Things to Know Before Seeking Help From an Entertainment Lawyer

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One such area is entertainment law, in which professionals within the entertainment industry — such as musicians, artists, agencies, studios, or directors — hire a lawyer to satisfy a need for them.

Entertainment Lawyer’s and the Types of Fee Structures They Use

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Legal professionals can focus their practice on various areas and can help you avoid a wide range of legal hassles that may arise within the context of the entertainment industry.

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The Top Entertainment Law Schools, Ranked

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Music Mondays: Entertainment Industry Can Reopen Under New Public Health Orders

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Floyd Mayweather, Promotion Company Sue PAC Entertainment for Breach of Contract

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Mayweather's promotion company says that PAC Entertainment Worldwide missed a $30 million payment deadline. Sports boxing floyd mayweather lawsuit logan paul mayweather promotions pac entertainment

You Deserve Strong Legal Representation From an Entertainment Lawyer

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Legal professionals who focus their practice on entertainment law are in great demand in showbusiness. Garnering the respect of people within the entertainment industry often requires exceptional skill in many areas and a track record of success on clients’ behalf.

Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. General Counsel Steps Down

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Regional amusement parks operator Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. announced Wednesday that its general counsel Duffield Milkie has agreed to step down from his post

Music Mondays: Megan Stallion, Juicy J, and Young Dolph Faced with $600K Copyright Lawsuit

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Midnight Syndicate, a popular band of the Halloween genre, filed a copyright claim against producer Juicy J, Megan thee Stallion, Paper Route Empire, and Empire Music.

Music Mondays: Twitch Hit With 1,000 Copyright Infringement Claims

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Twitch was recently hit with nearly 1,000 new copyright infringement takedown orders “over the use of copyrighted music played in the background of recorded VODs (on-demand videos).”

Film Fridays – Lawsuit Against Disney Over “Zootopia” Storyline Under Review By Judge

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A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge announced that he would be looking over a 2018 case filed by Gary Goldman against Disney over “breach of implied-in-fact contract, breach of confidence and unfair competition.”

Music Monday: Childish Gambino Facing Copyright Lawsuit For ‘This Is America’

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“This Is America” is the most popular song by artist Childish Gambino and now he is facing a copyright lawsuit by Emelike Nwosuocha, a rapper known as Kidd West. West claims that the hook for his 2016 “Made In America” was ripped off by Childish Gambino.

Film Fridays: Amazon Enters Deal to Acquire MGM Studios for $8.45 billion

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Amazon Inc is making a big push into the entertainment field by acquiring MGM Studios in a deal worth $8.45 billion. MGM is one of the oldest studios in Hollywood, founded in 1924 when films were still silent.

Film Fridays: Netflix Sued by Actor Over COVID-19 Safety at “Stranger Things Drive-Into Experience”

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Netflix jumped into live entertainment last year with a Stranger Things drive-in show. The show opened in downtown Los Angeles and was a makeshift fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, in 1985.

Music Mondays: Guitar Riff Gets Benny Blanco Into Legal Trouble

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American XO is suing everyone behind the 2018 hit song, “Eastside.” ” The list includes: Benny Blanco, Halsey, Khalid, and Ed Sheeran, along with Universal Music Group, Interscope Records, and Friends Keep Secrets.

Music Monday: EU Regulators Charge Apple With Antitrust Violation Over Music Streaming

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Apple faces antitrust violation charges by the Competition Commissioner for the European Union. The challenge claims that Apple “distorts competition for music streaming by imposing unfair rules for rival services in its App Store.”

Music Mondays- 20,000 Songwriters Will See Royalty Payments Sped Up by BMG

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BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch stated last month that the company’s “fairness agenda… isn’t some kind of hobby, separate from our business strategy – it’s integral to it” As a result, BMG appears stepping their royalty payment processing up by a whole month for all songwriters and copyright holders.

Music Mondays – Broadway Hit by Insurance Companies Denying Coverage for COVID Shutdown

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Broadway was hit surprisingly by the pandemic. Insurance companies decided not to pay out if the reasons were tied to the pandemic. One prominent example was the producers behind Tine and Harry Potter; both paid their premiums to cover this risk of cancellation of performances.

Three Attorneys Imagine What Entertainment Looks Like Post COVID-19

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Without a doubt, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the entertainment industry for the short term. Lindsay Conner, the leader of the entertainment group at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips in Los Angeles, has represent ed film studios and television networks and brokered a $500 million, 50- film co-financing deal between China’s P erfect World Pictures and Universal. Despite challenges, entertainment opportunit ies exist . Thursday, June 11, 2020.

Music Mondays – Journey Band Members Settle $10M Lawsuit and Part Ways

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Journey agreed to settle a $10 million lawsuit after a dispute between the bandmates, Ross Valory, Steve Smith, Neal Schon, and Jonathan Cain.

“Threat to Bring Sham Lawsuit Was Attempted Extortion; Panel Says Effort to Exact $1 Million From Entertainer Andy Grammer Came Under Hobbs Act”

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“Threat to Bring Sham Lawsuit Was Attempted Extortion; Panel Says Effort to Exact $1 Million From Entertainer Andy Grammer Came Under Hobbs Act”: Metropolitan News-Enterprise has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued yesterday

Music Mondays – Eminem’s Publisher Sues Harry Fox Agency Over Secondary Copyright Infringement

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Eminem’s production company, Eight Mile Style, is suing Spotify and industry giant Harry Fox Agency alleging secondary copyright infringement and failing to have the authority to stream the artist’s catalog.

Film Fridays : Judge Dismisses ‘The Shape Of Water’ Copyright Lawsuit

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Guillermo Del Toro’s “The Shape Of Water” has faced multiple copyright lawsuits.

Music Mondays – Red Hot Chili Peppers Sued By Ex-Managers Over $140M Catalog Sale

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The recent sale of the Red Hot Chili Peppers catalog to Merck Mercuriadis’s Hipgnosis Songs Fund for $140 million prompted a lawsuit by former managers demanding a 16% commission from the sale.

Film Fridays – ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ Studio Could Face Class-Action Lawsuit After Restructuring Deal

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15 former producers with Hell’s Kitchen studio Tinopolis may be hitting the production company with a class-action-style lawsuit since being denied profit from a restructuring deal.

Music Mondays – Chance The Rapper Sued By Former Manager For $3M

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In 2020, Chance The Rapper released The Big Day , his first studio album. Critics lauded the new record, but fans were not as supportive, and tour ticket sales were down. Chance fired his former manager, Pat Corcoran, in April.

Music Mondays: DJ Marshmello Wins Copyright Lawsuit After Remix Rights are Examined

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DJ Artem “Arty” Stoliarov sued DJ Marshmello over copyright infringement after Marshmello released “Happier,” which Arty said was a copy of their remix version of the song, “I Lived,” by One Republic.

Film Fridays: Australia’s 40% Tax Rebate Draws Mad Max’ Spin-Off

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New South Wales, the Australian state, will soon be welcoming the Warner Bros, Mad Max spin-off Furiosa. To be considered the most significant film production in history for Australia.

Film Fridays: Universal Television Accused of Disability Discrimination For Firing Crew Who Was Sick With COVID19 

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William Pavlu is suing Universal Television over violating California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act. Pavlu says Universal fired him after developing COVID19 and needing to take a leave from the show, Hacks.

Music Mondays – Lil Nas X’s Collaboration with Shoe Designer Sparks Nike Lawsuit over Trademark Infringement

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Lil Nas X’s collaboration with MSCHF over their limited edition tennis shoes made with Nike Air Max 97s, “Satan Shoes,” has garnered a trademark infringement lawsuit by Nike.

Film Fridays – Screenwriters Sue Disney Over “Predator” Script

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Scriptwriters James and John Thomas have sued Disney to gain their rights back to their original screenplay, “Hunters,” which was turned into “Predator.” ” In the late 80s, Disney purchased the copyright from them for 35years.

Film Fridays – NBC Announces the 2022 Golden Globes are Cancelled

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The Golden Globes will not air in 2022, according to NBC, after years of controversy and a recent L.A. Times investigation into the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s membership and financial and ethical practices.

Film Fridays- Call of Duty Character Design Gets Activision Blizzard Sued By Writer

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Writer and photographer Clayton Haugen sued Activision Blizzard over one of their character, Mara, in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare videogame. Clayton claims that Mara is too closely similar to his character “Cade Janus,” which he published before Mara’s release.

Music Mondays – VR Fitness Apps Look To Change The Music Industry

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The Premium VR exercise platform, Supernatural, is one example of how the music industry adapts to the burgeoning at-home fitness industry. VR fitness apps like Supernatural offer an immersive experience, allowing users to escape their living rooms during the quarantine virtually.

Film Fridays- Judge Judy Faces $5M Suit By Agent Over The Sale Of Her Show

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Judge Judy and ViacomCBS face a $5 million lawsuit over the $95 million sales of her reality shows’ catalog by Rebel Entertainment Partners.

Music Mondays – Dr. Dre & Wife In Legal Battle Over Rights To His Stage Name

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Dre and Nicole Young are going through divorce proceedings. Nicole Young has claimed that she has a legal and financial right to her former husband’s stage name and classic album, The Chronic since Dre never trademarked his stage name until after the two married.

Film Fridays – Paramount Pictures in Court Over “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” Remake

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Paramount Pictures has plans to produce a remake of the classic 1961 “Breakfast At Tiffany’s,” but attorney’s for Truman Capote, who wrote the novella that the film was based on, has been fighting it in federal court alleging breach of contract.

Music Monday: Taylor Swift and a Utah Theme Park Battle in Court Over the Name ‘Evermore’

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A Utah theme park has sued Taylor Swift over who owns the trademark for “Evermore,” Taylor’s latest album.