Fox Television Can't Escape 'Empire' Prison Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Business Television Business THR OnlineA judge decides that Fox must face a claim for inducing prison officials to breach their duties towards incarcerated children. read more. THR, Esq.

Television Academy Sues to Block Sale of Whitney Houston's Emmy

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Television Television THR Online Whitney HoustonThe statuette is a loan, not a gift, according to the lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq.

Hollywood Studios Beat Lawsuit Over Non-Captioning of Song Lyrics in Movies and Television

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The Business Movies Television Music Business THR OnlineThe putative class action came on behalf of those with hearing disabilities alleging misrepresentations and violations of civil rights. read more. THR, Esq.

"KABABAYAN LA" TELEVISION APPEARANCE

Entertainment Litigation Blog

PROMOTING THE 2009 PHILIPPINE BAR ASSOCIATION DINNER Here's the video of my appearance on the "Kababayan LA" television show on KCSI-TV 18 in Los Angeles hosted by the lovely, Jannelle So.

The REAL business of television. Don’t lose sight of what the product is.

Gordon P. Firemark

The other night, I was reading my Twitter feed, when I encountered this: I wish the business of television was less about “packaging & selling” a show and more about making a series you were passionate about. Television is a business. The REAL business of television.

Why you need an entertainment attorney to help negotiate your television acting deals.

Gordon P. Firemark

Why you need an entertainment attorney to help negotiate your television acting deals. Not long ago, I was contacted by the manager for an actor who appears on a major network television program that's just been picked up for its second season. Typically, the employment of actors for a television series is done on an exclusive basis (meaning that the actor can't appear on other programs during the life of the contract). Entertainment Law Television

ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA: DELAYED TELEVISION COVERAGE OF OLYMPICS

Entertainment Litigation Blog

So those of us who live in the "tape delayed" part of NBC's coverage map have a choice: (a) cease using communication devices and social media to avoid learning of results; or (b) watching the television coverage in spite of knowing the result. Satellite and cable television provide us with dozens of channels providing 24 hour live coverage of sports and news events. Tags: News Other Media Television

How to effectively outsource Business and Legal Affairs work in the Film, Television, Theatre and Media Industries

Gordon P. Firemark

Introduction. This past year, I’ve been very fortunate to be asked by a few small- and mid-sized entertainment businesses to handle some or all of their Business Affairs and Legal Affairs work; Work that traditionally would be handled by in-house counsel, but is noow being outsourced to me.

Fox Television Beats Man's Lawsuit Over 'Burn Notice' Character

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Television Fox Television Studios USA Network The plaintiff alleged that certain experiences of the Michael Westen character in the spy drama were "very much like" those in his own life. read more. Burn Notice THR, Esq.

Garon on Television's Early Transformation from Medium To Genre

Media Law Prof Blog

Jon Garon, Nova College of Law, is publishing Hidden Hands that Shaped the Marketplace of Ideas: Television's Early Transformation from Medium to Genre in volume 19 of the University of Denver Sports and Entertainment Law Journal (2016).

Does the Future of Television Belong to the Device or the App?

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The Business Television Tech Business THR OnlineThis week, the FCC hears reaction to a controversial proposal. The MPAA says it violates the U.S. Constitution. The WGA is in favor. read more. THR, Esq.

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Talent Agencies Blamed in Lawsuit for Lack of Diversity in Television

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The Business Television Business THR OnlineAccording to Charles Lenhoff, minorities are being stifled because they are not the "marquee" element driving packages sold to studios. read more. THR, Esq.

Television Product Placement in Two Countries

Media Law Prof Blog

Amy Rungpaka Hackley, Queen Mary, University of London, and Chris Hackley, University of London, Royal Holloway College, have published Television Product Placement Strategy in Thailand and the UK, in volume 3 of the Asian Journal of Business Research (2013).

Appeals Court Won't Toss Public Television's Corporate Advertising Ban

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The 9th Circuit says the government was justified in attempting to preserve public television from commercial pressures. Television Business read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq.

NFL Claims Blackout Policy Ensures More Games are Televised

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Television NFL Business The football league tells the FCC that eliminating blackouts will also make the game less TV-friendly and that the regulatory agency doesn''t actually have authority to change the rules. read more. The Business Sports THR Online THR, Esq.

Fox News Looks to Save Roger Ailes From Testifying in Reality Television Lawsuit

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The Business Television Business THR OnlineThe Fox News chief finds himself in the middle of a dispute over a show that was allegedly canceled upon the revelation that one of its main gay castmembers didn't have a legal relationship with supposedly adopted children. read more. THR, Esq.

A&E Television Sued Over 'Duck Dynasty' Camo Clothing (Exclusive)

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Television Business Si Robertson''s favorite color has set off a trademark lawsuit. read more. The Business Duck Dynasty THR Online THR, Esq.

ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA: DELAYED TELEVISION COVERAGE OF OLYMPICS

Entertainment Litigation Blog

So those of us who live in the "tape delayed" part of NBC's coverage map have a choice: (a) cease using communication devices and social media to avoid learning of results; or (b) watching the television coverage in spite of knowing the result. TelevisionHOW VIEWERS ARE IMPACTED BY "TAPE DELAYED" COVERAGE OF 2010 VANCOUVER OLYMPICS As a sports fan in California, "watching" the 2010 Olympics has been a frustrating experience. NBC has provided the west coast with little live coverage.

Hollywood Docket: 'Gronking to Remember' Ruling; ABC Escapes Death on Television Lawsuit

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The Business Television Business THR OnlineSome developments in entertainment and media law news including the latest concerning the importation of infringing digital files. read more. THR, Esq.

NFL Star's Televised Joke Becomes Heated Trademark Dispute

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Television Television Jay-Z Kanye West SportsEriq Gardner Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs' failure to game-plan an odd TV moment that soon became an Internet meme has got his lawyers scrambling. read more. THR, Esq.

'Reba' Showrunner Sues 20th Television for Profits (Exclusive)

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Television Television Reba McEntireMatthew Belloni Allison Gibson, who departed the Reba McEntire sitcom after its first season, claims she was been fraudulently denied her share of revenue from the show. This is her second time suing. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq.

The Children's Television Act

Media Law Prof Blog

Conley, Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law, has published The Children’s Television Act: Reasons & Practice (forthcoming in Syracuse Law Review). Scott R. Here is the abstract. An average child will have watched between 10,000 and 15,000 hours of

Panel: Cost Containment a Must Amid 'Golden Age of Television'

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Television THR, Esq. Television Business CAAIt’s “so much opportunity” for some – and paycuts for others. read more. The Business Warner Bros.

Judge Rules MLB's Antitrust Exemption Doesn't Apply to Television Broadcast Rights

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Television Business In a fight over how game telecasts are distributed, a judge won''t yet let MLB, NHL, Comcast and DirecTV defeat some fans challenging the system. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq.

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission: Broadband Service a Basic Service

Media Law Prof Blog

Jean-Pierre Blais, head of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), announced today that access to a minimum level of fixed broadband and mobile speed is a basic service for all Canadians.

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Will Charlie Sheen v. Warner Bros. Court Hearing Be Televised?

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Judge to decide whether to allow television cameras in 'Two and a Half Men' dispute. Television Televisionread more. THR, Esq.

October Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – Quarterly Issues Programs and Children’s Television Reports, EEO Obligations, Repacking Reports and More

Broadcast Law Blog

TV stations have the additional quarterly obligation of filing with the FCC by October 10 their Quarterly Children’s Television Reports, Form 398. Late-filed Children’s Television Reports, too, were the source of many fines for TV broadcasters in the last renewal cycle (see, for instance, our articles here and here ), so don’t forget this obligation and don’t be late in making the required filings.

Why Televised Poker Is in Danger of Folding

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Television TelevisionEriq Gardner Amid a huge Justice Department crackdown on online poker sites -- the biggest sponsors of poker shows -- channels including Fox and ESPN are yanking completed shows from their schedules ahead of their premieres. read more. THR, Esq.

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Aereo Investors Lose a $95.6 Million Bet on Future of Television

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Television Business According to bankruptcy papers, Aereo has just $4.6 million in cash left read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq.

Television Content Regulation In India

Media Law Prof Blog

Arpan Banerjee has published Television Content Regulation in India: Are News Channels Crying Wolf? at 21 Entertainment Law Review (no. 58) (2010). Here is the abstract. Comments on the Indian Broadcasting Services Regulation Bill 2007 and the News Broadcasting Standards

A&E Television Can't Escape Gang Whistleblower's Privacy Lawsuit

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Television An appeals court rules that a man whose identity wasn''t concealed on a documentary series has a reasonable probability of prevailing against the cable network. read more. THR, Esq.

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More Big FCC Fines for Children's Television Violations

Broadcast Law Blog

Fines of $20,000 for violations of the obligations to prepare and file Children’s Television Reports have been flowing out from the FCC as it works its way through license renewal applications filed by television stations over the last year. In the last two weeks, the fines have continued, with a few targeting full power television stations, and many others hitting Class A stations.

Watch out, Hulu. Meet the new Napster of television

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Tags: Copyright Litigation Television Web/Tech

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FCC Asks for Formal Comments on Next-Generation of Television, and Approves Greater Use of FM Translators By AM Stations

Broadcast Law Blog

First, it approved a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking looking to adopt a transition plan for television broadcasters to move to the new ATSC 3.0 AM Radio Digital Television FM Translators and LPFM Television ATSC 3.0 At its meeting yesterday, the FCC took two big actions affecting broadcasters. standard.

Meet the Baseball Fans Suing to Change the Business of Televising Games

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The Business Television Tech Business Comcast DirecTV Major League BaseballEriq Gardner A new antitrust lawsuit alleges that the deals between Major League Baseball and cable and satellite TV companies need to be reviewed as a violation of antitrust law. read more. THR, Esq.

Conservative Investors Sue Tea Party Television Network Founder For $19 Million

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The founder responds by challenging plaintiffs to a televised "lie detector challenge." Television Television PoliticsEriq Gardner A Tea Party group has erupted into dissension with financial backers of a new TV network claiming a "sham." read more. THR, Esq.

The Future for Television: More Google Union-Busting

Music Technology Policy

The American Federation of Musicians, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, the Directors Guild of America, the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees and the Screen Actors Guild. (Net So speaking of thugs, why would Google have its henchmen start a union busting campaign in the entertainment industry, particularly the television business? Google Backed Netcoalition’s Anti-Union Dirty Tricks Campaign.

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New Television Station Allocated for Southern Delaware

Broadcast Law Blog

Contrary to recent rumors, the FCC is not out of the television broadcasting business just yet. In a decision released on Wednesday, the FCC has decided to allocate a new low VHF Television station to the state of Delaware. Kaufman, and over the objections of a few incumbent television stations, the Commission has decided that the community of Seaford, Delaware, in the southern part of the state, needs a new TV station on Channel 5.

Eliminating the UHF Discount and Limiting the National Ownership Reach of Television Groups Without Reviewing the Media Marketplace

Broadcast Law Blog

Under this discount, a TV broadcaster, in determining its compliance with the national ownership limit prohibiting any owner from having attributable interests in stations serving more than 39% of the nationwide television audience , would include in its count only one-half of the audience of any market served by a UHF station. Digital Television Multiple Ownership Rules Television national ownership cap on television quadrennial review of FCC ownership rules UHF discount

Viewpoint Diversity In Locally Owned Television News

Media Law Prof Blog

Wilbur, Duke University, Department of Marketing, have published Local Media Ownership and Viewpoint Diversity in Local Television News. Adam D. Rennhoff, Middle Tennessee State University, and Kenneth C. Here is the abstract. Regulators have long sought to protect viewpoint diversity