Asked & Answered: Can I protect my unauthorized sequel script?

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Q: Dave asks how he can protect the (unauthorized) sequel script he’s been working on. In this video, I explain. Asked & Answered

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'Dumb and Dumber' Producers Sue New Line Over Sequel

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This lawsuit follows an ugly legal battle between the producers and Red Granite. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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Producer Sues Animal Logic Over 'Peter Rabbit,' 'Lego Movie' Sequels

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Jason Lust says Animal Logic Entertainment conned him into giving up his intellectual property, according to the lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online The LEGO Movie

Movie Sequels Can Get Complicated When the Producer Has Been Married Multiple Times

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Take, for example, 'Blade Runner 2049,' which has Bud Yorkin's first and second wife fighting in court. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Culture Business THR Online

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'Lego Movie' Sequels Animator Fires Back at Lawsuit

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Animal Logic Entertainment is countersuing producer Jason Lust for breach of contract and tortious interference. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Sam Raimi Blocks Unauthorized 'Evil Dead' Sequel

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A judge orders an injunction after defendant film company loses financing and has trouble paying lawyers to contest in time. read more. The Business Movies THR, Esq. Sam Raimi Business

Sam Raimi Blocks Unauthorized 'Evil Dead' Sequel

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A judge orders an injunction after defendant film company loses financing and has trouble paying lawyers to contest in time. read more. The Business Movies THR, Esq. Sam Raimi Business

Yari bankruptcy: the sequel

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By Eriq Gardner Film impresario Bob Yari continues to have problems steering his production company after his "Crash" won a best picture Oscar in 2006. Yesterday, the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the midst of a legal battle.

Twilight Sequels Heating Up

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Don't believe everything you hear about Twilight and its sequels. Tags: Twilight Eclipse New Moon sequels Twilight Things are heating up already on the third installment, Eclipse. They haven't even started the second one yet, New Moon.

Salinger Sequel Permanently Enjoined

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That sequel to "Catcher in the Rye" is permanently enjoined from sale in the U.S. The defendants and their agents and representatives may not manufacture, publish, distribute, advertise, promote, sell, or "otherwise disseminat[e] any copy of the book 60 Years

Lawsuit Aims to Halt Warner Bros.' 'The Conjuring' Sequels (Exclusive)

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Tony DeRosa-Grund''s Evergreen Media claims that the studio is withholding profit-sharing from last year''s blockbuster and has stolen rights to make two more films. read more. The Business Movies Tony DeRosa-Grund THR Online Warner Bros. THR, Esq. The Conjuring Evergreen Media Group Business

Vin Diesel Scores Knockdown in Former Partner's Lawsuit Over ‘xXx’ Sequel

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George Zakk is seeking payment and a producer credit in Los Angeles Superior Court. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Business THR Online

Hollywood Docket: Jury Chosen in Aurora Theater Shooting Civil Trial; 'xXx' Sequel Sparks a Lawsuit

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A roundup of entertainment law news, including a temporary victory for Comcast in a discrmination lawsuit and MGM's new general counsel. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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New 'Beverly Hills Ninja 2' Lawsuit Is a Legal Sequel (Exclusive)

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Eriq Gardner The unfinished sequel to the 1997 Chris Farley comedy kicks off more contractual breach claims. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business David Hasselhoff

'G.I. Joe' Writers Sue Paramount, MGM Over 'Stolen' Sequel (Exclusive)

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Two of the three writers who worked on the 2009 film seek $23 million for work on "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," which was allegedly taken without credit or compensation. read more. The Business G.I. Joe: Retaliation Movies THR, Esq. Business

Weinsteins File Lawsuit Against Time Warner Over 'Hobbit' Sequels Profits

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UPDATED: The move comes on the heels of escalating tensions between the two camps, including Warner Bros. and its New Line division initiating arbitration proceedings. read more. Movies THR Online Warner Bros. THR, Esq. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug The Weinstein Company Heat Vision

Kickstarter Removes 'Where the Wild Things Are' Sequel Proposal

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The book was to be dedicated to the memory of Maurice Sendak, but HarperCollins registers a takedown notice over a violation of the Sendak estate''s right to create derivative works. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Where the Wild Things Are Business Maurice Sendak

Insults Fly in 'Dumb and Dumber' Sequel Countersuit (Exclusive)

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Two financiers who bought and are attempting to make "Dumb and Dumber To" without Brad Krevoy and Steve Stabler are slammed as lacking the necessary experience to successfully develop films. read more. The Business THR, Esq. Business

Universal's Donna Langley: 'Fifty Shades' Sequel Will Be "More of a Thriller"

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"Failure is a great learning tool," the studio's chairman said at THR's annual Power Lawyers breakfast of the road to her recent box-office successes. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Business THR Online Paul Walker Columbia Pictures Donna Langley E.L.

Court issues injunction against 'Catcher in the Rye' sequel

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Salinger has won a temporary injunction against distribution of an author's sequel to "Catcher in the Rye." By Eriq Gardner J.D. Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Deborah Batts ruled that "60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye" can't be published for.

'Conjuring' Producer Calls Warner Bros.' $750,000 Check Insufficient for Sequels

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In new court papers, Tony DeRosa-Grund alleges that the studio perpetrated a "deliberate scheme" to violate rights on the blockbuster horror franchise. read more. The Business Movies THR Online Warner Bros. THR, Esq. The Conjuring Business

MGM Demands Stop to 'Raging Bull' Sequel in Lawsuit

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Former boxing champion Jake LaMotta allegedly breached contract by selling rights to his follow-up without offering them to the studio. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Business

Relativity Bankruptcy: 'Act of Valor' Owner Wishes to Protect License Fees, Sequel Rights

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Buyers are put on notice they'll only get 30 days to negotiate rights for the follow-up to a surprise hit. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

No Sequel To “Catcher In The Rye”

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Salinger filed a lawsuit seeking damages for copyright infringement and an injunction against the writer, publisher and distributor of a sequel to “Catcher In The Rye&# … “60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye.&#. District Court judge Deborah Batts issued a preliminary injunction barring the defendant from manufacturing, publishing, distributing, shipping, advertising, promoting, selling or otherwise disseminating “60 Years Later, “ the unauthorized sequel to J.D.

Twilight Sequel: Fanning Confirms She'd Like to Star in New Moon

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During an interview for Push, Dakota Fanning confirmed that she is in talks to star in the Twilight sequel New Moon and is a huge Twilight fan. Tags: Twilight Dakota Fanning New Moon sequel Twilight

A Sequel To Catcher In The Rye?

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Salinger, at 90 years-old, filed a lawsuit this week seeking damages for copyright infringement and an injunction against the writer, publishers and distributor of a sequel to “Catcher In The Rye&# … “60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye.&#. By Tamera H. Bennett. Author J.D.

Director John McTiernan Wants to Make a 'Thomas Crown' Sequel to Fight Bank Liquidation

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He's the only Hollywood figure incarcerated for a crime related to PI Anthony Pellicano. Now freed, the bankrupt helmer reveals projects and fights creditors. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Holden the phone: 'Catcher in the Rye' sequel lawsuit heats up

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Salinger filed a lawsuit last week against the people behind a planned sequel to "The Catcher in the Rye," we weren't sure how far this dispute would actually go. By Eriq Gardner When reclusive author J.D. But now the author.

AMC Asks Court to Pause 'Walking Dead' Lawsuit After New Frank Darabont Complaint

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The network says a sequel suit is an "unfair attempt to game the system." read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

Court details long, strange road to 'Easy Rider' sequel

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By Eriq Gardner Considering the lack of courtroom success that Hollywood studios have had lately, perhaps the best legal strategy is to hide. Consider Polestar Entertainment, a film production company that has just escaped a $700,000 default judgment for allegedly.

Can J.D. Salinger stop a 'Catcher In the Rye' sequel?

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Salinger filed a lawsuit yesterday in New York District Court over an author's planned sequel to. By Eriq Gardner There's nothing like a good legal dispute to force the world's most reclusive author to come out of the shadows.

After 'Dungeons & Dragons' Trial, Parties Fight Over Meaning of Movie Sequel

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Warner Bros. and Universal are watching the outcome closely read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Business

'Sex and the City' sequel shooting at Hogan & Hartson

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By Eriq Gardner When Sarah Jessica Parker and company announced another "Sex and the City" movie, we kind of wondered where the franchise was heading. After all, the original trailblazing show featured a quartet of single New York females on.

'Dungeons & Dragons' Movie Fight: "Son of a B h" Sequel Spat Heads to Trial

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Warner Bros. began a script without owning rights, which Universal scooped up from Hasbro; now a trial will determine whether a tiny producer''s deal can slay a mighty studio read more. Warner Bros. Pictures Group Movies THR, Esq. Hasbro Inc. Universal Pictures THR Weekly Magazine Business

Red Granite Sues to Exclude 'Dumb and Dumber' Producers From Sequel

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Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland’s company says it has no contract with Brad Krevoy and Steve Stabler, who insist they still have rights through their original New Line deal. read more. Movies THR, Esq. Jeff Daniels Jim Carrey

Hollywood Docket: 'Catcher in the Rye' Sequel Banned from U.S.

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Eriq Gardner * The unauthorized sequel to J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye will be permanently banned from publication in the U.S. Last July, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against a Swedish author's book, titled 60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye, for violating Salinger's copyright. The case was appealed and attracted a number of amicus briefs from media organizations, including The New York Times and AP, which argued it would be a bad precedent against free speech.

Twilight Sequel: Fanning in Talks to Star in New Moon

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Marc Malkin is reporting that Dakota Fanning is in talks to star as vampire Jane in the Twilight Sequel New Moon. She didn't audition for director Christ Weitz, he writes, but has been offered the role of a deadly Volturi opposite Rob Pattinson. Photos courtesy Eonline.com].

Twilight Sequel Eclipse Adds Director Slade

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Wasting no time, Summit Entertainment is driving forward on the third installment of the Twilight franchise, Eclipse , by hiring director David Slade.

Holden the phone: 'Catcher in the Rye' sequel lawsuit heats up

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Salinger filed a lawsuit last week against the people behind a planned sequel to "The Catcher in the Rye," we weren't sure how far this dispute would actually go. By Eriq Gardner When reclusive authorJ.D. But now the author of.

Is new 'Wall Street' a spinoff or a sequel? Michael Douglas' ex-wife wants to know

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By Eriq Gardner As Gordon Gekko said: "Greed is good." Michael Douglas' ex-wife, Diandra, now wants a cut from his "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" payday. At issue is language in the divorce agreement that Diandra Douglas says entitles her.