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Post Weinstein: How Does Talent Protect Their Right To Profit Participations?
Lantern Entertainment, LLC, which acquired substantially all of the assets of The Weinstein Company in a 363 sale in 2018, has faced numerous objections from actors alleging they are owed unpaid profit participations ...
United States
26 Apr 2019
The U.S. Court Of International Trade Imposes Limits On Commerce's Scope Enforcement Activities
Over the last decade, the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) ...
United States
29 Mar 2019
Sundance 2019: Megadeals Return And Diversity Comes Into Focus
Hollywood made its annual descent upon Park City, Utah, from January 24, 2019 through February 3, 2019, for another year of deal-making at the preeminent indie playground, the Sundance Film Festival.
United States
18 Feb 2019
5G And The Future Of Entertainment
The technology on everyone's mind at this year's CES was 5G. So named because it is the fifth-generation wireless networking technology,
United States
5 Feb 2019
Federal Circuit Clarifies Standard For Public Accessibility Of Printed Publications; Offers Claim Drafting Tips
The Federal Circuit has affirmed the final written decisions of a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (the "Board") panel in six related inter partes review (IPR) proceedings.
United States
23 Nov 2018
Avoiding "The Predator" Controversy: Are Background Checks A Solution?
In August 2018, Twentieth Century Fox (Fox) pulled a scene from the recent The Predator sequel after learning from the film's female star that Steven Wilder Striegel, an actor featured in that scene,
United States
18 Oct 2018
Chinese Foreign Investments In Hollywood
After a record-breaking 2016 for Chinese companies' investments in the film industry, changes to Chinese foreign investment policy have created uncertainty for the future of Hollywood's relationship...
23 Mar 2017
Cameras Roll On Spicer And Miller Discussing 2016 Entertainment Trends And Looking Forward To 2017
Chris Spicer and Alissa Miller, lawyers in Akin Gump's entertainment practice, discuss on-camera some of the trending topics in the entertainment world in 2016 and make predictions on what to expect in 2017.
United States
10 Feb 2017
Is Chinese Investment In The U.S. Film And Entertainment Industry The Next Area Of CFIUS Scrutiny?
U.S. lawmakers recently submitted a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) raising concerns about increased Chinese investments in the U.S. film and entertainment industry.
United States
3 Oct 2016
Variety Quotes Chris Spicer On Implications Of Summer Box Office Slowdown
The article reports that, while the downturn paints a bleak future for moviegoing overall, Spicer also points out the weak prospects will likely affect film financing too.
United States
28 Jul 2016
Christopher Spicer Interviewed By CCTV On Chinese Interest In U.S. Entertainment Industry
PRC state media outlet CCTV has interviewed Akin Gump entertainment and media partner Christopher Spicer on "Mega mergers and the China factor."
United States
25 May 2016
Russia Cuts Its Film Subsidies
The Russian government had declared 2016 "The Year of Cinema," but its recent actions cast doubt on that assertion.
Russian Federation
26 Feb 2016
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