Netflix may be on the outs with the Writers Guild, but has had better luck in its negotiations with SAG-AFTRA. The SAG-AFTRA National Board just approved resoundingly a newContinue Reading Netflix Closes Deal with SAG-AFTRA
The consolidation trend in Hollywood continues with the closing of another big merger. The long-gestating acquisition of talent agency ICM Partners by its rival CAA closed today. The deal was…Continue Reading And Then There Were Three: CAA-ICM Merger Closes
The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari to review the Second Circuit’s inconsistent application of the fair use doctrine when it comes to copyrighted art. The case at issue assesses…Continue Reading A Royal Circuit Split: Supreme Court Will Decide on “Prince Series” Copyright Controversy
The Animation Guild (TAG) is on a roll. The union very recently announced a settlement with the AMPTP, the studios’ bargaining representative, on a new blanket contract, up for a…Continue Reading Animation Guild Posts Further Gains
After coming perilously close to its first strike since 1945, the below-the-line union IATSE ratified an accord with producers in November, 2021. The new Basic and Videotape Agreements covered most…Continue Reading Animation Guild, Studios Sing in Toon with New Deal
In a unanimous decision, the US Supreme Court has brought to a close an 83-year quest by the family of Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany to recover a stolen painting.
Continue Reading Supreme Court Grants Win to Victims of Nazi Art Theft
IATSE, the union representing below-the-line production workers from cinematographers and editors to grips and hair stylists, has moved a crucial step closer to its first strike since 1945. In a…
Continue Reading IATSE Members Overwhelmingly Vote Yes on Strike Authorization
We are not out of the woods yet.
Just as Hollywood was coping with the early effects of the pandemic, it barely avoided a Writers Guild strike. After a…
Continue Reading Gaffers, Grips Going, Gone as IATSE Threatens Walkout
The lawsuit brought by Scarlett Johansson against The Walt Disney Co. has struck Hollywood like a thunderclap. The litigation arises out of Disney’s decision to release Black Widow concurrently in…
Continue Reading Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney over “Black Widow” Streaming Release
Copyright in characters is not a new concept but it can take interesting twists. We saw this recently when litigation over the Netflix movie Enola Holmes raised the question just…
Continue Reading Comic Publishers No Heroes to Artists Seeking NFT Score