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[12 Apr 2010 | One Comment ]

The creators of Hannah Montana are suing Disney for $5 Million of backpay!
The entertainment industry loses its glitz and glamour once a contract disputes surfaces. Hidden somewhere in between some buried contract section is a clause that contains terms for who will get compensated for what, and by how much. Lawyers know this, however the artist they represent fall victim to it every time. In the TV biz, there are advancements given around the board in hopes that directors, producers, actors will stay on board to ensure a television show’s success.
You would think Hanah …

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[31 Mar 2010 | No Comment ]

Imagine going to a concert of one of the world’s biggest rock bands and seeing a giant reproduction of your art on stage. L.A.-based artist Dereck Seltzer says in a new lawsuit that it happened to him.  Dereck Seltzer sues Green Day for copyright infringement and unfair competition. Seltzers alleges that Green Day used his artwork in a music video and he was never asked about it nor was he compensated. He says in a complaint filed in federal court in Los Angeles. “They added the cross, but my artwork was …

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[29 Mar 2010 | One Comment ]

Imagine you produce a hit TV show, and it suddenly gets cancelled. You are not worried because other networks want to keep on showing it as reruns and you plan on getting royalties.  When networks buy licenses to show TV series,  the royalties that come from the many networks get really complicated.  The following article does a good job at explaining the “vertical integration” concept. (relax its not a math term)
Source-The Hollywood Reporter
Smallville” just became the latest battleground in the war over vertical integration in Hollywood.
Creators/executive producers Miles Millar and Alfred …

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[25 Mar 2010 | One Comment ]

Written by YM Ousley of Signature 29
Score one for Google, as the internet giant gets a favorable ruling from a European court in its 5-year legal fight with luxury goods maker Louis Vuitton and their parent company LVMH. Louis Vuitton had asserted that Google’s practice of allowing anyone to bid on trademarked names opened the door to the sale of counterfeit items. In the US and the UK, the system even extended the right to advertisers to include trademarked brands within their ads.

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[22 Mar 2010 | One Comment ]

VX FASHION SHOW HERE

The VX Fashion Show information is at  www.vxfashion.com.
Stay tuned for updates regarding designers, check Runwayink.com for additional info. What a great opportunity for the public to come to this event. Fame Appeal will be there as press!

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[21 Mar 2010 | 2 Comments ]

The fruits of four years of labor finally paid off for independent film studio BMB Finishes when its Zelda-based movie, The Hero of Time, was released for public consumption over the internet. Reaction to the film was mixed, but it seemed like everyone appreciated the 1,460 days of hard work that went into the feature-length film’s creation. Apparently, that’s not the case — the movie’s official site was updated, explaining that the studio had come to an agreement with Nintendo to stop distributing …

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[19 Mar 2010 | 2 Comments ]

Is it a good business strategy to incorporate your significant other as a partner in your endeavors? Well Lady Gaga,  (Stephanie Germanotta) and her ex-boyfriend Rob Fusari surely think it is not. Rob Fusari used to be Lady Gaga’s producer way back when. If the relationship between artist and producer end, at what time does the producer stop receiving a royalty check?

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[15 Mar 2010 | One Comment ]

How much does it cost to Droid?

I too  loved carrying my R2D2 lunch box. I remember playing with my big brother’s Millenium Falcon. However I never dreamed that 20 years later I would want a Droid Cellphone! George Lucas might not have dreamed of it either, but he sure is banking on it now!  Yes that is right, Mr. Verizon had to buy a license to use the model name “droid” in order to sell the Motorola phone. Fame Appeal enjoys the legal control a film can have many years …

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[10 Mar 2010 | No Comment ]

I have been told that young Entertainment lawyers look for publicity in every nook and cranny. I am only in Law School and I am using this blog to let people know who I am. (Click on about me page) However, there comes a time in everyone’s life when they just get desperate for attention. Is this what Stephanie G. Ovadia, Esq is looking for when she took Lindsay Lohan as her client?
Fame Appeal doesn’t think Attorney Ovadia is looking for attention. She is demonstrating to the world that, regardless of …

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[7 Mar 2010 | 3 Comments ]

Movie- Music by Prudence …..hasn’t prudence gone through enough in life… my goodness
I just watched Roger Ross Williams the movie maker of the Short film Prudence get his SPOTLIGHT TOTALLY STOLEN… by this fat woman in a purple dress with crazy red hair or purple… i cant believe she just ran up on stage and took it from him like that… totally pulled a Kanye West on him. she totally ruined the moment
I feel so bad for Ross Williams because HE HAD NO IDEA WHAT TO DO.  So much …

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