appeals bond | www.wsbtv.com

Retailer Reminder: FTC Releases Guidance for Social Media Influencers

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Thus, the FTC released a new guide, “ Disclosures 101 for Social Media Influencers ,” that reiterates its repeated position about the responsibility of “influencers” to disclose “material” connections with brands when endorsing products in online posts. With the release of fresh guidance, now is a good time for brands with relationships with influencers to ensure endorsements are not deceptive and remain on the right side of the law.

Jacob Ward On Facebook Data Release: ‘A Historic Moment’ | MSNBC

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Homeland Security Releases Emails Showing Political Influence for Sony, Time Warner Projects

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The newly released documents buttress a report issued late last month detailing how an immigration director was swayed with respect to hundreds of millions of dollars in film and TV investments under the EB-5 visa program. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Asked & Answered: Can I use a standard release for real people in my script?

Gordon P. Firemark

Is there some kind of standard release I can obtain without a long legal document? As the writer, you might prefer to let the decision whether to get a release fall on the shoulders of the producer of the project, either before or after he buys the project. But, you may prefer to err on the side of caution, and obtain a release to include when selling the script. Asked & Answered: Can I use a standard release for real people in my script?

Clio Releases Full-Featured iPhone App

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I’ve had a few days to try out a beta version, and I have to say that Clio’s iPhone app is the most highly functional and highly intuitive practice-management app I’ve seen. […] The post Clio Releases Full-Featured iPhone App appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. I am at the Clio Cloud Conference in Chicago today, where Clio, the cloud-based practice-management platform, is announcing the launch of its all-new app for iPhones and iPads.

Justice Department Releases Evidence Against Kim Dotcom

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A federal judge has ordered the unsealing of nearly 200 pages of documents outlining how the U.S. government plans to convince a jury that Megaupload was up to no good. read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Tech Business

Adam Schiff speaks after House Democrats release impeachment report

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Turkey Releases Italian Journalist After 15 Days of Detention

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Via Newsweek, the news that Turkey has released Italian journalist Gabriele Del Grande, who was arrested on April 9, and began a hunger strike on April 18. Turkish authorities apparently arrested him because he was not allowed to be in

Judge Halts Aretha Franklin Doc Release But Negotiations Continue

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The injunction is not intended to kill the documentary, but to save time, money and court resources while Franklin and 'Amazing Grace' producer Alan Elliot come to terms on a deal. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online