Entertainment Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 2

Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 14, 2011 – Concert backdrops are a big, expensive element to a musician or band’s live concert. Backdrops set the mood of the concert and can be ingrained in the concertgoer’s memory as a big part of the night. From trick lighting elements to fire and pyrotechnics, graphics and props, concert backdrops are a big business. “When musicians enlist the works of others to showcase art, graphics, or videos they must sign appropriate agreements so that copyright laws are upheld,” said Los Angeles copyright attorney Anthony Spotora, of Spotora & Associates, P.C. A […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 12, 2011 – Hollywood is all about making a deal to get a good story for a movie or TV show that will rake in the big bucks. The story of the 33 Chilean miners and their exclusive life story rights were just purchased by producer Mike Medavoy, who recently produced “Shutter Island” and “Black Swan”. The miners’ attorney, Chilean Guillermo Carey, said that the men wanted the intricate details of their ordeal to remain secret until a proper offer was made. Undoubtedly, they were approached by many, but Medavoy ultimately landed the […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) June 1, 2011 – Imagine turning on the TV one night to enjoy an episode of CSI. As the show progresses the storyline feels familiar. Just like the characters on CSI, you and your wife are a pair of married real estate agents. As the show unfolds, the couple remembers that three years ago they had dealt with a Hollywood TV writer who was interested in buying a home where they represented the seller. After researching more about the CSI episode “Deep Fried and Minty Fresh” that aired as episode 13 of the show’s […]


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Musicians take their work very seriously. However, they also need to take the legal protection of their compositions seriously according to Los Angeles entertainment lawyer, Anthony Spotora. Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 22, 2010 – Music is everywhere in the world of entertainment: Movies, television, radio advertisements and commercials. There is always a need for top-notch songs and artists. “For an upcoming composer, licensing music is a vital step in growing a career,” said Anthony Spotora, a Los Angeles entertainment attorney. “Licensing music means that your creation is not only protected from illegal use but can also bring […]


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Music publishing is a complex process that requires extensive knowledge of business practices and copyright law. A music publisher can help songwriters reap the benefits of their creativity. Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 18, 2010 – While publishing their own music is a viable option for artists, the legal issues involved can be messy and complex. In order to avoid dealing with these issues, many artists turn to music publishers for help. Music publishers perform a variety of different functions for songwriters, as they have the expertise required to manage licenses and collect royalties. One of the most […]


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