How to get investors for your theatrical production (tele-class)

Gordon P. Firemark

How to get investors for your theatrical production (tele-class). Finding investors and donors for theatrical productions is a challenging task. How to get investors for your theatrical production (tele-class) is a post from: The Law Offices of Gordon P.

The Importance Of A US Theatrical Release

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The best way to maximize foreign sales - and increase the likelihood of covering a picture’s budget - is with a US theatrical release. Higher movie revenues in foreign territories are generated by the consumer’s preference for titles released theatrically in the US.

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The merging of Book, Lyrics and Music in theatrical collaborations: A complex and frequently mishandled issue.

Gordon P. Firemark

An important, and frequently mishandled point in theatrical collaboration agreements is the clause declaring when, precisely, “ merger &# of the collaborators’ respective contributions to the play or musical occurs.

SAG TV/Theatrical Contract Ratified Overwhelmingly, 78%-22%

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In a stunning defeat for the hardline Membership First faction, SAG's TV/theatrical contract passed overwhelmingly, by a 78%-22% margin (almost 4 to 1), those numbers according to the guild. Variety first reported the story, prior to the guild's announcement, with a 1% difference in the numbers. Significantly, even in the faction's stronghold, the Hollywood division, the vote was an enormous 71% to 29% in favor, or almost 3 to 1.

Subsidiary Rights Clauses in Theatrical Production Contracts. What’s the big deal?

Gordon P. Firemark

One of the most heatedly negotiated provisions in theatrical production licenses these days is the Subsidiary Rights Clause. In this post, I’ll briefly explain what subsidiary rights are, and why they’re such a big issue for producers and authors alike.

SAG TV/Theatrical Ballots Later Than Expected; SAG Litigation Continues; and More

Digital Media Law

The ballots for SAG’s recently approved TV/theatrical contract won’t be going out until mid to late May, a source tells me, several weeks later than the early May target that the Guild stated as recently as a week or so ago. BTW, a copy of the proposed TV/theatrical agreement is available here. In contrast, the TV/theatrical contract will probably pass with a yes vote in the 60%-75% range, roughly in the neighborhood of the AFTRA deal, which achieved 62%.

Netflix Insists On Right to Jump Theatrical Release for Relativity's Films

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The streaming giant has initiated an arbitration proceeding — and argues a bankruptcy judge can't stop it from streaming "Masterminds" and "The Disappointments Room." read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Broken Windows

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Producers of any new film hope to see it distributed in a number of distribution windows starting with an exclusive theatrical release and continuing through to wide release on multiple distribution platforms typically over the course of 12-18 months.

Broken Windows

DealFatigue

Producers of any new film hope to see it distributed in a number of distribution windows starting with an exclusive theatrical release and continuing through to wide release on multiple distribution platforms typically over the course of 12-18 months.

Broken Windows

DealFatigue

Producers of any new film hope to see it distributed in a number of distribution windows starting with an exclusive theatrical release and continuing through to wide release on multiple distribution platforms typically over the course of 12-18 months.

Aaron Sorkin's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' May Be Headed to Trial in June

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Plus, Scott Rudin is given two weeks to film his theatrical production for use at the potential trial. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Culture Business THR Online Aaron Sorkin Scott Rudin Broadway Theater

Ken Davenport visits LA: Producers Perspective Social January 29th.

Gordon P. Firemark

Theatre law Broadway theatre Ken Davenport New York Theatre Theatrical producerOne of the blogs I read religiously is Broadway Producer Ken Davenport ‘s “Producer’s Perspective&#. Ken’s insights and predictions about the business (and art) of theatre are always interesting and thought-provoking. Ken is coming to L.A. later this month, and he’s holding a social meetup on Saturday January 29th, at the Pig N’ Whistle 6714 Hollywood Blvd.

Box Office

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The budget for the picture was $37 million and as of this writing, has already grossed over $57 million during its theatrical release.

Box Office

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The budget for the picture was $37 million and as of this writing, has already grossed over $57 million during its theatrical release.

Box Office

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The budget for the picture was $37 million and as of this writing, has already grossed over $57 million during its theatrical release.

SAG, Studios Reach Agreement on Basic Cable and Animation

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The deals are similar to the TV/theatrical agreement reached last week. Details: The Hollywood Reporter

Harper Lee Estate Sues Over Aaron Sorkin Adaptation of 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The lawsuit alleges that the theatrical production from Scott Rudin alters characters, setting and the legal proceeding at the heart of the book. read more. THR, Esq. Business Culture USA Business THR Online Aaron Sorkin Jeff Daniels Scott Rudin Books Broadway Theater

Judge Rules AMC Must Face Antitrust Lawsuit For Depriving Spanish-Only Filmgoers

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A Texas judge rejects the theatrical giant's dismissal bid. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Regal Settles Monopoly Suit Led by Mark Cuban's Landmark Theatres

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

According to the plaintiff, the theatrical giant has agreed to back down from clearances in the nation's capital. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

AMC Theaters Blamed for Depriving Spanish-Only Moviegoers of 'Star Wars'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Theatrical giants face antitrust lawsuits — and litigants attempt to use the power of the force. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Blake Shelton Slams Tabloid's "Appalling" Evidence of Alcoholism

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Besides giving a declaration that he's never too drunk to perform on "The Voice," the singer argues his tweets are "theatrical." read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Culture Business THR Online

Relativity Says Netflix Is Putting Successful Reorganization at Risk With Streaming Threat

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A judge is asked to stop the streaming giant from jumping the theatrical release of "Masterminds" and "The Disappointments Room" read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Appeals Court Rules 'Point Break' Parody Is Entitled to Copyright Protection

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The case concerns a producer fighting with a playwright over a theatrical adaptation to the 1991 film starring Keanu Reeves. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Business THR Online

Music Rights and Licensing in Theatre (Free Webinar)

Gordon P. Firemark

I’ll explore the various ways in which music is used in theatrical entertainment, from traditional- and jukebox musicals, to incidental, scene-change music, to concert and cabaret performance.

Playwright of 'Point Break' Parody Wins $250K Trial Verdict

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Jamie Keeling proves her version of making fun of the 1991 film belongs to her -- and another theatrical production company can't copy it. read more. Movies THR, Esq

'Hangover II' Tattoo Lawsuit: Warner Bros. Will Alter DVDs If Case Doesn't Settle Soon (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Matthew Belloni A Missouri judge has set a February trial date but the studio says it will digitally change the mark on Ed Helms' face after the film's theatrical run.

‘Age of the Hobbits’ Set for Cambodian Release Under New Title

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The Cambodian-made mockbuster will get a theatrical release in Cambodia as “The History of Mankind.” read more. The Business The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Movies Warner Bros. THR, Esq. New Line Cinema Heat Vision MGM Business

Why most “work made for hire” agreements in theatre don’t work.

Gordon P. Firemark

The trouble is, theatrical works aren't listed. As always, whether you're a producer, playwright, composer or lyricist, it's wise to consult an experienced theatrical attorney before proceeding with any business deal.

How Musicals Get Financed – summer workshop

Gordon P. Firemark

In this hands-on workshop, Theatrical Attorney/Producer Gordon Firemark will walk participants through the process of financing plays and musicals. This summer, I’m going to be leading an ANMT Musical Theatre Bootcamp workshop for aspiring producers. Thinking about producing yourself?

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How Musical Theater projects get financed

Gordon P. Firemark

Theatrical Attorney/Producer Gordon Firemark will walk participants through the process of financing plays and musicals. Starting next Tuesday, I’ll be leading a theater financing workshop at the Academy For New Musical Theater.

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How Musical Theater projects get financed

Gordon P. Firemark

Theatrical Attorney/Producer Gordon Firemark will walk participants through the process of financing plays and musicals. Starting next Tuesday, I’ll be leading a theater financing workshop at the Academy For New Musical Theater.

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Entertainment Industry Insights Podcast: Ken Davenport

Gordon P. Firemark

He also runs a number of theatrical websites including DidHeLikeIt.com and YourBroadwayGenius.com. He also runs a number of theatrical websites including DidHeLikeIt.com and YourBroadwayGenius.com. Entertainment Industry Insights Podcast. Episode 3: Ken Davenport.

WGA Fights Over Movie Rights to 'Hogan's Heroes'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner A federal judge denies Bing Crosby Productions' attempts to halt an arbitration initiated by the WGA to allow the show's original writers to exploit theatrical motion picture rights to the popular 1960s show.

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SAG Moderates File Document to Fire National Executive Director

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McGuire is appointed as Chief Negotiator of all SAG contracts; the TV/Theatrical Contract Negotiating Committee is replaced by a Taskforce which will complete negotiations on behalf of the Board of Directors. The leaner TV/Theatrical Taskforce will work alongside Mr. McGuire as the "eyes and ears of the board," providing input and support as contract negotiations are concluded. The civil war at the Screen Actors Guild has gone nuclear.

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SAG - Hardliners Successful

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Guild National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator Doug Allen and the National Television and Theatrical Contract Negotiating Committee remain committed to advancing the cause of actors and our crucial contract negotiations.” No mailing date has been set for the previously approved TV/Theatrical strike authorization referendum.

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Introducing Theatre Producer Academy

Gordon P. Firemark

So, if you or someone you know is interested in producing theatrical entertainment, don’t wait to visit TheatreProducerAcademy.com. I’m really pleased to announce the launch of a new project I’ve been working on for the past few months.

SAG Interim Nat'l Exec Director Hired as Permanent

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or so, closing one deal after another, including, or course, the biggies (TV/theatrical and commercials). SAG's Interim National Executive Director David White just got the permanent gig and can drop "Interim" from his title.

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Rosenberg v. SAG: Court of Appeal Implies Appeal May be Moot

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Believe it or not, he’s still trying to undo Doug Allen’s firing, the appointment of David White, the ratification of the TV/theatrical contract and, no doubt, the discovery of a new ring around Saturn. Alan Rosenberg is no longer president of SAG, nor even a national board member, but his lawsuit against his own union drags on pointlessly.

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Why people invest in entertainment

Gordon P. Firemark

Every week, I speak with producers developing their film or theatrical projects who struggle with the big challenge: finding the financing. In fact, most film and theatrical attorneys steer clear of helping clients find the money, focusing instead on the deal structures needed to lock-in the financing, once the funding source is identified. Who else, after all, has a greater interest in supporting a budding filmmaker or theatrical producer's career?

“Come and knock on my door” with a cease and desist letter

Gordon P. Firemark

In an open letter defending Adjmi a number of theatrical luminaries defend Adjmi’s work as bona-fide parody.