Retain Ownership of TV Show – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

Can you make a TV show, and still retain the rights? Hannah asked if it’s possible to make a TV show and retain the rights. Now, in Network TV, the original creator of a TV Show idea/story will often be able to negotiate an Executive Producer credit, and in some instances an E.P.

Back To the Past: The First Political TV Ads @openculture

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From Open Culture: Eisenhower Answers America: The First Political Advertisements on American TV (1952

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Keith Olbermann Files Lawsuit Against Current TV

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Television Television Current TV Keith OlbermannMatthew Belloni Sources say the suit was filed Thursday afternoon in Los Angeles Superior Court. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq.

How to get your music into film, TV, Video Games, etc.

Gordon P. Firemark

Check out what they said here: Music Supervisors Sound Off on Getting Your Music into Film/TV. The post How to get your music into film, TV, Video Games, etc. Firemark - Los Angeles Entertainment Lawyers - Theatre, Film, TV & New Media.

FilmOn Loses Against TV Broadcasters in DC

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A judge rejects the TV streamer's argument of being entitled to a compulsory license. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

ICYMI: My Litera TV Interview with Legal Technologist and Innovator Dennis Kennedy

Media Law

Joining me last week for my Law Insights show on Litera TV was Dennis Kennedy , legal tech and innovation advisor, adjunct law professor, infotech lawyer, professional speaker, author, and podcaster.

Litera TV Marks 300th Show With New Lineup Of Legal Tech Experts As Hosts

Media Law

In a year of so many challenges and difficulties, an unexpected highlight for me has been the opportunity to participate as a host on Litera TV , a daily live stream of interviews, educational programs, and tips around legal tech and legal practice produced by the document technology company Litera.

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Relativity Bankruptcy: Judge Approves Sale of TV Assets

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The TV assets are being sold to an investment group for $125 million. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Television THR Online Relativity Media Ryan Kavanaugh

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FCC Sets Up Re-Scan Help Desk for Consumers Dealing With TV Repacking

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC yesterday announced that it is setting up a consumer help desk , where operators will be standing by to answer questions about rescanning the TV spectrum to find TV stations that have changed channels due to the repacking of the TV band. Digital Television Incentive Auctions/Broadband Report Television repacking of TV spectrum rescanning

The FCC and Online TV Services

Media Law Prof Blog

The National Journal on growing resistance to the FCC's plan to regulate online TV services

FCC Appoints Regional Coordinators for TV Post-Auction Repacking Process

Broadcast Law Blog

With the FCC last week announcing the results of the reverse auction portion of the incentive auction and setting the timetable for the repacking of the TV spectrum , the next question on everyone’s mind will be how successful the television industry will be in adhering to the schedule established by the FCC for clearing the TV spectrum above Channel 37.

Two TV Journalists Fight Grand Jury Subpoena After Interviewing Suge Knight in Prison

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Nora Donaghy, one of the journalists working on a TV series that will include new information about Tupac Shakur's death, had her cell phone seized by police officers.

Good News: Big Machine TV

Music Technology Policy

Big Machine TV ( www.BigMachineTV.com) will offer music videos and behind-the-scenes content when it goes live in February, later hosting exclusive interviews, announcements, contests and more. The development of Big Machine TV comes just as Nielsen Music’s recent 2016 U.S. The Big Machine TV platform is an incredible tool to better serve our artists and their fans by delivering content when and how we want, all the while making sure the creators are compensated fairly.”.

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Nielsen Sued for Billions Over Allegedly Manipulated TV Ratings

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

In a huge new lawsuit, the business of TV ratings is fingered for rampant corruption by India's largest TV news network. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business Nielsen Company International

Cable TV Subscribers Win Landmark Antitrust Verdict

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A jury decides to punish Cox Communications for tying premium cable services with the rental of expensive boxes. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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TV Show Formats

Media Law Prof Blog

Stefan Bechtold, ETH Zurich, has published The Fashion of TV Show Formats. Over the last years, a vibrant global market for TV show formats has developed. Here is the abstract. New game show, casting, soap, telenovela, documentary and other formats

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

An 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."

Alki David Fights TV Broadcasters' Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The digital TV operator says in court papers that the networks are abusing the public trust. read more. The Business THR, Esq. Television Business

TV interview with Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff: Fair Use, Parody and the Web.

Gordon P. Firemark

A few weeks ago, at the BlogWorld 2011 conference, I gave an interview to my good friend Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff of. We discussed the Fair Use defense to copyright infringement. The angles aren’t particularly flattering, but here’s the video: Entertainment Law Podcasting Television

ICYMI: Here’s My Litera TV Interview with Doxly Founder Haley Altman

Media Law

On Wednesday, I interviewed Haley Altman for Litera TV , following news last week that Litera had named her its global director of business development and strategy.

FCC Announces That It Will Lift Filing Freeze on TV Station Modification Applications before LPTV/TV Translator Displacement Window

Broadcast Law Blog

For well over four years, television stations have not been able to file applications to upgrade their technical facilities as the FCC froze such applications as it wanted to preserve a stable database of TV facilities while it conducted the Incentive Auction and implemented the repacking of the TV band. But, presumably, stations filing in that window will have a more stable universe of TV stations from which they can plan their displacement applications.

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Alert for Reality TV producers. Filming or photographing celebrities’ kids will soon be a crime.

Gordon P. Firemark

Guidelines for reality tv and newsgathering folks. Bottom line: If you're in the Reality TV productoin biz, and a celebrity with kids arrives in your shot, you'd have to stop shooting, or risk being charged with violating the statute. Alert for Reality TV producers. Firemark - Theatre, Film, TV & New Media. Should celebrities' kids be off-limits for photographers and video crews? California's new law.

'Citizen Kane' TV Reboot Sparks Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The parties agreed updating the classic was "an important, and long overdue, project," according to the complaint. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

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Baseball and TV

Media Law Prof Blog

The Hollywood Reporter discusses what is happening now that an MLB arbitration panel has decided that the Washington Nationals should get fair market value for the broadcast rights to their games. More here, and here from the Washington Post

HBO Exec Sues TV Academy Over Fall at the Emmys

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Nancy Lesser missed the after-party and spent eight months on leave. She alleges the red carpet and other exits at the Microsoft Theater amounted to a dangerous condition. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Awards THR Online

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Tomorrow on Litera TV: I Interview ILTA CEO Joy Heath Rush

Media Law

Tomorrow is week two of my live-streaming Law Insights program on Litera TV. Watch our conversation live tomorrow (April 15) at 10:30 ET/3:30 BST at Litera TV. Watch the Replay of My Litera TV Live Interview with Former Orrick Chair Ralph Baxter.

FCC Sets Up Re-Scan Help Desk for Consumers Dealing With TV Repacking

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC yesterday announced that it is setting up a consumer help desk , where operators will be standing by to answer questions about rescanning the TV spectrum to find TV stations that have changed channels due to the repacking of the TV band. Digital Television Incentive Auctions/Broadband Report Television repacking of TV spectrum rescanning

Source: Keith Olbermann Settling $50 Million Current TV Lawsuit (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Current TV Keith Olbermann THR, Esq. A deal is said to have been reached during a private mediation session in San Francisco on Tuesday. Terms will not be released. read more. Television

YouTube Beats TV With 1 Billion Watching….TV, and loves them some payola, escorts and drugs

Music Technology Policy

YouTube is TV : A good chunk of what’s on YouTube is clipped from broadcast or cable television. https://twitter.com/ProfJeffJarvis/status/330289930049822720. It sounded like a script by Fake Jeff Jarvis.

Tomorrow on Litera TV, I’ll Interview ABA President Judy Perry Martinez

Media Law

For my weekly Law Insights program on Litera TV , tomorrow I will interview Judy Perry Martinez , the president of the American Bar Association. BST at Litera TV.

Asked & Answered – How to submit a spec script for an existing TV series

Gordon P. Firemark

Blair wants to know whether she needs an agent to submit a spec script she's written for an existing TV Series. Asked & Answered – How to submit a spec script for an existing TV series is a post from: Law Offices of Gordon P. Firemark - Theatre, Film, TV & New Media. I give an answer, and some practical advice about this kind of thing. link]. This is intended as general information only and does not establish an attorney-client relationship.

Incentive Auction Developments – Payments to TV Stations Giving Up Their Spectrum Announced and Bill Introduced to Provide More Funds for Repacking Reimbursement for TV, Radio and LPTV Stations

Broadcast Law Blog

Earlier this week, we wrote about some of the upcoming dates for broadcasters in the TV incentive auction process – particularly those dealing with the repacking process. Even LPTV stations and TV translators displaced by the repacking of full-service stations could be eligible for reimbursement of their expenses.

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Keith Olbermann Settles $50 Million Current TV Lawsuit (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Current TV Keith Olbermann THR, Esq. UPDATED: In a joint statement, both parties confirmed to THR that a settlement deal has been reached. Terms will not be released. read more. Television

Nielsen Looks for Injunction Against ComScore Over TV Ratings

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A service that just targets the television market and uses proprietary technology and data is alleged to violate a contract. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

FCC Starts Accepting ATSC 3.0 Applications – The Next Generation of TV Transmission

Broadcast Law Blog

Effective yesterday, May 28, the FCC is accepting applications for television stations to begin to convert to the next generation TV transmission standard – ATSC 3.0 or “NexGen TV.” Last week, the Commission issued a Public Notice announcing that the form ( FCC Form 2100 ) necessary for stations to apply to transition to the new standard is now available for both full-power (Schedule B to Form 2100), low power (Schedule D) and Class A TV stations (Schedule F).

Tomorrow on Litera TV: Dan Linna, Director of Law and Tech at Northwestern Law

Media Law

ET on Litera TV for a live interview with Daniel W. Join me tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. Linna Jr. director of Law and Technology Initiatives and senior lecturer at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and McCormick School of Engineering.

Tom Arnold Sues Australian Reality TV Network for Fraud

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The actor says he's owed $140,000 for his performance on 'I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here' and a related comedy tour. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

Child Participants In Reality TV Programming

Media Law Prof Blog

Benjamin Shmueli, Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law, is publishing Children in Reality TV: A Comparative and International Perspective in volume 25 of the Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law (2015).

Live Tomorrow: Legal Analyst Jordan Furlong Joins Me On Litera TV

Media Law

My weekly Law Insights program on Litera TV continues tomorrow with this week’s guest Jordan Furlong , legal analyst and futurist and author of The Law21 Blog. BST at Litera TV. Also check out the full weekly schedule of programming offered at Litera TV.

Event: Composer and Music Licensing Agreements for Film, TV, & New Media

Gordon P. Firemark

Composer and Music Licensing Agreements for Film, TV, & New Media. Event: Composer and Music Licensing Agreements for Film, TV, & New Media is a post from: The Law Offices of Gordon P.

Washington Issues for TV Broadcasters – Where Things Stand at the FCC

Broadcast Law Blog

Every few months, my partner David O’Connor and I update a list of the legal and regulatory issues facing TV broadcasters. Digital Television Incentive Auctions/Broadband Report Political Broadcasting Television broadcast legal issues TV NewsCheck washington issues for TV broadcasters

Pay TV Industry Loses Subscribers In 2013

Media Law Prof Blog

The Hollywood Reporter notes the results of a new study that finds that pay TV (including cable and satellite) lost net subscribers from its total number of customers for the first ever at the end of 2013.

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Join Me For A Live-Streaming Conversation with Ralph Baxter, Former Orrick Chair, on Litera TV

Media Law

As part of its response to the coronavirus crisis, the document automation company Litera has launched Litera TV , a daily live stream of interviews, educational programs, and tips around legal tech and legal practice. Watch live at Litera TV.

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