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Entertainment Litigation

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Entertainment Litigation provides in-depth discussion and analysis of the substantive law regarding the subjects that most frequently arise in entertainment litigation, and provides guidelines, tips and recommendations on how to properly litigate in these areas, on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants, including studios, talent and independent producers and distributors. Also includes sample complaints, briefs, motions and other practice materials. With contributed chapters from top lawyers in the field, Harder and his co-authors tackle virtually all aspects of entertainment litigation, using the most up-to-date substantive law and practice guidelines, including in-depth discussion of the following subject areas: copyright infringement and idea submission, trademark infringement, right of publicity, defamation, anti-SLAPP law, invasion of privacy and stalking, Talent Agencies Act, profit participation and audit claims, labor and employment litigation and insurance law as they relate to the entertainment industries. Discussion focuses on federal law and state-specific laws and procedures in California and New York, and also covers the substantive and procedural law in both Canada and the U.K.

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Charles J. Harder (http://www.hmafirm.com) is co-founder Harder Mirell & Abrams LLP in Los Angeles and practices in all areas of entertainment litigation including right of publicity, right of privacy, defamation, anti-SLAPP, trademark, copyright, profit participation, Talent Agency Act, talent guild matters, employment law and electronic discovery. He represents independent motion picture and television producers and distributors, music, media and Internet companies, as well as actors, writers, and public figures, among other clients. In the area of right of publicity, Mr. Harder has represented Sandra Bullock, Chris Cornell, Cameron Diaz, Clint Eastwood, Kate Hudson, Diane Keaton, Mandy Moore, Michelle Pfeiffer, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Denzel Washington, and the rights holders of Marlon Brando and Humphrey Bogart, among others, in state and federal right of publicity lawsuits. Mr. Harder graduated from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and clerked for Senior U.S. District Judge and Chief Judge Emeritus A. Andrew Hauk in the Central District of California, in Los Angeles.

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"Entertainment Litigation is current, comprehensive, balanced and easily readable -- a must-have for all civil lawyers and judges. Its detailed analysis of complex entertainment legal issues will guide even the most experienced entertainment attorney. For lawyers who might only occasionally handle an entertainment-related matter, Entertainment Litigation provides step-by-step how-to's and understandable case examples. Judges will turn to this treatise as well when issues unique to the entertainment industry arise in their cases. Authored by the most successful and knowledgeable entertainment practitioners, Entertainment Litigation is an invaluable resource." --Hon. Terry B. Friedman (Ret.) "Entertainment Litigation is written by leading litigators experienced in the entertainment industry. As general counsel of one of the studios, I hired a number of them and battled a few others. They know of what they write; they set it forth clearly, enjoyably, and helpfully--for both the experienced and the neophyte." --John Schulman, former General Counsel, Warner Bros. Studios "With contributions from leading practitioners in the field, Entertainment Litigation is a very useful bench book for all lawyers, from those who occasionally handle entertainment matters to those who do so every day. Its chapters cover many substantive topics, from IP law (copyright, trademark, and right of publicity), defamation and anti-SLAPP, to profit participation, the Talent Agencies Act, Labor and Employment, Insurance Coverage, and litigation procedure. It is rare to find so many different topics covered so thoroughly in one book. I will keep my copy close at hand and refer to it regularly." --Scott A. Edelman Co-Chair, Media Entertainment and Technology, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

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