Monthly Archives: August 2010

Entertainment Law Update Podcast Episode 13



In this Episode:

  • Follow Ups:  Justin Bieber; Tenenbaum, Kate Plus 8
  • Fleeting Expletives
  • JayZ wins
  • A few Fair Use cases
  • Copyrights, Trademark cases
  • Some BIG wins for plaintiffs in profit participation suits.

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Asked and Answered: Query letters as unsolicited submissions?

Q: As a TV/film screenwriter I’ve sent short pitches and query letters to several agents. Some have responded with requests to see my work, but other have returned my queries with a “no unsolicited” material letter from the submissions department. I have two questions: 1) Since when is a query to an agent unsolicited material… Continue Reading

Asked and Answered: Can I register my copyright under a Pseudonym?

Q: What’s required to protect the rights to a screenplay written under a pseudonym? A: Good news. You don’t have to do anything special to protect the rights. As I always say, however, it’s a good idea to register your copyright, as doing so provides some heightened protection, and the right to pursue statutory damages,… Continue Reading

How Musical Theater projects get financed

Starting next Tuesday, I’ll be leading a theater financing workshop at the Academy For New Musical Theater. If you’re interested, it’s not too late to sign up! Just Visit, by clicking the links below. HOW DOES A MUSICAL GET FINANCED? Thinking about producing yourself? Wondering what makes producers tick? Looking for financing for your… Continue Reading

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