Kathryn Arnold, Entertainment ExpertHello, my name is Kathryn Arnold. I am an award winning film producer and executive with over 20 years experience in the entertainment industry, specializing in film development, finance, production, distribution, and international sales.  As a producer and a consultant, my mission is to provide insider access to those who are looking to successfully navigate the complex landscape of Hollywood’s talent, financing and distribution worlds.  It’s a tricky arena, and I want to share my knowledge of having produced a variety of forms of media, including film, television, live streaming and documentary specials.  In addition to producing and consulting, I serve as an expert witness on cases involving entertainment industry related issues in both State and Federal courts.  Those issues include loss of wages, economic damages, economic forecasting, breach of contract, chain of title and intellectual property rights among others. It is my goal to provide intelligent, substantial and compelling consultation and testimony that leads to a beneficial and responsible resolution for my clients.

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Economic Damages: A Case Study – The Actor

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The large majority of lawsuits involving individuals in the entertainment industry revolve around lost wages or fees. These claims can often allege millions of dollars in lost earnings depending on the role the person plays within the industry. Given the exorbitant amount that some actors, writers, directors, and producers can earn, it’s easy to understand why these claims get made so often. However, the operative word in this scenario is some, as only a select group of individuals in...
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Movies Aimed at Teenage Girls Bring Box Office Bank

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In a recent interview with Conrad Wilson on American Pubic Radio’s “Marketplace” I shared my thoughts on the recent box office successes of girl driven teenage movies. For more on the topic, please read on. The Fault in the Stars, a teen drama about two young lovers bonded by Cancer was number one at the box office last weekend and beat out films such as Edge of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise. Now the question everyone is asking is: how...
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‘Avengers’ and ‘Star Wars’ Sequels to Fight For Box Office Supremacy

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To paraphrase the great Yoda, have a nerdy new year, you will. The geeks shall inherit the multiplex, if not the earth, in 2015 with sci-fi and other speculative fiction releases blasting into theaters like so many shots from the Death Star. And trust a lady who calls herself the Pop Culture Professor to consider this triumph of the geek as downright chic. “It’s looking very sexy, if I can say that,” said Rebecca Housel, a pop culture expert...
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Transmedia Infusion…Are Indie Film Distributors’ Days Numbered?

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Hollywood’s move into the OTT/direct to consumer service, seen by HBO and potentially Showtime and Starz, is both inevitable and a game changer. As more and more consumers cut the cord and view their programing direct from the creator —as seen for the last several years on YouTube— and now on Netflix, Amazon Prime and others, it makes sense for the major content creators like HBO to follow suit. Developing an OTT service, or partnering with a Multi Channel...
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