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].

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?”

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.

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.

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.

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

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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

Ed Sheeran Sued for $20M for Allegedly Copying Song Released by 'X Factor' Winner

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The lawsuit over Sheeran's monster hit "Photograph" is filed by the same attorney who repped the Marvin Gaye family in the "Blurred Lines" copyright case. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Music Business THR Online

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.

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

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.

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.

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 […].

Reagan Shooter's Release Conditions: Barred From Giving Interviews, Must Stay Away From Jodie Foster

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

John Hinckley Jr. shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981 in an attempt to impress the actress and, after decades of treatment for mental illness, will soon leave the hospital subject to 34 conditions. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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.

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.

'Good Kill' Investor Wants to Stop Film's Release Due to Credit Snub

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Mark Amin doesn't like that he was listed beneath two other producers. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

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

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.

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.

Emma Thompson Wins 'Effie' Lawsuit, Can Release 19th Century Love Triangle Movie (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Tuesday's ruling by a New York judge addresses the issue of how much copyright protection is afforded to works of historical fiction. read more. Movies THR, Esq. Emma Thompson Business

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

Sony Claims 'Wild Oats' Lifetime TV Premiere Breached Deal for Theatrical Release

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Sony admits to not making a license fee payment — but claims for valid reason. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Settlement clears way for 'Letters to Juliet' release

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Summit Entertainment will be allowed to release "Letters to Juliet" as scheduled on May 14, thanks to the settlement of a lawsuit. By Eriq Gardner EXCLUSIVE: Fans of sappy love stories with a dash of Shakespearean melodrama are in luck.

Netflix Insists On Right to Jump Theatrical Release for Relativity's Films

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The streaming giant has initiated an arbitration proceeding — and argues a bankruptcy judge can't stop it from streaming "Masterminds" and "The Disappointments Room." read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Lexis Releases Firm Manager to Public Beta

Media Law

I wrote here in December about the impending release by LexisNexis of a Web-based practice-management application designed for smaller-firm lawyers called LexisNexis Firm Manager. At the time, it was still in private beta with plans to release it to an invitation-only public beta starting in 2011. That day arrived at Legal Tech New York last week, when Lexis released Firm Manager to public beta.

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Angelina Jolie Copyright Lawsuit Won't Affect Release of Her New Film

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner A Croatian journalist is experiencing some early difficulties in his lawsuit against producers of "In the Land of Blood and Honey." read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Business Angelina Jolie In the Land of Blood and Honey

Judge Denies Tattoo Artist's Request to Halt Release of 'Hangover Part II'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Matthew Belloni But the copyright case against Warner Bros. can continue read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies

Warner Bros. Asks Judge Not to Stop 'Hangover II' Release Over Mike Tyson Tattoo

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Studio fights injunction sought by tattoo artist claiming copyright infringement. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies

EXCLUSIVE: Judge Clears Way For Release of Oscar Contender

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Trademark claim over "The Illusionist" won't stop animated film from coming out next month. read more. Movies Movies

Lawsuit seeks to stop release of The Game album

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Matthew Belloni EXCLUSIVE: Will a new lawsuit prevent the upcoming fourth album by multi-platinum rapper The Game from dropping as scheduled? A company claiming to have discovered the West Coast hip-hop star today sued Aftermath Records, Interscope, Universal Music.

'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

Now It's War: Relativity Demands $20 Million from Weinstein Co. for Botching 'Nine' Release (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Matthew Belloni The legal war between film heavyweights Harvey Weinstein and Ryan Kavanaugh is getting downright nasty. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Ryan Kavanaugh Nine

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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.

Rocket Matter Releases Version 2.0; Adds Document Assembly and Custom Fields

Media Law

The Web-based practice management application Rocket Matter today released version 2.0 With this release, Rocket Matter becomes the only cloud-based practice management platform to integrate document assembly, according to Larry Port, the company’s co-founder and chief software architect.

Judge Releases Potentially Damaging Emails in David Bergstein Bankruptcy Case

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Alex Ben Block The communications relate to the embattled film executive's relationship with financier Ronald Tutor, who could lose million of dollars in claims against the bankrupt Bergstein companies. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Movies Movies David Bergstein

Iggy Azalea Sues Ex-Boyfriend for Releasing Early Music, Forging Contract (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The pop superstar claims that the guy who has come forward with a purported sex tape copied the contents of her computer when they were living together read more. Music THR Online THR, Esq. Business

Judge denies motion to block release of Chris Rock's 'Good Hair'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner Federal District Court Judge Dale Fischer has denied an injunction preventing the release of Chris Rock's "Good Hair." Regina Kimbell, producer and director of "My Nappy Roots: A Journey Through Black Hair-itage," had sought to halt the.