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I’m a guest on the Nerdist Writer’s Panel Podcast

By June 3, 2014 Posted in Copyright

I’m a guest on the Nerdist Writer’s Panel Podcast I was a guest on the latest episode of the Nerdist Writers Panel podcast along with David Hudgins (Friday Night Lights) and Ben Blacker (Thrilling Adventure Hour).  It was a really great episode with lots of good advice for aspiring (and […]

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By April 18, 2014 Posted in Copyright

I recently received a phone call from a new client.  He had just finished a new screenplay and was worried that someone would release a movie with the same title before he did.  So he wanted me to try to trademark the film’s title so no one else could use […]

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The “Frozen” Trailer Lawsuit Shows The Importance Of Copyright Registration

By March 31, 2014 Posted in Copyright

Today, the Hollywood Report ran a story about a copyright lawsuit involving the movie Frozen. Only the plaintiff was not suing regarding the film.  The suit, filed by aspiring animator Kelly Wilson, alleges that the teaser trailer for Frozen was appropriated from her short animated film titled The Snowman. The […]

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By February 28, 2014 Posted in Copyright

The Academy Awards are only 48 hours away.  So before it begins, here are my Oscar predictions. Please take note that these are NOT my personal choices for who SHOULD win, but are only my guesses as to who WILL win. But if you are entering an Oscar Pool and […]

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