Author Archives: Gordon Firemark

Actor’s Equity On Strike: What’s it all about?

Actor’s Equity On Strike: What’s it all about?

If you've been planning to develop your plays and musicals using professional actors in a “developmental” production environment, you may have to put your plans on hold.

Earlier this week, the union declared a strike against members of the Broadway League (the association that represents producers) on development of Broadway shows. The Union's action bars its members from taking part in the so-called. “lab” sessions that have become popular as a way for writers to enlist performers aid in developing new shows. These labs are similar to Workshops and Stage Readings, which are also covered by the Strike.

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Do this for your business before the holidays get in the way.

Do this for your business before the holidays get in the way.

Thanksgiving, and the Winter holiday chaos that ensues are just around the corner. Once they arrive, most non-retail businesses can expect things to go into a sort of “standby” mode until after the new year. the entertainment industry, in particular, goes pretty quiet at this time of the year.

A few to-dos

So, before the holidays really start getting in the way, here are a few to-do items you might consider to make sure your business hits the ground running in the New Year.

Protect your intellectual property

For many of us, especially those in Entertainment and Media, intellectual property like Copyrights and Trademarks are our primary, most valuable assets.

Yet many folks, individuals and businesses alike, neglect taking the important (and relatively simple) steps necessary to protect these assets against loss by infringement, dilution or downright theft.

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Gordon P. Firemark, Attorney at Law Receives 2018 Los Angeles Award

Gordon P. Firemark, Attorney at Law Receives 2018 Los Angeles Award

Press Release


Gordon P. Firemark, Attorney at Law Receives 2018 Los Angeles Award

Los Angeles Award Program Honors the Achievement

LOS ANGELES October 24, 2018 — Gordon P. Firemark, Attorney at Law has been selected for the 2018 Los Angeles Award in the Attorney category by the Los Angeles Award Program.

Each year, the Los Angeles Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Los Angeles area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2018 Los Angeles Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Los Angeles Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Los Angeles Award Program

The Los Angeles Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Los Angeles area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Los Angeles Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Los Angeles Award Program

Los Angeles Award Program



Happy Thanksgiving, giving thanks.

Tomorrow, here in the U.S., we will celebrate our Thanksgiving holiday, so I want to take a few moments to wish all of you; my readers, listeners, colleagues, clients and friends, a very happy Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving holiday is a good time to consider all that we are thankful for, and to express that gratitude.… Continue Reading

Contracts must prohibit sexual harassment in the entertainment workplace.

It’s a tragedy that the headline of this story even needed to be written.  But it did.  Desperately. By now, we’ve all heard about the truly despicable behavior of some hollywood heavyweights. Men in power abusing that power to take advantage of, demean and humiliate women. And we’re learning just how persuasive this kind of… Continue Reading

Episode 89 – you’re a mean one, Dr. Seuss

Episode 89 – you’re a mean one, Dr. Seuss

Show notes are located at The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Here’s what we talked about.. 1 SCREEN ACTORS GUILD URGES JUDGE TO SAVE AGE-CENSORSHIP LAW TO COMBAT RAMPANT BIAS 2… Continue Reading

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