Upcoming changes to labor laws in California may significantly affect the process of engaging talent in the entertainment industry. Studios, agents and other representatives should be aware of the challenges and obligations presented by these new laws so that they do not find themselves in violation of them. Signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown […]
Download this article as a PDF: Copyright Termination — Get Rights Back and Perhaps Get Back to Work! Introduction to Termination What with remakes and sequels constituting so much of what fills the theatres and television programming these days, it is difficult to fathom why literary authors and their representatives are not more aggressively tracking and […]
Download the PDF: Marvel Prevails in Copyright Termination Case: Famous artist Jack Kirby found to have created his comic drawings as a “work made for hire” In what can fairly be interpreted as a favorable decision for any business whose success depends upon copyrighted intellectual property, on August 8, 2013, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals […]
David Stern’s article, “‘Modern Family’ Cast Invokes ‘Seven-Year Rule,’” was published in the Daily Journal. The article discusses the lawsuit filed by the cast members of “Modern Family,” which sought to invalidate their services agreements.