"Hollywood on Strike" Book Available on Amazon!

Digital Media Law

Check out my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” My book is finally available on Amazon: Coming soon - "Look Inside the Book" and a Kindle edition. _. available at https://www.createspace.com/3344392 (use limited-time code JL886NCV for 20% off) and on Amazon. Subscribe to my blog ( jhandel.com ) for more about entertainment law and digital media law. Check out my residuals chart there too. Go to the blog itself to subscribe via RSS or email.

"World's Most Interesting Man" Strikes Back at Talent Agency

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Accused of owing commissions, Jonathan Goldsmith says Gold Levin Talent "jeopardized his future as the spokesman for Dos Equis beer." read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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Spotify Strikes Out Again

Music Technology Policy

Spotify’s papers in their Motion to Strike contain this chunk which kind of jumped out at me: Plaintiff may seek to rely on a recent decision by another judge of this Court granting class certification in a copyright case. MTP readers will remember that David Lowery sued Spotify for failing to license, account and pay mechanical royalties for David’s songs as well as those of a potential class.

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"Hollywood on Strike" Update

Digital Media Law

Check out my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” In a strange twist, the book is now available on Kindle - but only on Amazon UK! The vagaries of Amazon. Americans can't buy from the UK store, so don't rush over across the virtual pond. But it should be available soon in Kindle in the U.S., and also on Google books (compatible with Nook, apparently). And, of course, the paperback is available on Amazon U.S. and Createspace (see below).

Fox Strikes Back at Netflix's Attempt to Void Fixed-Term Employment Deals

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The content giant demands that a judge halt Netflix's counterclaims. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Now on Sale - "Hollywood on Strike!" (limited-time 20% discount)

Digital Media Law

The book tells the story of the 2007-2009 Hollywood labor unrest - the Writers Guild strike and Screen Actors Guild stalemate. Check out my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” My new book is finally out and is available now at https://www.createspace.com/3344392 (paperback $27.95)! >>> >>> For a limited time, use code JL886NCV on Createspace for 20% off. And, unlike Amazon, Createspace charges no tax for Calif. orders.

Universal Nods to "Strike Contingency Planning" in Getting TV Execs Out of Depositions

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Randi Richmond and Mark Binke get rain checks in an insurance dispute centered around whether rocket fire in Israel is "war" or "terrorism." read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Reminder - "Hollywood on Strike!" Book Party Tomoroow (Sat)

Digital Media Law

Check out my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” A reminder - I'm having a book party/signing on Saturday (tomorrow), from 1:00-3:00, at the Showbiz Store & Cafe, 500 S. Sepulveda Blvd, LA 90049 (one or two miles north of Wilshire, along the 405). Food and beverages will be available for purchase, and one lucky attendee will win a copy of Final Draft AV, courtesy of Final Draft, Inc. Free RSVP requested at [link]. _. available on Amazon (also in a Kindle edition).

IMDb Strikes Back at 'Selfish' Actress Suing Over Age Disclosure (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner In a motion to dismiss, the company says the actress is attempting to perpetuate a fraud and seeks to unmask the anonymous woman. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Movies Movies IMDB

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Business The Godfather

Paramount Strikes Back at Melrose 2 Finance Partner (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Melrose 2, a financing entity that backed 29 films, is claiming massive fraud. The dispute is now the center of bicoastal litigation. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business Paramount Pictures Mission: Impossible 3 Transformers

Hollywood on Strike! Now on Kindle

Digital Media Law

My book Hollywood on Strike! Check out my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” is now available on Kindle ([link] as well as paperback ([link] (those are links to Amazon). _. available at https://www.createspace.com/3344392 (use limited-time code JL886NCV for 20% off) and on Amazon (also in a Kindle edition). Subscribe to my blog ( jhandel.com ) for more about entertainment law and digital media law. Check out my residuals chart there too.

ABA Ethics Panel Strikes Sensible Balance on Online Marketing

Media Law

Karen quotes me in the article, saying: Massachusetts lawyer Robert Ambrogi said that the proposals strike a “sensible balance&# between the need to regulate lawyer advertising and lawyers’ ability to use technology to educate consumers. As I said to Karen Sloan, I believe that the proposed rules strike a sensible balance between regulating lawyer advertising and promoting the use of technology to educate consumers about law and legal services.

Special Podcast Episode: Jonathan Handel and “Hollywood on Strike”

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Special Podcast Episode: Jonathan Handel and “Hollywood on Strike&# is a post from: The Law Offices of Gordon P. Call us with your feedback: (310) 243-6231. In this SPECIAL Episode: Jonathan Handel talks about the 2007-2009 Hollywood labor strife and his new book on the subject.

U.S. Government's Anti-Piracy 'Six Strike' Conversations Remain Secret

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A judge rejects a researcher's full demand for all communications, documents and notes between the Office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator and the entertainment industry. read more. The Business THR, Esq. Business

Strike: The Writers Guild, SAG, the Studios, and the Labor Disputes of 2007-2009

Media Law Prof Blog

Jonathan Handel, TroyGould & the Hollywood Reporter, has published Hollywood on Strike! The Writers Guild went on strike in 2007. Excerpts), Los Angeles, Hollywood Analytics (2011). Here is the abstract. The big issue: fees for programs released on new media

Unions Threaten BBC With Strikes As Diamond Jubilee Coverage Approaches

Media Law Prof Blog

The BBC may be facing a strike called by three unions right at the time it plans to broadcast a number of events celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. The unions want to call attention to what they consider offers

Olivia de Havilland Gets Judge's Green Light in 'Feud' Lawsuit Against FX

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A judge denies the network's bid to strike on First Amendment grounds. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Hollywood Docket Top 5: Bergstein creditors strike back; Google fingers Bob Tur; 'Jersey Shore' injunction denied

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Today in David Bergstein news: Creditors of the embattled film exec say in a court filing that the appointment of a trustee to control his businesses is "needed now more than ever." [THR] THR] Many are eagerly awaiting a TV comedy.

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Taylor Swift Settles "Lucky 13" Lawsuit, Avoiding Trial

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The singer strikes a deal to end the trademark dispute right as she was scheduled to submit to a deposition. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Business THR Online

Transportation strike could paralyze Hollywood

Digital Media Law

This time, the Hollywood Teamsters may strike - and that could immediately halt television and film production. Tags: Teamsters strike Believe it or not, Hollywood may be headed for another work stoppage in just two weeks. In 2007-2008, the Writers Guild struck, shuttering television and film production. In 2008-2009, a Screen Actors Guild stalemate lingered for almost a year, shutting down primarily film production.

The Legality of Selling "Used" Digital Songs and Movies Headed to Appeals Court

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

ReDigi strikes a deal to avoid facing Capitol Records at trial next week, but now, it gets really interesting. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Tech Business THR Online

SAG Strike Authorization Ballots

Digital Media Law

The Screen Actors Guild just announced that strike authorization ballots will be mailed Friday, January 2 and will be due back and tabulated three weeks later, Friday, January 23. Tags: SAG AMPTP Labor Unions strike The AMPTP issued a statement denouncing the move, and urging that actors study the studio offer on the table carefully. I’ve posted a summary of the offer and an analysis of the disagreement between the two sides.

Teamsters Ratify Contract; Strike Averted

Digital Media Law

to ratify, ending the possibility of a strike that could have shuttered much film and television production. Tags: Teamsters strike Labor Unions In a surprising development, Hollywood Teamsters leaders at a standing room only membership meeting this morning asked the membership to ratify a 2 year contract proposed by the studios. The membership then voted 97.3% to 2.7%

A History of 'Star Wars' Legal Wars: 'Battlestar Galactica,' 'Star Trek' and Ronald Reagan

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

military's anti-ballistic missile system to a pornographic anime, the Empire has a history of striking back. From the nickname for the U.S. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Israel facing major West Bank uprising over Palestinian hunger strike - Telegraph

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Israel facing major West Bank uprising over Palestinian hunger strike - Telegraph

Charter Preparing to Claim Fox News Breached Carriage Deal

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The cable operator is striking back in a lawsuit filed after the Time Warner Cable merger. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Ari’s Take On The Strike

DealFatigue

Found this interesting reading re Ari Emanuel @ Endeavor’s take on the Writers’ Strike. Agents Guilds Writers ari emmanuel entertainment law strike wga wga strike wme agency writers guild Nikki Finke doesn’t agree.

Ari’s Take On The Strike

DealFatigue

Found this interesting reading re Ari Emanuel @ Endeavor’s take on the Writers’ Strike. Agents Guilds Writers ari emmanuel entertainment law strike wga wga strike wme agency writers guildNikki Finke doesn’t agree.

Ari’s Take On The Strike

DealFatigue

Found this interesting reading re Ari Emanuel @ Endeavor’s take on the Writers’ Strike. Tags: ari emmanuel Writers Guilds Agents endeavor agency WGA Strike entertainment law writers guild wga strike Nikki Finke doesn’t agree.

Will SAG Strike? – Conference Call

Digital Media Law

There’ve been a lot of developments at SAG in the last few days: town hall meetings filled with members, many of whom in LA were pro-strike and in NY anti-strike; an anti-strike letter from A-list stars; an anti-strike op-ed in the LA Times; and more. Tags: SAG Labor Unions strike

Potential Breakthrough In Writers Guild Strike

DealFatigue

The Directors Guild closed their deal over these issues last month but many striking writers (and SAG members) criticized that deal for not going far enough on streaming.

Potential Breakthrough In Writers Guild Strike

DealFatigue

The Directors Guild closed their deal over these issues last month but many striking writers (and SAG members) criticized that deal for not going far enough on streaming.

Potential Breakthrough In Writers Guild Strike

DealFatigue

The Directors Guild closed their deal over these issues last month but many striking writers (and SAG members) criticized that deal for not going far enough on streaming.

Supreme Court Strikes Down California Law Banning Violent Video Games To Minors

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner In 7-2 decision, Supreme Court justices say law protecting minors from violent video games isn't compelling enough to abridge free speech. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business

Harvard Crimson supports 3 strikes for students: Berkman dealt aces and 8s by campus paper

Music Technology Policy

This approach strikes the right balance between targeting individuals—who, in the end, are ultimately responsible for their online behavior—and universities, who provide the network resources that can be used to facilitate copyright violations.” [Editor Charlie sez: This post first ran in December 2010]. You gotta know when to hold ‘em and know when to fold ‘em. The poker capital of Cambridge, Mass.

Writers Want (And Should Take) More Time To Call Strike

DealFatigue

Glad to hear there’s probably a delay ( though I’m still predicting that they will close a deal without a strike ). Guilds Negotiations Writers entertainment law strike wga wga strike writers guild Writers wanting more time? What a surprise.

Writers Want (And Should Take) More Time To Call Strike

DealFatigue

Glad to hear there’s probably a delay ( though I’m still predicting that they will close a deal without a strike ). Guilds Negotiations Writers entertainment law strike wga wga strike writers guildWriters wanting more time? What a surprise.

Writers Want (And Should Take) More Time To Call Strike

DealFatigue

Glad to hear there’s probably a delay ( though I’m still predicting that they will close a deal without a strike ). Tags: Writers Negotiations Guilds WGA Strike entertainment law writers guild wga strike Writers wanting more time? What a surprise.

SAG Strike Authorization Ballots Delayed

Digital Media Law

The Screen Actors Guild has delayed sending out the strike authorization ballots until January 14 at the earliest, representing an approximately two-week delay from the originally scheduled mailing date of January 2. The letter also stated that the delay would give SAG extra time to conduct more member education and outreach aimed at increasing support for the strike authorization. Tags: SAG Membership First Unite for Strength Labor Unions strike