Fox Television Can't Escape 'Empire' Prison Lawsuit

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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.

Will Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Gut Television Broadcasting As We Know It?

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Business Television Politics Business THR OnlineWhat Trump's nominee said last year during a hearing could send shivers down the spines of broadcasters and other copyright holders. read more. THR, Esq.

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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

"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.

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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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.

Sony Television Prepares for Legal Battle Over 'Shark Tank' Tour

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Did Sony Pictures Television tortiously interfere with a live tour of business personalities? The Business Sony Pictures Television THR Online THR, Esq. Shark Tank Television Business Or did a Florida lawyer infringe on the show''s intellectual property? read more.

Garon on Television's Early Transformation from Medium to Genre

Media Law Prof Blog

Jon Garon, Shepard Broad 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).

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.

Talent Agencies Beat Lawsuit Claiming Conspiracy in Scripted Television Market

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The Business Television Business THR OnlineThe judge won't let a boutique firm move forward with a complaint that objected to packaging deals. 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.

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).

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.

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).

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.

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

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

Watch out, Hulu. Meet the new Napster of television

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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.

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

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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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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

The Future for Television or Google Wants to Burn Your Remote: 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

September Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – Annual Regulatory Fees; Nationwide EAS Test; Comment Dates on FM Translator Interference, Audio Competition, Children’s Television Requirements, and Reimbursement for LPTV and FM Repacking Costs; and More

Broadcast Law Blog

While September is one of those months with neither EEO reports nor Quarterly Issues Programs or Children’s Television Reports, that does not mean that there are no regulatory matters of importance to broadcasters. The potential for changes in the Children’s Television rules , particularly the rules mandating three hours of weekly educational and informational programming directed to children on each programming stream broadcast by a TV station, are being reviewed by the FCC.