Production Services Agreements

Gordon P. Firemark

A commonly used, but often misunderstood type of contract used throughout the entertainment industry is the Production Services Agreement. What is a Production Services Agreement? When would I use a Production Services Agreement? Sometimes a Production Services Contract is also used when the financier is not signatory to a Union Agreement, and desires the Project to be produced using union workers and thus hires a union signatory production company to handle things.

Pandemic: Digital music services should accelerate payments and liquidate any royalty minimums they are holding

Music Technology Policy

You may not have noticed, but many music services have a clause in their direct licenses that allows them to delay royalty payments if your accrued royalties are less than a certain amount, often $50. In normal times, one could understand why Pandora (and other services) would want to be able to pay quarterly, take 45 days to render statements, and avoid having to make payments until you were owed at least $50. Pandemic Streaming Meltdown Digital services

Work-Outs of Technology and Services Agreements Challenged by COVID-19

New Media and Technology Law

In late 2019, another well-respected consulting group had predicted that, in 2020, “[t]here will be increasing opportunities for technology vendors and service providers to grow their businesses, and for technology buyers to innovate and upgrade their infrastructure, software, and services. ”

Court Enforces Arbitration Clause in Online Terms of Service Accepted by a Minor

New Media and Technology Law

This is just one of the most recent cases to illustrate that if implemented properly, EULAs can play an important part in creating certainty and mitigating risk associated with online platforms or services. Epic Games, Inc.

New Release of CloudNine Review Platform Enhances Self-Service Productions and Speeds Imaging

Media Law

The e-discovery company CloudNine has released updates to its cloud-based review and productions platform CloudNine Review that includes what the company is describing as the next generation in self-service productions. Highlights of today’s release include: Self-service production.

LexisNexis Launches An All-New Premium Legal Research Service

Media Law

LexisNexis is today announcing the launch of a premium legal research service, Lexis+ , that it says takes a bold approach to providing legal research, AI-driven analytics and practical guidance within a unified and fully integrated platform.

Bloomberg Law Offers Free Research to Legal Services and Pro Bono Lawyers

Media Law

Bloomberg Law is helping lawyers provide legal services to the poor by offering free access to its legal research service to legal services and pro bono attorneys.

On LawNext: Solo Inti Martinez-Alemán’s Award-Winning Approach to Client Service

Media Law

Inti Martinez-Alemán knew from the day he opened his Ceiba Forte Law Firm that he wanted to take a creative approach to client service. In this episode of LawNext, Martinez-Alemán shares his approach to customer service as well as his journey from an abogado in Honduras to solo in St.

LawNext: Suffolk Law Dean Andrew Perlman On Innovating Legal Education and Legal Services

Media Law

He also served as the vice chair of the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services, which produced projects and recommendations designed to improve how legal services are delivered and accessed, and he was the inaugural chair of the governing council of the ABA’s Center for Innovation.

Breaking: In Historic Vote, Utah Supreme Court Approves Sweeping Changes in Legal Services Regulation

Media Law

In a historic vote that could set a blueprint for the rest of the country, the Utah Supreme Court has approved the most sweeping changes in a generation to the regulation of law practice and the delivery of legal services.

Reply from the UK Insolvency Service on PledgeMusic Debacle

Music Technology Policy

This is from the UK Insolvency Service regarding the PledgeMusic debacle in response to my tweet yesterday: We really appreciate the Insolvency Service taking the time to respond so quickly We got the first straight answer that we’ve ever heard about PledgeMusic.

Latest SixFifty Product Helps Churches Assess Readiness To Resume Services

Media Law

Now, SixFifty is releasing another tool in a similar vein, only this one is designed to help religious leaders evaluate whether they are prepared to safely resume in-person meetings and services with their members.

Managed Services Veteran Ed Sohn Leaves EY Law To Join Axiom Spin-Off Factor

Media Law

Ed Sohn , a veteran managed services executive who last year joined EY Law when it acquired Pangea3 from Thomson Reuters, has now joined Factor , the managed services company that spun off last year from legal services company Axiom , where he will serve as its head of solutions.

Utah Proposes Sweeping Regulatory Reforms; Will Fast-Track Pandemic-Related Services

Media Law

The Utah Supreme Court on Friday proposed the most-sweeping reforms of the regulation of legal services in a generation and said it will fast-track approval of non-traditional legal-help programs that target problems spawned by the Covid-19 crisis.

'Constituent power' key to making Congress to save Postal Service

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Constituent power' key to making Congress to save Postal Service

Hollywood Studios Rip VidAngel's New Service in Filtering Fight

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"[B]y telling its users that its new service is lawful, VidAngel threatens to confuse consumers regarding the legitimate streaming market," Disney's attorney Kelly Klaus writes. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Russian-Language Video Service eTVnet Sued for Allegedly Streaming Stolen Content

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The suit claims the service is harming competitors, customers and copyright owners. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech THR Online

New Site Lets Lawyers Barter Their Services for Other Services

Media Law

A website launched this week, Barterball, enables lawyers and others to barter their services in exchange for other services they may need, such as accounting or website design. The post New Site Lets Lawyers Barter Their Services for Other Services appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Appeals Court Upholds Injunction Against VidAngel's Streaming Service

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"Star Wars is still Star Wars, even without Princess Leia’s bikini scene," states the opinion. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Financial services: transparency through social media?

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

ReliefWeb » Document » Iraq / Wikileaks: statement by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights GENEVA (26 October 2010)– "The files reportedly indicate that the US knew, among other things, about widespread use of torture and ill-treatment of detainees by Iraqi forces, and yet proceeded with the transfer of thousands of persons who had been detained by US forces to Iraqi custody between early 2009 and July 2010.

His UnitedLex Disrupted Legal Services, Now Ajay Agrawal Aims to Disrupt Contracts

Media Law

Within months, it was providing legal services to clients such as HP, IBM and Microsoft.

Showbiz mediation service launches

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Matthew Belloni There's a new player in town for resolving Hollywood disputes. Launching March 8, the Entertainment Mediation Institute is billing itself as "the first-ever organization dedicated exclusively to resolving disputes among parties in the entertainment industry." Co-founded by.

New Service Uses AI To Help Startups Connect With The Right Lawyer

Media Law

” Another factor by which Anü evaluates startups is willingness to pay for legal services. So far, firms have paid nothing to be part of this service. Besides legal services, they hope to add accounting, marketing, copyrighting and other business-to-business services.

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Two New Services Launch to Deliver Legal and Litigation News

Media Law

Launching today is a new service that will deliver free legal and litigation news derived largely from court dockets, just a month after a similar service launched.

The Ethical Pool Future: Will Fans Cut the Cord to Big Streaming Services if Artists Leave?

Music Technology Policy

” The post has been widely read in the artist community and stimulated conversation about the current model of royalty allocation by streaming services that artists like Sharky Laguana have led the debate on. I argue that the current model results in the hyper-efficient market share distribution of streaming revenues that effectively bypass the indpendent artists who fans listen to on the subscription streaming services. Everybody knows that the boat is leaking.

Thomson Reuters Quietly Unveils Premium Legal News Service, But Is More To Come?

Media Law

Thomson Reuters yesterday introduced Westlaw Today , a premium legal news service driven by its Reuters news division and available only to subscribers of Westlaw and Westlaw Edge for an additional cost.

Amid Pandemic, Legaler Offers Its Video Meeting Service Free to Solo/Small Firms

Media Law

Is your legal tech company offering products or services free to lawyers during the coronavirus crisis? To help solo and small-firm lawyers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australia-based company Legaler is offering its secure online video chat platform free to firms of 10 lawyers or fewer.

LawNext Episode 58: Jim Sandman, President of the Legal Services Corporation

Media Law

As president of the Legal Services Corporation since 2011, he oversees an organization that funds free civil legal services to more than 130 legal aid programs throughout the country.

Unique Deal Gives Kentucky Lawyers Access to Two Research Services Plus AI Tool

Media Law

While virtually every state bar offers its members access to a legal research service — typically either Casemaker or Fastcase — this offer appears to be unique in offering access to two distinct services plus an AI tool.

Hands On with Lexis+, New Premium Research Service from LexisNexis That Officially Launches Today

Media Law

Two months ago, LexisNexis announcing its planned launch of a premium legal research service, Lexis+ , which it said would take a bold approach to providing legal research, AI-driven analytics and practical guidance within a unified and fully integrated platform.

Track COVID-19 Cases and News with New Email Alert Service from Fastcase

Media Law

An email alert service launched today by legal research company Fastcase, COVID-19 Case Alerts , provides daily updates on new civil opinions, selected pleadings, breaking news, and analyses of legal issues related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Axiom Managed Services Spin-Off Changes Name to Factor

Media Law

In what it is positioning as a relaunch of the company, Axiom Managed Solutions, one of two companies spun-off last year from alternative legal services provider Axiom , is changing its name to Factor and launching a new website at www.factor.law.

Former White House Staffer Helms New Cybersecurity, Discovery and Info Gov Services Company

Media Law

Launching today is a company formed to provide cybersecurity, e-discovery, managed review and information governance services to commercial and government organizations, and leading it is the lawyer who formerly served as director of information governance at the White House.

Models of Public Service Media

Media Law Prof Blog

Goodman, Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, has published Public Service Media Narratives in the Routledge Handbook of Media Law (Monroe E. The emergence of public service media Ellen P. Price & Stephaan Verhulst, eds., 2012). Here is the abstract.

Legal Services Company Epiq Acquires Legal Consulting Company Hyperion Global Partners

Media Law

In a move to expand the legal transformation services it offers law firms and legal departments, the global company Epiq has acquired Hyperion Global Partners , a major provider of business and technology services to the legal profession.

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Music Technology Policy

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The FCC and Online TV Services

Media Law Prof Blog

The National Journal on growing resistance to the FCC's plan to regulate online TV services

VidAngel Loses Bid to Have New Service Cleared by Court

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The filtering company is in a legal battle with several Hollywood studios. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

New CEO Named for Axiom Managed Services Spin-Off Factor

Media Law

Just last week, I reported here about the name change of Axiom Managed Services, one of two companies spun off last year from alternative legal services provider Axiom.

Deloitte Targets U.S. Legal Market with New Legal Business Services Practice

Media Law

Big Four professional services firm Deloitte said today it has launched a Legal Business Services practice in the U.S., Richard Levine , managing director, formerly president of corporate support services at Integreon and previously with Bloomberg Law and Thomson Reuters.

VidAngel Seeks Salvation for Filtering Service in Utah Federal Court

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The company sues affiliates of Disney, Warner Bros. and Fox. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Fox News Wins Appellate Showdown Against Service That Facilitates Sharing of TV Clips

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The 2nd Circuit rejects copyright fair use arguments made by the media monitoring service TVEyes. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Copyright Royalty Board Final Decision on Rates for Business Establishment Services

Broadcast Law Blog

In one of those year-end decisions that got lost in the holiday rush, in late November, the Copyright Royalty Board issued its final ruling on the rates to be paid to SoundExchange by “business establishment services” for the ephemeral copies of sound recordings when these music services transmit programming to their customers. Business establishment services are the companies that provide music to businesses to play in retail stores, restaurants and other commercial establishments.

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