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#FilmFridays - California Approves $420M in New Incentives for Film and TV Projects.   ..#TheHollywoodLawyer#entertainme...
08/06/2021
Film Fridays - California Approves $420M in New Incentives for Film and TV Projects - THE HOLLYWOOD LAWYER

#FilmFridays - California Approves $420M in New Incentives for Film and TV Projects.
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New legislation in California benefitting the entertainment industry would invest into the California incentive program by $330 million over two years, and it includes a diversity requirement to reflect California’s population. An additional $150 million fund will go to renovating sound stages in ...

#MusicMondays: $7.25M Lawsuit Against Bob Dylan Dismissed. ..#TheHollywoodLawyer#entertainmentlawyer
08/02/2021
Music Mondays: $7.25M Lawsuit Against Bob Dylan Dismissed - THE HOLLYWOOD LAWYER

#MusicMondays: $7.25M Lawsuit Against Bob Dylan Dismissed.
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In New York, a Judge dismissed a lawsuit against Bob Dylan, seeking $7.25M in royalties by one of Dylan’s co-writers, Levy. The Judge said in a statement that, “For the reasons explained here, the Court determines that the plain meaning of the 1975 Agreement is that the Dylan Defendants owned al...

#Film Fridays- Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney Over 'Black Widow' Over Profits...#TheHollywoodLawyer#entertainmentlawyer
08/01/2021
Film Fridays- Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney Over 'Black Widow' Profit - THE HOLLYWOOD LAWYER

#Film Fridays- Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney Over 'Black Widow' Over Profits.
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Disney is facing a lawsuit brought on by Scarlett Johansson over breach of contract and loss of earnings. Scarlett’s recent blockbuster film, “Black Widow,” had its theatrical run cut by Disney’s decision to move it to streaming, in a growing trend to hybridize film releases. Johansson claim...

#MusicMondays: 75% of TikTok Users Say They Discover New Artists On The Platform. ..#TheHollywoodLawyer#entertainmentlaw...
07/27/2021
Music Mondays: 75% of TikTok Users Say They Discover New Artists On The Platform - THE HOLLYWOOD LAWYER

#MusicMondays: 75% of TikTok Users Say They Discover New Artists On The Platform.
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A new report from TikTok revealed that 75% of its U.S. users say they “discover new artists via the platform, are more likely to seek out a song they heard, and associate certain songs with TikTok,” Worldwide, TikTok confirms they have over 3 billion monthly active users (MAUs) and surpassing Yo...

#FilmFridays: Lifetime Television Wins 2013 Lawsuit Against "Romeo Killer"..#TheHollywoodLawyer#entertainmentlawyer
07/24/2021
Film Fridays: Lifetime Television Wins 2013 Lawsuit Against "Romeo Killer" - THE HOLLYWOOD LAWYER

#FilmFridays: Lifetime Television Wins 2013 Lawsuit Against "Romeo Killer"
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An eight-year lawsuit has finally come to an end for Lifetime Television. A judge has ruled in their favor stating that they did not over fictionalized the movie “Romeo Killer,” and therefore protected under the first amendment and deemed newsworthy. The film “Romeo Killer: The Christopher Por...

#MusicMondays: U.K. Publisher Sues Brown and Sony Over Copyright Infringement. ..#TheHollywoodLawyer#entertainmentlawyer
07/20/2021
Music Mondays: U.K. Publisher Sues Brown and Sony Over Copyright Infringement - THE HOLLYWOOD LAWYER

#MusicMondays: U.K. Publisher Sues Brown and Sony Over Copyright Infringement.
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Greensleeves Publisher based in London, The straightforward and concise action notes at the outset that Greensleeves “owns and administers exclusive music publishing rights in the United States” for “Tight Up Skirt.” They filed a lawsuit naming Sony Music Entertainment, Chris Brown, and Chri...

#MusicMondays: 50% of Chris Isaak's Catalog Now Owned By Primary Wave Music. ..#TheHollywoodLawyer#entertainmentlawyer
07/13/2021
Music Mondays: 50% of Chris Isaak's Catalog Now Owned By Primary Wave Music - THE HOLLYWOOD LAWYER

#MusicMondays: 50% of Chris Isaak's Catalog Now Owned By Primary Wave Music.
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In a multi-million-dollar purchase, Primary Wave Music became the new owner of 50% of Grammy-nominated musician, Chris Isaak, catalog. The deal encompasses Isaak’s biggest hits: Blue Hotel, San Francisco Days, Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing, Somebody’s Crying, and Wicked Game. Issak also gets in the ...

#FilmFridays: Hulu Sued For $1.5M Over Unpaid Fees On 'Boss Level'...#TheHollywoodLawyer#entertainmentlawyer
07/10/2021
Film Fridays: Hulu Sued For $1.5M Over Unpaid Fees On 'Boss Level' - THE HOLLYWOOD LAWYER

#FilmFridays: Hulu Sued For $1.5M Over Unpaid Fees On 'Boss Level'.
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A new lawsuit has hit Hulu over unpaid wages and fees. Blumhouse Productions, who helped remake “Boss Level.” They were supposed to be paid around $1M for recutting the movie, and now they are suing for $1.5 million. “Blumhouse says the new cut of Boss Level “contains a substantial amount of...

#MusicMondays: A Tribe Called Quest Says They Never Authorized an NFT of Their Catalog..#TheHollywoodLawyer #entertainme...
07/06/2021
Music Mondays: A Tribe Called Quest Says They Never Authorized an NFT of Their Catalog - THE HOLLYWOOD LAWYER

#MusicMondays: A Tribe Called Quest Says They Never Authorized an NFT of Their Catalog
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A 1.5% stake in the first five albums of A Tribe Called Quest and producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad was sold as an NFT (non-fungible token) on Royalty Exchange NFT, unbeknownst to the band. A third party owned the stake, and the IP sold for 40.191 Ethereum, or the equivalent of $84,765 when the 24-hour....

#FilmFridays - Disney Sued By Insurance Company Over Covid Shut-Down Claims..  .#TheHollywoodLawyer #entertainmentlawyer
07/02/2021
Film Fridays - Disney Sued By Insurance Company Over Covid Shut-Down Claims - THE HOLLYWOOD LAWYER

#FilmFridays - Disney Sued By Insurance Company Over Covid Shut-Down Claims.
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The Walt Disney Company and Fireman’s Fund Insurance are headed to court over a $10M lawsuit by the Fireman insurance company. Fireman claims they are not “on the hook” to cover Disney’s claims to cover the costs of the pandemic’s “Second Wave” and “Holiday Hiatus” in 2020. In part...

#TheHollywoodLawyer#Music Mondays: National Music Publishers' Association Sues Roblox For $200M Over Copyright Infringem...
06/29/2021
Music Mondays: National Music Publishers' Association Sues Roblox For $200M Over Copyright Infringement - THE HOLLYWOOD LAWYER

#TheHollywoodLawyer#Music Mondays: National Music Publishers' Association Sues Roblox For $200M Over Copyright Infringement.
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Popular youth platform, Roblox, is being sued for $200M by the National Music Publishers’ Association for streaming unlicensed music and trying to hide behind a misinterpretation of the Digital MElliuem Copyright Act. “We are getting more aggressive,” says NMPA president/CEO David Israelite. ....

#filmfridays: SAG-AFTRA Will Allow Employers To Mandate Covid 19 Vaccinations...#TheHollywoodLawyer#entertainmentlawyer
06/25/2021
Film Fridays - SAG-AFTRA Will Allow Employers To Mandate Covid-19 Vaccinations - THE HOLLYWOOD LAWYER

#filmfridays: SAG-AFTRA Will Allow Employers To Mandate Covid 19 Vaccinations.
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SAG-AFTRA votes to allow employers to mandate Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. Current “return-to-work protocols” expire June 30 and are being renegotiated by the major companies and unions. In a 75%-25% vote, SAG-AFTRA’s national board of directors approved a “motion that ...

#MusicMondays: Roc-A-Fella Sues Dash Over His Attempted NFT Auction...#TheHollywoodLawyer#entertainmentlawyer
06/22/2021
Music Mondays: Roc-A-Fella Sues Dash Over His Attempted NFT Auction - THE HOLLYWOOD LAWYER

#MusicMondays: Roc-A-Fella Sues Dash Over His Attempted NFT Auction.
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Damon Dash is being sued by Roc-A-Fella, the company that he co-founded, for attempting to auction off Jay-Z’s 1996 album, “Reasonable Doubt,” as an NFT. Claiming that the suit is merely a scare tactic, Dash responded, saying that he has every right to sell and was “not attempting to sell an...

#MusicMondays: MSNBC’s Newsroom Employees Unionize. ..#TheHollywoodLawyer #entertainmentlawyer
06/19/2021
Film Fridays - MSNBC's Newsroom Employees Unionize - THE HOLLYWOOD LAWYER

#MusicMondays: MSNBC’s Newsroom Employees Unionize.
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The Writers Guild of America East has confirmed that 204 employees of the MSNBC’s newsroom bargaining unit “have signed a petition to recognize the guild as their bargaining representative and that more are expected to sign up in the coming days.” The roles affected by this effort include news...

#MusicMondays: Megan Stallion, Juicy J, and Young Dolph Faced with $600K Copyright Lawsuit...#TheHollywoodLawyer#enterta...
06/15/2021
Music Mondays: Megan Stallion, Juicy J, and Young Dolph Faced with $600K Copyright Lawsuit - THE HOLLYWOOD LAWYER

#MusicMondays: 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. The lawsuit is over the son “RNB,” which Syndicate says is nearly a full copy of their song “Nocterm Aeternus,” and they wer...

#FilmFridays: Judge Judy Faces $5M Suit By Agent Over The Sale Of Her Show.  ..#TheHollywoodLawyer#entertainmentlawyer
06/12/2021
Film Fridays- Judge Judy Faces $5M Suit By Agent Over The Sale Of Her Show - THE HOLLYWOOD LAWYER

#FilmFridays: 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. A judge has denied Judy’s argument that Rebel Entertainment Partners “has no standing to sue on this contract as a third-party beneficiary.” Rebel’s ...

#MusicMondays: Twitch Hit With 1,000 Copyright Infringement Claims...#TheHollywoodLawyer#entertainmentlawyer
06/08/2021
Music Mondays: Twitch Hit With 1,000 Copyright Infringement Claims - THE HOLLYWOOD LAWYER

#MusicMondays: 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).” Twitch apologized for the issues in November, writing in their blog, “over the last several months, we have don...

#FilmFridays – Lawsuit Against Disney Over “Zootopia” Storyline Under Review By Judge...#TheHollywoodLawyer#entertainmen...
06/05/2021
Film Fridays - Lawsuit Against Disney Over "Zootopia" Storyline Under Review By Judge - THE HOLLYWOOD LAWYER

#FilmFridays – 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.” Goldman was a writer on the film “Total Recall” and claims that the “animated ...

#MusicMondays: Guitar Riff Gets Benny Blanco Into Legal Trouble. ..#TheHollywoodLawyer
05/31/2021
Music Mondays: Guitar Riff Gets Benny Blanco Into Legal Trouble - THE HOLLYWOOD LAWYER

#MusicMondays: 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. The suit claims the defendants are guilty of copyright infringement over a distinct...

#FilmFridays: Amazon Enters Deal to Acquire MGM Studios for $8.45 billion...#TheHollywoodLawyer#entertainmentlawyer
05/29/2021
Film Fridays: Amazon Enters Deal to Acquire MGM Studios for $8.45 billion - THE HOLLYWOOD LAWYER

#FilmFridays: 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. “According to CNBC, the acquisition is the second-biggest in Amazon’s history, just be...

#MusicMondays - Red Hot Chili Peppers Sued By Ex-Managers Over $140M Catalog Sale. ..#TheHollywoodLawyer#entertainmentla...
05/25/2021
Music Mondays - Red Hot Chili Peppers Sued By Ex-Managers Over $140M Catalog Sale - THE HOLLYWOOD LAWYER

#MusicMondays - 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. Although the former managers work for ‘Q Prime’ management company, the band, which had been working...

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05/21/2021

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#MusicMonday: EU Regulators Charge Apple With Antitrust Violation Over Music Streaming.  ..#TheHollywoodLawyer#entertain...
05/18/2021
Music Monday: EU Regulators Charge Apple With Antitrust Violation Over Music Streaming - THE HOLLYWOOD LAWYER

#MusicMonday: 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.” For example, the platform requires all app developers to use Ap...

#FilmFridays - NBC Announces the 2022 Golden Globes are Cancelled.  ..#TheHollywoodLawyer#entertainmentlawyer
05/15/2021
Film Fridays - NBC Announces the 2022 Golden Globes are Cancelled - THE HOLLYWOOD LAWYER

#FilmFridays - 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. This year the show saw a 60% drop in viewership over 2020 and provide a $20-mill...

#MusicMonday: Childish Gambino Facing Copyright Lawsuit For ‘This Is America.’..#TheHollywoodLawyer#entertainmentlawyer
05/11/2021
Music Monday: Childish Gambino Facing Copyright Lawsuit For ‘This Is America’ - THE HOLLYWOOD LAWYER

#MusicMonday: 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. Nwosuocha is not just suing Gambino, ...

#FilmFridays - ‘Hell's Kitchen’ Studio Could Face Class-Action Lawsuit After Restructuring Deal. ..#TheHollywoodLawyer#e...
05/07/2021
Film Fridays - 'Hell's Kitchen' Studio Could Face Class-Action Lawsuit After Restructuring Deal - THE HOLLYWOOD LAWYER

#FilmFridays - ‘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. Tinopolis is one of Britain’s largest production groups, and with revenue dips, due to COVID-19, the Executive cha...

#MusicMondays - 20,000 songwriters will see royalty payments sped up by BMG...#TheHollywoodLawyer#entertainmentlawyer
05/03/2021
Music Mondays- 20,000 Songwriters Will See Royalty Payments Sped Up by BMG - THE HOLLYWOOD LAWYER

#MusicMondays - 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 h...

#FilmFridays: Netflix Sued by Actor Over COVID-19 Safety at "Stranger Things Drive-Into Experience"..#TheHollywoodLawyer...
04/30/2021
Film Fridays: Netflix Sued by Actor Over COVID-19 Safety at "Stranger Things Drive-Into Experience" - THE HOLLYWOOD LAWYER

#FilmFridays: 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. The actor played one of the monsters from the series when he expressed concern about the risk of COVID-19 an...

#MusicMondays – Eminem’s Publisher Sues Harry Fox Agency Over Secondary Copyright Infringement. ..#TheHollywoodLawyer#en...
04/27/2021
Music Mondays - Eminem's Publisher Sues Harry Fox Agency Over Secondary Copyright Infringement - THE HOLLYWOOD LAWYER

#MusicMondays – 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. HFA is accused in the lawsuit of facilitating the illegal distribution of Eminem’s cat...

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HELP!!! It appears that CD Baby is issuing two sets of UPCs for artist work. One the artist gets and one that companies get for pay out purpose. My upc codes all vary from those AMZON has except for a first edition work I canceled has the 2nd edition current used to identify the canceled work. Hence my income starts in 2014 once the work was canceled to obfuscate lack of income for it the firt year and all other works. My income consists of only that from 2014 issued UPC code for a canceled work and streaming from canceled work and the purchase of the original cds from my initial release of "Best of." My four current works are UPCs I don't possess and look like using the secondary market as an indicator are doing well, certainly not zero income. The price also varies from the price directive that I have on my settings, showing the truth of what I am saying. I have contacted CD Baby and have gotten the run around. In fact they tried to change the artist that seems to be holding the UPC codes due to the ongoing claim of my cdbaby work as her own with my cdbaby videos claimed by her, a temporary youtube change to Bunny when the correct handle on youtube is Bunny Unleashed. I would like this rectified with proceeds going back to 2013 and I also want to be compensated for the aggravating runaround given by your employees who obviously had a vested interest in continuing to rob me of income.