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Category: Entertainment Law

DEI: Netflix

Last October, Netflix took action against a staffer who allegedly leaked confidential information to the press. As a result, public outcry ensued over the amount paid to world renowned comedian Dave Chapelle for a special distributed by Netflix that contained content addressing the trans community. A staffer walkout organized, inspiring

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Battle Over Pulp Fiction

Quentin Tarantino made headlines recently when he sold 1.1mm dollars in NFTs from iconic film, Pulp Fiction, despite efforts by Miramax to stop him in court. Miramax alleges the film auteur made a “money grab,” for the sales while the director asserts that he is working within his “reserved rights,”

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Personal Rights On Twitter

Last fall, Twitter announced that it would ban posting pictures or videos featuring private individuals. The aim of this new user policy is to incentivize avoiding sexual harassment and/or invasions of privacy by empowering its victims with an efficient online remedy for removal. Noting that, the misuse of private media

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Entertainment Law Resources

International Organizations Art Loss Register Art Recovery International British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) Centre d’Analyses et de Recherche en Art et Archéologie Europa Nostra Festival de Cannes Independent Film & Television Alliance International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE) International Confederation

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Animation Workers Antitrust Litigation

The Case of Wage Fixing in the Animation Industry and its Implications Introduction by the Needy Animator Personally, this topic has been of big interest to me as an artist, especially with how the outcome of this case could really determine the standards of the animation industry and how artists

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Got Consent? Legal Issues in Film, Pt. 5: The Music

This article speaks about motion pictures in metaphor: making a motion picture is akin to constructing a house. The story lays the foundation, the script forms the blueprint, the players are builders, and the production is the build site. Music is paint, weaving tapestries of sound into the screen, framing

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Got Consent? Legal Issues in Film, Pt. 4: The Production

The production is the center of action. It is the logical next step because it cannot exist without players, who come to life with a script, which is built upon a story. Before principal photography begins, a production needs permission to film on location, real people, places, or things, and

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Got Consent? Legal Issues in Film, Pt. 3: The Players

If the story lays the foundation, and the script forms a blueprint, then the players build the motion picture. Players are writers, directors, actors, producers, casting directors, composers, and crew. Employment agreements between the production company and creators define the nature of the relationships. They contain key provisions, the most

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Got Consent? Legal Issues in Film, Pt. 2: The Script

If the story is the foundation of a film, then the script is the blueprint because it guides content. Any content not cleared runs a risk of violating rights, which can prevent the film’s distribution. To acquire errors and omissions coverage, scripts must be cleared. A producer begins clearance not

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Got Consent? Legal Issues in Film, Pt. 1: The Story

I was standing in the Filmmaker’s Lounge at the Highland Inn Ballroom when the message crept into view. “Got Consent?” I guffawed, thinking, what a perfect question to ask at a film festival. Stopping the woman wearing the tee shirt, I stated, “You are wearing a fitting message for a

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