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.

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.

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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].

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].

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?”

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? If so… if the answer to any of these questions is yes, then you probably do need to get a release or waiver.

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. Exhibitors want releases.

Is Pandora Managing By Press Release?

Music Technology Policy

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

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.

Adobe Releases Major Updates to Acrobat DC, Including Integrated Adobe Sign

Media Law

With today’s release, Adobe is making it easier to work on PDFs from anywhere. Adobe today announced a number of enhancements to its Adobe Document Cloud intended to enhance collaboration around PDF documents, maximize mobility, and improve the overall PDF workflow and experience.

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.

Clio Releases Full-Featured iPhone App

Media Law

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.

BYU Law’s LawX Lab Releases First Project — Online Tool To Address Debt Collection Defaults

Media Law

The post BYU Law’s LawX Lab Releases First Project — Online Tool To Address Debt Collection Defaults appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Click to view slideshow. Last June, I reported on the plan by BYU Law School to launch LawX, a legal design lab in which second- and third-year law students would take on the ambitious goal of solving one access-to-justice challenge in a semester.

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.

Microsoft Releases Advanced Data Governance Within Office 365

Media Law

This blog reported in February on the limited public preview release of ADG, which Microsoft first announced it would develop last […]. The post Microsoft Releases Advanced Data Governance Within Office 365 appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

Turkey Releases Italian Journalist After 15 Days of Detention

Media Law Prof Blog

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.

Bill Cosby's Attorney Vows to Investigate Deposition Release

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

Broken Windows

DealFatigue

Producers of any new film hope to see it distributed in a number of distribution windows starting with an exclusive theatrical release and continuing through to wide release on multiple distribution platforms typically over the course of 12-18 months.

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

Media Law Prof Blog

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

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.

Hollywood Docket: Settlement for Jay Z's Roc Nation to Result in Prince Album Release

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Plus, Disney beats a coyright lawsuit over "Inside Out," again. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Music Business THR Online

Smokeball Releases AutoTime to Automatically Track and Record Work #ABATECHSHOW

Media Law

The practice management platform Smokeball released AutoTime, a feature that the company says will revolutionize how small law firms record their time and that will allow them to gain a better understanding of their profitability on a per-matter basis. The post Smokeball Releases AutoTime to Automatically Track and Record Work #ABATECHSHOW appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. A series of short posts rounding up product announcements from last week’s ABA Techshow.

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.

Booker: 'I'm knowingly violating the rules' and releasing documents - The Washington Post

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Booker: 'I'm knowingly violating the rules' and releasing documents - The Washington Post

The Importance Of A US Theatrical Release

DealFatigue

The best way to maximize foreign sales - and increase the likelihood of covering a picture’s budget - is with a US theatrical release. Higher movie revenues in foreign territories are generated by the consumer’s preference for titles released theatrically in the US.

More Podcast Legal Issues – Getting Releases From Interview Subjects

Broadcast Law Blog

As the individual died before the podcast’s release, the family sued on his behalf, arguing that the podcast violated his rights of publicity. Getting a release from the subject of an interview waiving any such rights, and otherwise giving the producer the rights to exploit the recordings that are made, can help to reduce the risk that these laws may otherwise pose. Plus, there are other reasons that a release may be helpful.

Lawline Releases Mobile App for CLE On the Go

Media Law

Now, Lawline has released a new mobile app, allowing lawyers to complete their CLE anywhere via an iPhone. The post Lawline Releases Mobile App for CLE On the Go appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Last May, this blog covered the major redesign of its website by the CLE provider Lawline. The app enables Lawline members to download any of their audio courses to an iPhone so they can listen to courses […].

Wolfram|Alpha Releases App to Assist Lawyers

Media Law

Wolfram|Alpha , the “computational knowledge engine,” has released an iPhone and iPad app designed specifically for legal professionals. iPhone version.

Fastcase Releases Android Version of its Free Research App

Media Law

Tomorrow that changes, as Fastcase will release an Android version of its legal research app. I tested a pre-release version on an Android tablet.

Bari Leigh Hosts #irespectmusic in Nashville at Her Record Release Show

Music Technology Policy

Nashville artist Bari Leigh decided to add the #irespectmusic theme to the release party in Nashville recently for her new record, “Tonight, I’m Unchained” on Bari’s Starfish Media imprint through ECR Music Group (available at iTunes and other retailers).

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

@LThomasMiller: DOJ RELEASES OFFICIAL WRITTEN RULING REGARDING 100% LICENSING

Music Technology Policy

via @LThomasMiller: DOJ RELEASES OFFICIAL WRITTEN RULING REGARDING 100% LICENSING — Artist Rights WatchNSAI Board President and Songwriter Lee Thomas Miller: “I cannot emphasize strongly enough how ludicrous this DOJ ruling is. The government is wrong on this and I think they know it.

Press Release on CLASSICS Act to Close Pre-72 Loophole

Music Technology Policy

PRESS RELEASE. [Editor Charlie sez: Let’s not forget–if it weren’t for The Turtles stepping up with Henry Gradstein’s team and suing Sirius and Pandora in a class action to close the nasty loophole leveraged by their legal teams, none of this would be happening. Artist class actions work and sometimes are the only thing that work.

Iranians Release Famed Director

Media Law Prof Blog

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

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

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai Releases Statement On Broadband Deployment

Media Law Prof Blog

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai has released a statement concerning deployment of broadband throughout the U.S. It begins: The American government needs to embrace the IP transition. Consumers and private enterprise already have done so, recognizing that next-generation technologies such as

Anthony Pellicano Attorneys Plead for Early Release

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

His lawyer says that the former private eye is not a danger to the public or to flee; and that he is suffering from a serious eye condition. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business Brad Grey Garry Shandling Ron Meyer Sylvester Stallone

WordRake Editing and Proofreading Software Releases Version 3

Media Law

WordRake, the editing and proofreading add-in for Microsoft Word and Outlook that is designed for lawyers and other professionals, released its version 3 yesterday. The post WordRake Editing and Proofreading Software Releases Version 3 appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. With more than 600 new editing algorithms and 900 enhancements to existing algorithms, WordRake 3 offers 25 percent more edits and even greater accuracy, according to a company announcement.

Studios Release Final Offer to SAG

Digital Media Law

I noted this, and asked the AMPTP to release the offer so we could do just that. I didn’t expect a positive response, since offers are not generally released — an exception being the July 2007 AMPTP and Writers Guild proposals, which I analyzed in detail last year. Lo and behold, to my pleasant surprise, the AMPTP has now released the offer, along with a summary of key points, just in the last few minutes.

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TheFormTool Releases New Database Version Tomorrow; Discounts Through Today

Media Law

The post TheFormTool Releases New Database Version Tomorrow; Discounts Through Today appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. TheFormTool – a product I once described as “smart, simple document assembly – starts shipping its newest product tomorrow and is offering purchase discounts through today. The new product, Doxserá DB, is a database version that can pull data from multiple sources and generate multiple documents for multiple audiences.

'Cars 2' Fighting Legal Claims in Advance of Release

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Disney releases 'Cars 2' on Friday despite some intellectual property rocks in the road. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies