Susan Allison’s article “Welcome Anti-SLAPP Guidance For Calif. Courts, Litigants” was published by Law360.
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 […]
In the May 2017 issue of Los Angeles Lawyer, JMBM tax attorney Brad S. Cohen writes about Tax and Estate Planning for Postmortem Celebrity. “Does a studio have the right to use a celebrity’s image after his or her death? If so, is there any way to plan ahead to avoid the misappropriation of a celebrity […]
Daniel Freedman wrote the op-ed “Twisting the Truth: The NIMBY Opposition to Second Units in L.A.”, published in Planetizen.
Brad Cohen co-wrote the article titled “Tax Residency Issues for Filmmakers, Actors, and Musicians in California” that was published in the Los Angeles Lawyer magazine
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 […]
An article by Barry Haldeman titled, “So Many Movies, So Little Time,” was published by The Malibu Times. The article discusses the reasons why distributors tend to release many films at the end of the year. So many movies, so little time By Barry Haldeman Originally published in The Malibu Times on January 16, 2013 […]
A version of this article was first published in the Malibu Times. Download the PDF: The Malibu Times: Who’s On First? Defining the Roles of Entertainment Representatives I have been asked by the Malibu Times to write a few columns on the current state of the entertainment business. There have been many changes in the […]
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.