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Spike Lee and Nate Parker face a lawsuit over their 2019 film, “American Skin,” by two independent filmmakers, Selton and Langston Shaw. The Shaw brothers claim that the “America Skin” is “uncannily similar” to a screenplay they submitted to the American Black Films Festival One Screenplay competition in 2017, which put their script into the...
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Cher and Sonny Bono were married from 1967 – 1975, and upon their divorce, they agreed to split the royalties from their songs 50/50. This agreement included their shared hit songs “I Got You Babe” and “The Beat Goes On.” But recently, Bono’s widow, Mary, acting through the Bono Collection Trust, “told Cher she would...
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The 60,000 members of IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees) are on the verge of the first nationwide strike in the 128-year history of the union. 98% of all voting members approved the strike, including all cinematographers, camera operators, set designers, carpenters, hair and makeup artists, animators, and others who say they are “forced...
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Chris Brown and Drake are facing a copyright infringement lawsuit over their 2019 song “No Guidance” by singer Brandon Cooper and producer Timothy ‘Drum’n Skillz’ Valentine. Cooper and Valentine claim the beat, hook, lyrics, and rhythm structure of their 2016 song “I Love Your Dress” was copied for the “No Guidance” song. Cooper and Valentine...
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“Friday the 13th” Screenwriter Victor Miller has successfully gained some rights over the classic film he wrote in the 80s. Specifically, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals awarded domestic rights to the Friday the 13th franchise. The producer who Miller was suing, Sean Cunningham, will retain copyrights over the foreign markets and any intellectual property...
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