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February 2018
This week, we are featuring The Hollywood Lawyer’s very own Lead Entertainment Attorney, David Yung Ho Kim and his brand new book – The Film & TV Actor’s Pocket Lawyer. This is the first book from David and the first legal resource specifically designed for actors! You can currently purchase The Film & TV Actor’s Pocket Lawyer for...
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Frank Ocean has filed a lawsuit against producer Om’Mas Keith, alleging that the producer is looking to take co-writing credit for songs on Blonde that he did not contribute songwriting on. Keith, who previously collaborated with Ocean on Channel Orange, was listed on performance royalties organization ASCAP’s database as a co-writer on multiple Blonde tracks, including “Nights,“ “Pink + White,” “Ivy,” and more....
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TMZ reports that visual artist Lina Iris Viktor has now filed a copyright lawsuit over Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s video for “All the Stars,” the lead single for Black Panther: The Album. The legal action comes a week after she first came forward claiming that her work was copied without permission. In a New York Times piece published on February 11, Viktor and her lawyer claimed that the artist had...
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This week, we are shining the spotlight on one of The Hollywood Lawyer clients, artist and extremely talented creator, Eros Zhao. Chinese-American artist Eros Zhao is a multi-talented creator of works ranging from Chinese ink paintings, calligraphy, oil paintings, print making, sculptures, porcelain and metal casting. He is also experienced as a fashion designer, filmmaker,...
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A California judge has thrown out a copyright lawsuit filed against Taylor Swift. Songwriting duo Sean Hall and Nathan Butler alleged that Swift stole lyrics from their 2000 song Playas Gon’ Play, written for the US girl group 3LW, for her 2014 hit Shake It Off. The 3LW hit includes the lyrics, “Playas, they gonna play...
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