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.

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

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

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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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.

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

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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.

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'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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

Songwriter Claims BMI Isn't Accurately Tracking Use of Music on Television

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Music Television Music American Idol Jersey Shore So You Think You Can DanceEriq Gardner Deyon Davis says that the performance rights organization is a "bully" and is taking advantage of music publishers in the way it accounts for song royalties from TV networks. read more. THR, Esq.

Watch out, Hulu. Meet the new Napster of television

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Comcast Sues DirecTV Over 'Deceptive' Claims of 'Free' Televised NFL Games

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Television Television BusinessEriq Gardner Comcast says its satellite rival exploited the end of the NFL Lockout to conduct a broad advertising campaign that was false, misleading, and deceptive, as well as disparaging to its competitors. read more. THR, Esq.

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

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

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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.

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.

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Remember Children’s Television Compliance Obligations – The FCC Does Not Forget

Broadcast Law Blog

With the obligation of television stations to file the quarterly Children’s Television Reports on FCC Form 398 by Monday (as the usual January 10 date is on a weekend) and the simultaneous requirement to place into their online public file documentation of compliance with the commercial limits in Children’s programming , it is worth reminding stations of the seriousness with which the FCC continues to view its children’s television rules.

Booze, Sex and Legal Drama: How the 'Bachelor' Scandal Could Reshape Reality TV

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Television Television THR Weekly Magazine Bachelor In ParadiseAn allegation of sexual misconduct could put producers on notice that they're responsible for contestant behavior on set, "even if it might make for great TV." read more. THR, Esq.

Food Network Sued Over Snow Globe Cupcakes How-To Video

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Television Television THR Online Food NetworkLists of ingredients aren't protected by copyright, but recipe how-to videos might be. read more. THR, Esq.

'Walking Dead' Producer Sues for Trademark Infringement

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Television Television THR OnlineThe name 'Valhalla' is at the center of the dispute. read more. THR, Esq.

'America's Got Talent' Producer Sued by Contestant for "Traumatizing" Her Daughter

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Television Television THR Online America's Got TalentJane Doe claims her daughter received "abusive treatment." 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.

Alan Thicke's Sons Claim His Wife Threatened Them With Bad Press to Get More of His Estate

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Television Television THR Online Alan ThickeThe actor's sons say they have no choice but to protect their father's legacy from the "avarice and overreaching" of his thid wife. read more. THR, Esq.

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Bill Cosby Mistrial: Hollywood Reporter Legal Experts Debate How It Happened and What's Next

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Television Television THR Online"Are either of you surprised?

NBCUniversal Sues Company for Infringing on "NBCU" Trademark

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Television Television THR OnlineNo, the company isn't suing itself. read more. THR, Esq.

'Timeless' Lawsuit Quietly Disappears

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Television Television Business THR Online NBC TimelessA Spanish producer had claimed the series was a copycat. read more. THR, Esq.

Shari Redstone Can't Dodge Damages in Spying Lawsuit From Sumner's Ex

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Television Television THR OnlineSydney Holland appeared in court for the first time. read more. THR, Esq.

Artist Behind 'Breaking Bad's' Los Pollos Hermanos Sues Sony

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Television Television THR Online Breaking BadGus Fring would not be pleased. read more. THR, Esq.

How Roger Ailes' Death Could Complicate Legal Claims Over His Fox News Tenure

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Television Television THR Online Fox News Channel Roger AilesThe internal investigation should be clear-cut, but lawsuits raise complex questions about hearsay. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq.

Reporters Who Live-Tweet the Bill Cosby Trial Could Face Jailing

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Television Television Culture THR OnlineJury selection in the entertainer's sexual assault trial begins on Monday. read more. THR, Esq.

New Fox News Lawsuit Claims Host Was Taken Off Air Over Endometriosis Story

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Television Television THR OnlineGretchen Carlson's lawyer is representing another woman who's suing Fox News. read more. THR, Esq.

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Univision, Charter Agree on Programming Ceasefire Through June

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Television Television THR OnlineUnivision stations will air on Charter's Spectrum cable service for the next several months while the legal battle proceeds. read more. THR, Esq.

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Television Writer/Producer Dies In Hawaii

Media Law Prof Blog

The AP and the Hollywood Reporter report that Aron Abrams, who has been associated with such shows as King of the Hill, Everybody Hates Chris, Grounded for Life, and 3d Rock from the Sun, has been found dead in his

Fox May Be Subject of Government Investigation Over Ailes Sexual Harassment Claims

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Television Television THR OnlineAn attorney for a former Fox host says he received a subpoena from federal prosecutors in the midst of a sexual harassment lawsuit against Ailes. read more. THR, Esq.

AMC's Talent Deals Will Remain Secret in 'Walking Dead' Profits Fight

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Television Television THR OnlineProfits from other AMC series will also be kept confidential. read more. THR, Esq.

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Can 'America's Got Talent' Host Nick Cannon Avoid an NBC Legal Fight?

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Live Feed Television Television THR Online Nick Cannon America's Got Talent"They probably never thought he would go public and resign," says attorney Richard Marks. "I I don’t think that they wanted to fire him." read more. THR, Esq.

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Bill Cosby Deposition Reveals He Gave Women Quaaludes

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Television Television Culture THR OnlineBombshell court documents revealed from an old sexual abuse case against the comedian. read more. THR, Esq.

Gabrielle Union Sues BET Over 'Being Mary Jane'

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Television Television THR Online BET Gabrielle UnionThe actress claims the network is combining seasons four and five to lower her pay and extend her contract. read more. THR, Esq.

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