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When Stars Sue Studios: The Truth About Profit Participation Cases (Guest Column)

For the last month, profit participant lawsuits have been the talk of the town (or at least a corner of it). In our practice litigating profit participation suits, we often encounter talent, talent lawyers, and other dealmakers who share some of the same misperceptions — and they are, in many ways, closer to the issues […]
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    Power Lawyers: New York Nominations Are Open

    Do you know a New York Power Lawyer? Now’s the time to nominate them for The Hollywood Reporter‘s feature highlighting the most influential attorneys in the entertainment industry who are based on the East Coast. This feature is an extension of the long-running Power Lawyers franchise and focuses on NYC-area attorneys — with an emphasis […]

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    Hollywood Power Lawyers to Launch New Firm in 2022

    Four top talent attorneys from two of Hollywood’s premier boutiques are leaving their firms to start a new venture. Matthew Johnson, P.J. Shapiro and Gregory Slewett of Ziffren Brittenham and Tara Kole of Gang Tyre Ramer Brown & Passman are launching a new firm in 2022, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The details are still […]

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    Britney Spears’ Conservatorship: An End Is in Sight, But Maybe Not Soon

    Britney Spears’ conservatorship is seemingly one step closer to an end now that her father has filed a petition seeking to terminate it, but there’s likely still a long road ahead and many questions that need to be answered before that can happen. Still, her team is celebrating the development after repeatedly calling for Jamie […]

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When Stars Sue Studios: The Truth About Profit Participation Cases (Guest Column)

For the last month, profit participant lawsuits have been the talk of the town (or at least a corner of it). In our practice litigating profit participation suits, we often encounter talent, talent

Power Lawyers: New York Nominations Are Open

Do you know a New York Power Lawyer? Now’s the time to nominate them for The Hollywood Reporter‘s feature highlighting the most influential attorneys in the entertainment industry who are based…

Hollywood Power Lawyers to Launch New Firm in 2022

Four top talent attorneys from two of Hollywood’s premier boutiques are leaving their firms to start a new venture. Matthew Johnson, P.J. Shapiro and Gregory Slewett of Ziffren Brittenham and…

Britney Spears’ Conservatorship: An End Is in Sight, But Maybe Not Soon

Britney Spears’ conservatorship is seemingly one step closer to an end now that her father has filed a petition seeking to terminate it, but there’s likely still a long road ahead and many…

Nevermind That Nirvana Child Pornography Lawsuit, Attorneys Say

The naked swimming baby on the iconic Nirvana Nevermind cover is now a 30-year-old man — and he’s suing just about everyone connected to the album with claims that the photo amounts to…

How the ‘Black Widow’ Battle Could Break the Mold on Hollywood Dealmaking

When Scarlett Johansson sued Disney on July 29 over her Black Widow pay, one community in Hollywood took the development especially personally: the ranks of transactional attorneys who…

In the Britney Spears Case, It’s Time to Negotiate

No, Britney is not free. At least not yet. The acknowledgment from Jamie Spears, the singer’s father, that he doesn’t believe a public battle over his continued service as conservator is in…

Is an MLB Mascot About to Change Hollywood’s Future?

Hollywood once got the most unlikely visitor — a freak of evolution, a creature from the Galapagos Islands, and the only professional baseball mascot to ever star in a feature film (even if his…

Can Fox News Really Be Sued for Vaccine Misinformation? (Guest Column)

Studies indicate much of the vaccination gap in America is due to political partisanship. Take The Kaiser Family Foundation’s July 8 report which showed counties that voted for Joe Biden in the…

Gerard Butler Sues Over ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ Profits

In a lawsuit filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Gerard Butler alleges being owed at least $10 million from the success of Olympus Has Fallen, the 2013 blockbuster about an assault on…

Bob Dylan Beats Lawsuit Over $300M Songs Sale

Bob Dylan can rest easy that he won’t have to hand over a portion of his $300 million sale of his entire song catalog to Universal Music. On Friday, a New York judge rejected a…

Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Black Widow’ Lawsuit Is Game-Changing, But May Be Legally Weak

The rollout of a big lawsuit in Hollywood doesn’t always speak to its chances of success, but then again, this is a town that obsesses over public image, and there are absolutely times when…