Media Clips

December 2017

Will MoviePass Bring Moviegoers Back to Theaters?

By | December 14, 2017|Categories: Media Clips, Uncategorized|

With the new age of digital streaming and an abundant amount of on-demand content available for  24/7 consumption, many consumers have opted to stay at home on a Friday night binging on television series and movies as opposed to the traditional theater viewing experience.  One attempt to draw moviegoers back into theater seats is the [...]

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November 2017

5 Things That Keep Independent TV and Motion Picture Production Companies Up At Night

By | November 30, 2017|Categories: Media Clips|

By Ilan Haimoff (Partner, Green Hasson Janks) and Jonathan Blinderman Cash Flow Management The complexity of the business and the its volatile nature can make it a challenge to predict the timing of license fees, tax credits and other cash receipts. Additionally, CFOs must manage expectations of profit participants, investors, vendors, consultants and subcontractors. Unexpected expenses [...]

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An Inside Look At Today’s Movie Business

By | November 9, 2017|Categories: Media Clips|

Click here to listen to Green Hasson Janks Partner Ilan Haimoff and USC Associate Professor of Cinema Practice Jason E. Squire discuss globalization, independent distribution and other key trends impacting the film industry. They will also discuss key findings from the Fourth Edition of The Movie Business Book.  

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The 5 Top Emerging Licensing and Brand Promotion Growth Areas for the Entertainment Industry

By | November 2, 2017|Categories: Media Clips|

By Danny Simon (CEO, The Licencing Group LTD) and Ilan Haimoff (Partner, Green Hasson Janks) Film And Television Brand Integration And Cross Promotion Opportunities With more and more subscribers and viewers skipping commercials on their or similar technologies, advertisers are looking for new and creative ways to get their brand recognition and message across to [...]

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October 2017

California State University Entertainment Alliance and Inspiring Future Leaders

By | October 16, 2017|Categories: Media Clips|

Did you know that Gwen Stefani, Eva Longoria, Jeffrey Tambor, Annette Bening, Kathleen Kennedy, Peter Casey, Steven Spielberg, among many other leaders in the entertainment industry, graduated from a CSU campus? CSU continues to foster and develop the next generation of leaders in our entertainment industry. As a CSUN graduate and a member of the [...]

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5 Things to Consider Before Bringing a Profits or Other Claim Against a Major Studio

By | October 5, 2017|Categories: Media Clips|

Author: Ronald Nessim (Principal, Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks, Lincenberg, Rhow) 1) Pre-Litigation Audit As a litigator, I am often approached by the talent’s transactional lawyer and asked to evaluate the talent’s potential claims against a major studio. While many claims, e.g., vertical integration and first opportunity rights, are more contractual than accounting in [...]

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September 2017

How Businesses Can Recover From Hurricane Harvey

By | September 7, 2017|Categories: Media Clips|

As a Houston native, the recent tragedies brought on by Hurricane Harvey are very personal to me. While I think about the devastation my friends and family are going through in Southeast Texas, I am aware that an important part of the healing process is recovery. Once everyone is safe they will need to get [...]

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August 2017

Loan-Out Company: Can I Benefit From This?

By | August 10, 2017|Categories: Media Clips|

A loan-out company is a business entity in which an individual is the sole owner as well as the employee who furnishes their personal services to outside production companies. It is very common for performers and high income earners in the entertainment industry to form a loan-out corporation or a limited liability company in order [...]

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July 2017

VIRTUAL REALITY: A New Age of Entertainment

By | July 13, 2017|Categories: Media Clips|

As the entertainment industry is constantly evolving, the latest hot emerging markets involve virtual reality. While major motion picture studios previously dabbled with 3D exhibition of feature films, Hollywood is now on a mission to fully immerse the audience into the realm of virtual reality (“VR”). The goal of VR is to transform traditional viewing [...]

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