'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

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

Sam Raimi Sues Over Rights to 'Evil Dead' Sequel

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Eriq Gardner New dispute illustrates why directors and producers in Hollywood should be careful about saying they'll NEVER do a sequel. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Business Sam Raimi

'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

'The Crow' Producer Seeks to Cancel Relativity's Sequel Rights

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Dana Brunetti's alleged decision to get rid of director Corin Hardy leaves control over the franchise in uncertainty. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

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

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.

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

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

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

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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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

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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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.

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 Top 5: 'Hurt Locker' tops pirate list; 'Couples Retreat' model sues; Seinfeld slander sequel?

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Fresh off its best picture win at the Oscars, "The Hurt Locker" has become the most pirated movie online. Summit Entertainment, the film's distributor, was unable to significantly increase its theatrical booking last week because of policies by the nation's.

'NCIS' Creator Sues CBS Over 'Los Angeles' Spinoff

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Matthew Belloni Is CBS' "NCIS: Los Angeles" a spinoff or sequel of "NCIS"? read more. THR, Esq. Television Television

'Jungle Book' Director Jon Favreau Recalls Marvel's Perilous Start at THR's Power Lawyers Event

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The filmmaker, riding high on a $103 million opening weekend, revealed the high stakes in the first 'Iron Man' film, the possibility of a 'Swingers' sequel and talked about Hollywood's next frontier: virtual reality.

Screenwriter Sues Disney/Pixar Claiming 'Cars' Was Stolen (Exclusive)

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screenwriter, asks a judge to prevent the release of the sequel, due in theaters this June. Eriq Gardner The plaintiff, a U.K. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies

New 'Godfather' Book Will Be Published After Paramount, Mario Puzo Estate Strike Deal

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Eriq Gardner Sides agree to put money from the forthcoming book, "The Family Corleone," into escrow as they continue to fight over who has copyright authority on literary sequels.

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.

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

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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.

Hasbro Sues to Stop Warner Bros. 'Dungeons and Dragons' Film (Exclusive)

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The toy company says it owns rights to make a sequel to the 2000 film based on the successful property read more. The Business Movies Warner Bros. THR, Esq. Business

'Dumb and Dumber To' Piracy Leads to Copyright Lawsuits (Exclusive)

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In reaction to word that the Jim Carrey sequel is one of the ten most pirated films, producers have filed a series of lawsuits in Oregon. read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Tech Business

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.

'The Conjuring' Keeps Spooking Up New Lawsuits

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discusses how in-development sequels to last year''s hit film are allegedly violating rights on a 1980 book. The latest by Evergreen Media Group against Warner Bros. read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq. The Conjuring Business

Mario Puzo Estate Wants To Cancel 'The Godfather' Contract with Paramount in Countersuit

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Eriq Gardner Controversy erupted after the estate of Mario Puzo had plans to license a new book sequel without Paramount's blessing. Paramount wanted a war, and they’re going to get one," says estate attorney Bert Fields. read more. THR, Esq.

J.D. Salinger stops 'Catcher' sequel

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Salinger has successfully persuaded a New York federal judge to ban publication of a Swedish author's sequel to "The Catcher in the Rye." By Eriq Gardner J.D. In her decision yesterday, Judge Deborah Batts ruled that author J.D. California's "60.

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.

'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

Hollywood Docket: Music publishers vs. LimeWire; Marvel vs. Spider-Man pinatas; FIFA vs. marketers

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Here's the interesting backstory of how a dispute over whether sequels to Pixar. Music publishers have filed their own lawsuit against file-sharing service LimeWire, asking a federal court for $150,000 per infringed song. CNET] "Toy Story 3" hits theaters Friday.

SAG Slams Anti-Merger Lawsuit

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Jonathan Handel The guild sees the suit as a sequel that will perform no better than a 2009 installment. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business AFTRA SAG SAG-AFTRA Labor

'Beverly Hills Ninja 2' director says he was karate-chopped

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By Matthew Belloni EXCLUSIVE: We've got four words of caution for those hoping to cobble together money for a sequel to "Anchorman": "Beverly Hills Ninja 2." Let's explain. Back in 2006, Mitchell Klebanoff, who co-wrote the 1997 Chris Farley comedy.

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

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.

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