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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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.

Music 57

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.

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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.

MPAA 51

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

Talent Agencies Beat Lawsuit Claiming Conspiracy in Scripted Television Market

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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.

Deal 18

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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.

ESPN 22

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.

Art 51

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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.

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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.

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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.

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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.

Fox News Host Eric Bolling Sues Journalist for $50M Over Lewd Photo Allegation

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Television Television THR OnlineYashar Ali is being sued over stories about sexual harassment via text message. read more. THR, Esq.

Watch out, Hulu. Meet the new Napster of television

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Tags: Copyright Litigation Television Web/Tech

Hulu 20

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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?

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.

Judge 13

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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.

FCC 11

NFL, DirecTV Defeat 'Sunday Ticket' Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Television Television THR OnlineThe battle over blacked-out games has ended. read more. THR, Esq.

Journalist Targeted by Fox News Anchor Threatens Sanctions If $50M Suit Isn't Dropped

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Television Television THR OnlineBolling is suing following his suspension from Fox News amid allegations of sexual harassment. read more. THR, Esq.

ACLU to Coal Baron Targeting John Oliver: "You Can't Sue People for Being Mean to You, Bob."

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Television Television THR OnlineThe civil rights group throws HBO some support in defense of a defamation lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq.

HBO 45

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.

Viacom Must Face Ex-BET Exec's Defamation and Discrimination Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Television Television THR Online BET ViacomZola Mashariki has convinced the court, for now, that the BET parent company acted as her employer. read more. THR, Esq.

'Walking Dead' Producer Sues for Trademark Infringement

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Television Television THR OnlineThe name 'Valhalla' is at the center of the dispute. 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.

Ex-BET Exec Defends Merits of Her Discrimination Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Television Television THR OnlineZola Mashariki says her medical leave and discrimination complaints are protected activities and she should not have been terminated. read more. THR, Esq.

Fox Business Host Suspended Amid Sexual Harassment Investigation

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Television Television THR OnlineCharles Payne hosts 'Making Money' on Fox Business Network. read more. THR, Esq.

Fox 33

Food Network Sued Over Snow Globe Cupcakes How-To Video

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

Olivia de Havilland Sues FX Over 'Feud' Portrayal

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Television Television THR OnlineThe actress, who turns 101 on July 1, is the only living person portrayed in the FX series. read more. THR, Esq.

FX 38

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

NBCUniversal Sues Company for Infringing on "NBCU" Trademark

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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.

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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.

Actor 48

'Walking Dead' Lawsuit Spills Obscene Emails and Tales of Greed Over TV's Billion-Dollar Hit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Television Television Business THR Online"F— you all for giving me chest pains because of the staggering f—ing incompetence," creator Frank Darabont wrote to his collaborators as his nasty legal fight reveals thousands of pages of confidential documents. read more. THR, Esq.

TV 51

Olivia de Havilland Wants to Take FX to Trial Before Her 102nd Birthday

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Television Television THR Online FeudThis feud could reach trial in the next four months. read more. THR, Esq.

FX 24

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

'Walking Dead' Producers Claim Massive AMC Profits Scam in New Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Business Television Business THR OnlineRobert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Glen Mazzara and David Alpert follow Frank Darabont in suing over the blockbuster zombie series, and potential damages could reach $1 billion. read more. THR, Esq.

'Game of Thrones' Star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Sues Ex-Manager for Fraud

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Television Television THR OnlineThe actor says he doesn't have to pay Jill Littman commissions from the HBO hit since he terminated their business relationship. read more. THR, Esq.

HBO 33

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