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Posts tagged "entertainment industry"

Tarantino continues legal battle with Gawker over leaked script

When people in the entertainment industry come up with ideas they think are worth producing, they often go to friends or colleagues for advice and to see if the idea is worth publishing. But even the most trusted of confidants can let slip a million-dollar idea, which can sometimes lead to litigation in some instances.

The Man of Steel's copyright matter of dissention

Copyright laws apply to the entertainment industry as well as to manufactured products. Entertainment laws can be quite complex. The more popular an entertainer, author, or artist's works or production become, the more people want a piece of them. Copyright contracts must be carefully drafted to ensure that the performer or creator's rights are fully protected. A minor mistake could open up a loophole for someone to infringe upon those rights.

'Hatfields & McCoys' actor sues for injuries, alleged horse abuse

The award-winning History Channel mini-series "Hatfields & McCoys" was set in the late 1800s on the West Virginia/Kentucky border, but it was filmed in Romania. Unlike the members of the historic feuding families, of course, the actors weren't necessarily expert horseback riders. It's customary, therefore, for production companies to provide riding instruction and gentle, well-trained horses.