Entertainment Law

Athletes and other celebrities often benefit from endorsement deals, but it’s important that they do so in a manner that protects them and their reputation they have worked so hard to build. This is where the nuts and the bolts of an endorsement deal become important. Exceptional athletes [...]

Entertainment Law

Actor TJ Miller claims that the cab driver who he allegedly assaulted was blowing the allegations up in an attempt to make money off of him, according to The Hollywood Reporter. A not-so-smooth rideshare In December, the “Silicon Valley” star was arrested in Los Angeles for battery. [...]

Entertainment Law

One of the world’s most popular and long-running horror film series, “Friday the 13th,” and its production companies, Manny Company, Horror Inc. and Georgetown Productions, have found themselves in the midst of a heated legal debate as to who owns the rights to the franchise. [...]

Entertainment Law

Even talent agreements with the entertainment industry’s most well-known recording artists aren’t safe from copyright infringement lawsuits. Messy lawsuit A federal lawsuit filed in a New Orleans courthouse in early February is aimed at superstar Beyoncé—and is seeking damage claims [...]

Entertainment Law

Copyright infringement has always been a difficult legal battle when it involves fan fiction. How do the courts determine “fair use” of intellectual property? A new lawsuit brought on by CBS and Paramount Pictures against a Star Trek fan film may provide an answer—albeit, not one [...]

Entertainment Law

VidAngel, a popular website that allows people to buy censored movies, has lost a court case that will lead to the company coughing up half of its business. Behind the scenes In June of 2016, a number of large entertainment companies like Warner Brothers, Lucasfilm and Disney sued VidAngel for [...]

Entertainment Law

Emmy Rossum, co-star of Showtime’s hit series Shameless recently set the gold standard in entertainment law for how to settle pay equality contract disputes. Never fear a dispute Much has been written about the pay gap between genders, with white women earning $0.78 on every $1.00 a male [...]