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Warner Bros. Gets Damages, Injunction for Movie Content Infringement

January 4, 2017

The case is Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc., et al. v. X One X Productions, dba X One X Movie Archives, Inc., et al., Case No. 15-3728 (8th Cir., Nov. 1, 2016) (Gruender, J). Warner owns registered copyrights in the films Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, and the cartoon Tom and Jerry. Defendant obtained restored versions of […]

New Indie Film Law podcast coming 2017

December 6, 2016

Are you searching for a good source of information and inspiration for your creative works. Whether you work in film, television, digital audio-visual and related art and entertainment endeavors, you’ll find something useful in our forth coming podcast: “Indie Film Law Podcast.” Original, I know. The content will be. Subscribe through iTunes.   Have a […]

DigiExam raises $3.5 million to bring digital exams to schools — VentureBeat

May 6, 2016

DigiExam, a startup that’s setting out to digitize academic exams, has raised $3.5 million to grow internationally and establish itself as the de facto provider of digital exams and assessments. DigiExam is a cloud-based (naturally) platform that merges the offline/online world and promises cheat-proof closed-book exams, with a lockdown feature that prevents students from browsing… via […]

February 2, 2016

NEWS (press release) (blog) Sundance 2016: 17 most anticipated indie films premiering at the festival (press release) (blog) Sundance Film Festival 2016 gets underway today and it is set to be put some great independent films from all around the world in the spotlight. Huffington Post The Fellowship Of The Film Huffington Post Waller: We were this indie film, so you […]

Indie Film Updates

December 3, 2015

Small indie films look beyond theatrical release Livemint “Most people still don’t see indie films as a viable option,” Mustafa said. “And not many distributors are willing to put money in them.” 25th Gotham Awards put ‘Spotlight’ on indie films Albany Times Union (blog) The 25th annual Gotham Independent FilmAwards were given out last night in Manhattan and for the third […]

Indie Film News Roundup

April 10, 2014

Meet the Boise Film Underground, a Band of Indie Filmmakers Hard at Work in Idaho Indie Wire (blog) Thriving in the burgeoning heart of Idaho’s cinema scene is the Boise Film Underground, a collective of hard-working, independent-minded filmmakers. Michel Gondry’s next film is about teenage runaways A.V. Club DC Michel Gondry’s next film is about […]

The Beckoning Silence (2007) Documentary Film.Director: Louise Osmond

January 19, 2014

Originally posted on teeterboard:
    In The Beckoning Silence, Joe Simpson–whose amazing battle for survival featured in the multi-award winning “Touching the Void”–travels to the treacherous North Face of the Eiger to tell the story of one of mountaineerings most epic tragedies. As a child, it was this story and that of one of…

Your reckless abuse of the Oxford comma is furthering the demise of the English language

January 6, 2014

Originally posted on Squirrel Thoughts:
Oxford comma-nistas around the world are having a heyday over a recent push alert sent by Sky News, which they believe is the end-all, be-all argument in favor of their precious punctuation mark. Now, let’s be clear: The Oxford comma is necessary in this “sentence” as it’s written. Obviously, there…

Paul Walker’s Tragic Death Underscores Filmmakers’ Need for Key Man Insurance

December 13, 2013

News of Paul Walker’s death was tragic and unsettling. As an avid car enthusiast, I am a big fan of the “Fast” franchise of adrenaline pumping car chase movies. I’m sure I join his many fans in mourning our loss. Which got me thinking about whether the installment of the film franchise in which he […]

Upcoming Entertainment Law Seminar

May 24, 2013

Chicago’s leading Entertainment Law firm, Leavens, Strand, Glover & Adler, is pleased to announce its inaugural Entertainment Law Seminar: What In-House Lawyers Must Know About Exploiting Creative Content