Category Archive: Entertainment Law

Mar 09 2016

A Tale of Two Tapes: Erin Andrews and Hulk Hogan

Sex, lies and videotapes have been playing out in two heavily-watched courtroom cases involving celebrities Erin Andrews and Hulk Hogan. In the Erin Andrews case, a jury has awarded her $55 million as a result of her lawsuit against a Nashville Marriott and a man who took and posted a nude video of her.Andrews was …

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Apr 17 2015

Copyright Lawsuit Filed Against Joss Whedon Over “Cabin In the Woods”

Filmmaker Joss Whedon is being sued for $10 million by a writer who claims they stole his idea for the hit horror film Cabin in the Woods. Writer Peter Gallagher has filed the lawsuit against the Avengers director and his co-writer/director Drew Goddard. In his lawsuit filed this week in Federal Court in California, the …

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Apr 04 2015

Why All Artists Should Incorporate Themselves

I represent a lot of new, up-and-coming, and rising artists, designers and entertainers. One of the first pieces of advice that I give them is that they should incorporate themselves. I tell them that all of my established entertainment and design clients are incorporated. Here are the top three reasons to become a corporation: (1) …

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Mar 11 2015

“Blurred Lines” Verdict Will Blur the Lines of Copyright For Years To Come

Yesterday a federal jury awarded the Estate of Marvin Gaye $7.3 Million finding that the Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams, songwriters of the hit song “Blurred Lines,” had infringed on the Marvin Gaye song “Got to Give it Up.” Even though the judge rejected the Gaye family’s most dangerous argument – – that a song’s …

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