Month

January 2021
Filmmakers and brothers Oscar Colvin Jr. and Torrance J. Colvin claim that “Django Unchained” was copied from their script’s plot and storyline, “Freedom.” For damages caused by infringement, they ask for “an amount in excess of hundreds of millions of dollars” in the lawsuit, which also lists The Weinstein Company and Columbia Pictures.  “The brothers...
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Along with the Governor’s orders to reduce Covid-19 restrictions, there are new guidelines for reopening film, music, and television production provided by the Los Angeles Department of Public Health. Production companies will be required to do daily COVID-19 screenings, pre-employment testings, and increased use of face coverings, but the new orders allow for shorter quarantine...
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Filmmaker Francesca Gregorini sued Shyamalan and Apple over the show ‘Servant,’ accusing them of “bastardizing” her 2013 film, ‘The Truth About Emanuel,’ a psychological thriller about a woman who forms a relationship with a doll after the death of her infant. The suit claims Shyamalan copied her script for his series, only flipping the point of view,...
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Aaliyah’s estate is in the process of bringing her music to streaming services. Part of his disarray around her business affairs is that each song album was distributed through a different label. Currently, only a handful of her singles are legally available on streaming services. Aaliyah’s estate is “arguably the most popular catalog” not to...
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Kevin Costner has filed a $15M lawsuit against his former business executive, Jim Wilson. The two met in 1983 and built a friendship over the years after Costner hired Wilson to serve as the Executive VP for his production company, TIG Productions, amongst other credits. Reportedly, Wilson made over $35M from his ongoing business relationship...
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