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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

TheFormTool Releases Doxserá 2.0 Today

Media Law

Document assembly and automation company TheFormTool today released version 2.0 The post TheFormTool Releases Doxserá 2.0 of its document-assembly software Doxserá.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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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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.

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.

'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

'Die Hard' Director John McTiernan Released From Prison

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

After nearly ten months in a federal prison camp after being convicted of lying to the FBI, the director of "Predator" and "Hunt For Red October" is filing a complaint with the Justice Department in an effort to clear his name. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Business

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

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.

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.

FCC Confirms $4000 Fine For Televising Video News Release Without Sponsorship ID

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC has issued a Forfeiture Order , confirming a $4000 fine levied against a Minneapolis TV station for airing a video news release ("VNR") without sponsorship identification. The station argued that its use of a video supplied by General Motors for a story about the popularity of convertibles in the summer was equivalent to use of a company press release, which the FCC has found acceptable in the past.

Mike Tyson Tattoo Artist Sues Warner Bros. to Stop Release of 'Hangover 2'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Victor Whitmill, who calls the Tyson design "one of the most distinctive tattoos in the nation," is asking for an injunction to stop the release of the highly-anticipated comedy sequel read more. Matthew Belloni S.

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