On November 2nd, 2020, Justice Andrew Nicol of the High Court of England and Wales handed down judgement in Depp II v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Anor  EWHC 2911 (QB) with the world watching. In what is arguably the largest and most high profile case since the … [Read more...] about On Stranger Tides: What effect will Depp’s loss in the UK courts have on his claim against Heard in the States?
Loren Cheri Shokes received her J.D. from Harvard Law School (2017), her B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of California, Los Angeles (2013), and is the author of Life After Death: How to Protect Artists’ Post-Mortem Rights, 9 Harv. J. Sports & Ent. L. 27 and Note, … [Read more...] about Music, Fashion, Sports, and Entertainment Amidst the Pandemic: About the Author
On Thursday, October 29th, 2020, JSEL sat down with a legendary practitioner in the entertainment industry — Bruce Tobey, head of the Entertainment and Media Practice at O’Melveny and Myers. Mr. Tobey is a highly regarded entertainment transactions lawyer with more than a … [Read more...] about Interview with Bruce Tobey, Head of O’Melveny’s Entertainment and Media Practice
By Stuart N. Brotman Matt Lauer and Louis C.K. may be the latest answers on Jeopardy. But here is the real question: How do you control talent behavior in the entertainment and media fields? This inquiry has been posed for over 80 years now. When Hollywood had a studio system … [Read more...] about Convicting Celebrities: How the Morals Clause Continues to Shape American Culture
On July 17, 2014, Douglas Jordan-Benel sued Universal Studios, United Talent Agency and screenplay writer, James Demonaco, claiming the movie The Purge is based on his screenplay, Settler’s Day. Jordan-Benel alleges in his complaint that he submitted his screenplay for … [Read more...] about Court is not Ready to Purge Lawsuit