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Pandemic in Progress: hybrid models

Theatrical windows have been getting smaller. In Europe, audiences are accustomed to larger windows with nothing short of 15-17 months as “reasonable” in view of Canal Plus and local producer guilds agreements. French law requires Canal Plus reinvest into the local film economy and so they pledged to invest 600mm

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Pandemic in Progress: real estate & a robot

If some are rushing towards investing in properties then others are quick to sell them to pay for content. Legendary Entertainment sold a portion of its stock to private equity firm Apollo. China’s Dailan Wanda remains majority shareholder. Paramount (ViacomCBS) sold CBS campus in Los Angeles for nearly 2 billion

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Pandemic in Progress: get a jab

Hollywood’s Covid safety protocols have been extended to April 30, 2022, and are updated to include booster shots to define “fully vaccinated,” adding mask requirements, antigen tests authorized for use in testing for Covid-19, and funding for sick leave for cast and crew for up to 10 days. These are

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DEI: Survivor Stories

On March 3, 2022, U.S. president Joe Biden signed into law the ban on forced arbitration in sexual assault and harassment cases, prohibiting companies from requiring employees filing such claims to submit to private adjudication proceedings. Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson (played by Nicole Kidman in Bombshell) has been

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DEI: Inclusion Initiatives

We met director Tom Verica (Umbrella Academy, Bridgerton) a few years ago. Mr. Verica is Senior Creative Production Advisor for Shondaland, makers of Bridgerton. Shondaland is involved as a partner on the Women Directing Mentorship program by SeriesFest’s Inclusion Initiative, which seeks to serve creators and future executives. The mentorship

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Strike Avoided, New Agreement

The International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE) avoided a labor strike entering into a three year deal for two labor agreements with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) in October. The vote on these agreements by union members narrowly passed, showing a divide between members

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Banned Books, Penguin and Ebooks

There has been a flurry of coverage in the news this past fall and winter about banning books. According to the American Library Association’s Office for Information Freedom, there is now a 60% year to year increase in book challenges in American schools and libraries. Some experts believe that this

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COVID-19 Small Business Resources (Updating)

“If there is something to be done—do it, without any need to worry; if there’s nothing to be done, worrying about it further will not help.” – His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet This page is provided by MORIN Entertainment Law, as a public service to our clients,

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