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20 ways to use your entertainment lawyer in the new year.

20 ways to use your entertainment lawyer in the new year.

Are you missing opportunities because you're not using your entertainment lawyer?

If you're like most people, you don't think much about having a lawyer on your side until you need advice, or to make or defend against some kind of threat. But having an experienced entertainment lawyer on your team can do much more for your career or business in the entertainment industry if you take advantage of all the ways you can use your lawyer. Here, in no particular order, is a list of ways you might not have thought about to use your lawyer to full effect:

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Entertainment Law Update Podcast Episode 036 – Faulkner, Einstein, Superman and talent managers…


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In this Episode:

  • William Faulkner’s suit against Sony Pictures and Woody Allen;
  • Warner Brothers has won an important victory in the Superman litigation,
  • Albert Einstein’s likeness is now in the public domain, and
  • a group representing talent managers is suing California officials over the state’s licensing statute for agents
  • and much more…


Gordon Firemark


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Tamera Bennett


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Asked & Answered: Using references to passages from other writers’ works

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Q:  Robert asks whether he needs permission from a famous author's estate to refer to a passage from that author's book in hi screenplay.  In this video, I give my answer.




Broadway’s Spiderman: weaving a tangled web

When Spiderman:Turn Off The Dark’s original writer/director ,Julie Taymor, sued the show’s producers late in 2011, nobody was particularly surprised. Ms. Taymor’s lawsuit alleged numerous counts, including the obvious breaches of contract, and the not-so-obvious copyright infringement claims. That suit seeks millions in unpaid fees and royalties allegedly due Taymor, and an order enjoining the… Continue Reading

Asked and Answered: Using Pseudonyms, and getting paid.

Q:  Can you shed any light on how to best use a pseudonym from a legal standpoint? I have my copyright indicating the other identity, but what about in the marketplace?  For example, if I’m to be paid, how would that be arranged? A: Using a pseudonym is actually pretty simple.  Tell your agent, manager and lawyer… Continue Reading

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