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903, 2016

COAST MAGAZINE, March 2016, Orange County’s Hidden Hollywood

By |March 9th, 2016|Categories: Film, Music, Television, Uncategorized|

  Film producer Judd Funk has worked on more than 300 films that have earned nearly $12.3 billion in box office. Since moving to Orange County, he's come to appreciate coastal living while still going full speed with his Hollywood [...]

2110, 2015

Protecting Your Pitches

By |October 21st, 2015|Categories: Contracts, Film, Television|Tags: , , , , |

    Stories are Stolen Every Day Anyone who’s done well in the entertainment business knows it’s important to cover your intellectual property assets. Story and idea theft is not only common in film and TV, it’s rampant. The best [...]

1308, 2015

Jan Breslauer on LAWYERS, LIARS, AND THE ART OF STORYTELLING by Jonathan Shapiro, in LA Review of Books

By |August 13th, 2015|Categories: Film, Performing Arts, Television, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

https://lareviewofbooks.org/review/true-stories   True Stories Lawyers, Liars, and the Art of Storytelling author: Jonathan Shapiro publisher: American Bar Association pub date: 10.01.2014 pp: 281 tags: Law Jan Breslauer on Lawyers, Liars, and the Art of Storytelling WHEN I WAS ABOUT 12, [...]

2407, 2015

Pay to Play: Should Actors Become Investors?

By |July 24th, 2015|Categories: Contracts, Film, Television|Tags: , , , , |

THE SETUP Usually the scams at the highest levels of the entertainment business are different from those at the lower levels. The producer of $100M+ films doesn’t work from the same playbook as a guy trying to make his first [...]

2406, 2015

Artists and Writers Beware: Works Made for Hire

By |June 24th, 2015|Categories: Contracts, Music, Performing Arts, Theater|Tags: , , , , |

  How can you lose something you didn’t even know you had? If that something is a copyright, you can lose it in the time it takes to sign a contract. And if that contract defines the work you’re about [...]

1703, 2015

Do You Need to Get the Rights to Their Life Story?

By |March 17th, 2015|Categories: Contracts, Film, Television|Tags: , , , , , |

  Ever run across someone whose life seemed ripe to be made into a movie? Typically, when such a story hits the media, there’s a scramble to get the rights. But what exactly does that mean? And more to the [...]