Monthly Archives: August 2009

Jeremy Piven is Off The Hook. Fish story satisfies arbitrator.

JPTHR Esq. reports today that Jeremy Piven's mercury poisoning excuse for leaving the Broadway production of “Speed The Plow” last season is sufficient, and he'll not be liable to the producers for breach of contract, or other claims. Here's the story:

Arbitrator accepts Jeremy Piven's sushi explanation–THR, Esq. – Entertainment and Media Law.

Interestingly, the show managed to recoup its investors' money before it closed, partly, some suspect due to the publicity around Piven's departure, and replacement by the likes of Norbert Leo Butz and William H. Macy. So, had the producers prevailed in their complaint against Piven, the measure of their damages is anything but clear.

Jeremy Piven's fish-story gets him off-the-hook.

THR Esq. reports today that Jeremy Piven's mercury poisoning excuse for leaving the Broadway production of “Speed The Plow” last season is sufficient, and he'll not be liable to the producers for breach of contract, or other claims.  Here's the story:

Arbitrator accepts Jeremy Piven's sushi explanation–THR, Esq. – Entertainment and Media Law.

Interestingly, the show managed to recoup its investors' money before it closed, partly, some suspect due to the publicity around Piven's departure, and replacement by the likes of Norbert Leo Butz and William H. Macy.  So, had the producers prevailed in their complaint against Piven, the measure of their damages is anything but clear.

What's the REDBOX flap really about?

Well, money, of course.  Here’s the background: Redbox is a company that provides $1 DVD rentals through kiosks set up in local supermarkets and other convenient locations.  You’ve probably seen the large red kiosks standing next to the Coinstar machines, lottery ticket vending machines, and Rug-Doctor rental stands. Redbox purchases the DVDs it sells through… Continue Reading

Entertainment Law Update Podcast – Episode 4: The Pope & The Little Mermaid turn it up to 11

Episode 4 of my Entertainment Law Update podcast is now available. Visit the site to subscribe using iTunes or your favorite RSS Reader. Attorneys can get California MCLE (Continuing Legal Eduction) credit, too! [audio:http://media.libsyn.com/media/entertainmentlawupdate/EntertainmentLawUpdateEpisode4.mp3] Download Episode (right click) Approximate Running Time: 1:14 . Continue Reading

Entertainment Law Update Podcast – Episode 4: The Pope & The Little Mermaid turn it up to 11

Episode 4 of my Entertainment Law Update podcast is now available. Visit the site to subscribe using iTunes or your favorite RSS Reader.  Attorneys can get California MCLE (Continuing Legal Eduction) credit, too! [audio:http://media.libsyn.com/media/entertainmentlawupdate/EntertainmentLawUpdateEpisode4.mp3] Download Episode (right click) Approximate Running Time: 1:14 Continue Reading

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