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Netflix is Playing Well In the Sandbox with Theatrical Distributors

June 9, 2017
Netflix is Playing Well In the Sandbox with Theatrical Distributors

According to an article in the Hollywood Reporter, “Cannes: Netflix Takes Robert Pattinson’s ‘Good Time’ for Multiple International Territories”, Netflix is working with theatrical distributors around the world  to stream films online in territories it does not own all rights to. This is a big shift for the company, that has heretofore not been...
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Huayi Signs US Movie Deal

March 18, 2015

  By Niu Yue in New York(China Daily USA) China’s largest private film company has signed an agreement with a yet-announced United States company to fund, co-produce and distribute at least 18 feature films by the end of 2017. Huayi Brothers Media Corp disclosed the deal on Monday in a regulatory stock filing. Variety.com,...
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28 Winning Deposition Strategies

January 13, 2015

FROM THE EXPERT INSTITUTE by Joe Oneil: Following the success of our last article 20 Tips for Writing a Better Expert Report, we took to LinkedIn again to ask the experts about the second keystone of expert witness work: deposition. While an expert report can be written in the comfort of home, on the...
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California’s Film And TV Tax Credit Program Paying Off Economically

June 28, 2011
California’s Film And TV Tax Credit Program Paying Off Economically

California has been a little behind the times when it comes to tax credits and incentives. Many states across the country, including New Mexico, N. Carolina, Michigan, Louisiana among others offer up to 25% or more in tax rebates, credits and incentives. This can offset production and labor costs and save a production budget...
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Renewal of California Tax Credits for Production

June 20, 2011
Renewal of California Tax Credits for Production

California needs all the tools it can get in order to keep film, TV and commercial production in state. Many states throughout the US and countries abroad have active tax credit programs that lure producers, eager to cut costs, to their locale.
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Using Structured Settlements to Help Resolve Legal Disputes in the Entertainment Industry

November 5, 2010
Using Structured Settlements to Help Resolve Legal Disputes in the Entertainment Industry

As a consultant and expert witness in the entertainment industry, the vast majority of cases that cross my desk are for economic damage or loss of wages claims. Most of the cases have been for personal injury, worker’s compensation, copyright infringement and wrongful death, with claims ranging from $250,000 to $90 Million. In all...
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The Entertainment Industry – Points to Evaluate When Considering a Case

August 25, 2010
The Entertainment Industry – Points to Evaluate When Considering a Case

Of the thousands of screenplays written every year, only 450 to 500 of these are "lucky" enough to be made into motion pictures. Of those produced, less than half are released in theatres and of those remaining, only a portion are released directly to DVD. Those released directly to DVD and other media do not...
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