FALSE ADVERTISING CAUSED FYRE FESTIVAL TO GO UP IN #FLAMES

By | August 29th, 2017|Entertainment Law, New Media, Production Legal|

by Usman Shaikh Virtually every product or service these days seems to be endorsed by a celebrity.  It’s a common marketing technique; [...]

The Business of Music Festivals

By | June 7th, 2016|Entertainment Law, Production Legal|

by Usman Shaikh The music industry has faced financial hard times in recent years with the emergence of music streaming services [...]

Monetization of Social Media Influence

By | April 3rd, 2016|Entertainment Law, New Media|

by Usman Shaikh Hollywood is an ever-shifting paradigm. From the Studio System during the Golden Age, to independent filmmakers challenging [...]

Optioning a Literary Work for Film Adaptation

By | February 21st, 2016|Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property|

by Usman Shaikh Bret Easton Ellis, author of American Psycho, Roald Dahl, author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and [...]

Intellectual Property Infringement Case Against Jay-Z and Timbaland Gets Dismissed

By | November 4th, 2015|Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property, New Media|

The issue of intellectual property infringement has always been prevalent in the entertainment industry.  Rap moguls Jay-Z and Timbaland were [...]