Media Clips

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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June 2017

Podcast: State of the Entertainment and Media Industry

By | June 29, 2017|Categories: Media Clips|

Click here to listen to our latest Media Clips podcast discussing the State of the Entertainment and Media Industry.  Led by GHJ Partner Ilan Haimoff with guest Jeff Cole, Director of the Center for the Digital Future at USC Annenberg School of Communication, this podcast explores the potential game changers for the Film and Television Industry and [...]

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Keeping an Eye on New Media Reporting?

By | June 20, 2017|Categories: Media Clips|

The presence of new media is now more pervasive than ever.  There are literally hundreds of companies that offer “Video-On-Demand” (VOD), “Electronic Sell-Through” (EST) and internet/ad supported streaming (ADSS) services, such as: Apple, In Demand, Amazon, Verizon, ATT, Microsoft, Comcast, DirecTV, Sony, Vudu, Google, Hulu, as well as foreign licensees, such as FilmFlex, Telecine, Sky, [...]

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Crash Course in Vertical Integration and Fin-Syn

By | June 15, 2017|Categories: Media Clips|

By Ilan Haimoff (Partner, Green Hasson Janks) and David Simon (Media Executive, Simon Bros) One of the advantages for a media conglomerate is its ability to leverage synergy between different businesses in their portfolio, resulting in efficiencies, which yield value to the shareholders and consumers.  In the case of television, there is a natural case for [...]

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Protect Your Entertainment Business from the Rising Risk of Fraud

By | June 1, 2017|Categories: Media Clips|

Part two of our two-part series on fraud tackles why establishing an anti-fraud program is so critical for entertainment businesses. Whether your company is an agency, business management firm, law firm, production company, distribution company or other service company, one key question to ask yourself is whether you have any kind of an anti-fraud program.  [...]

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May 2017

Keeping the Risk of Fraud to a Minimum

By | May 25, 2017|Categories: Media Clips|

The recent Hollywood Reporter column “Sorry, I Stole from my Clients,” by a former partner of a business management firm convicted of embezzling over $7 million from his clients, should serve as a wake-up call to entertainment industry professionals on the mounting risk of fraud. I reflect back to previous life as a Chief Audit [...]

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