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Here’s what’s happening in entertainment law news. By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter A quarter century of legal mania over the famed singer takes an explosive turn. In a long, complicated fight over the music of Nina Simone, the legendary singer and songwriter who died in 2003, all hell has broken loose. Sony Music has […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter The newly released documents buttress a report issued late last month detailing how an immigration director was swayed with respect to hundreds of millions of dollars in film and TV investments under the EB-5 visa program. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general has released hundreds of pages […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter Victoria Rowell says she went to “Herculean efforts” to reprise her role as Drucilla on “The Young and the Restless,” including communicating with Leslie Moonves and Michael Lynton. Victoria Rowell, who played Drucilla Barber Winters on The Young and the Restless for 14 years, has filed an entertaining if […]

By Austin Siegemund-Broka, The Hollywood Reporter The studio has hired WilmerHale to represent it in several cases filed over the recent hack Sony Pictures is readying its defenses for the slew of class-action lawsuits filed against it over the recent hack into employees’ personal information. The studio has hired attorneys from WilmerHale to defend it in […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter The complaint says that the studio went on a public relations campaign rather than give employees notice about the scope of the breach It’s officially a class-action parade as yet another complaint — the third this week after others filed on Monday and Tuesday — has been filed against […]

Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter A federal judge previously ruled that Universal Music and Sony/ATV had to be “all in” or “all out” For the past year, there’s been an ongoing mystery in the music industry over whether Universal Music and Sony/ATV would withdraw their song catalogues from ASCAP and BMI. This is a big […]

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By Rodney Carmichael, Creative Loafing Photo:  Sony/Adult Swim The creator of a subversive animated series about a black family negotiating racial politics in the Obama Age gets his show hijacked by greedy network execs who masquerade its return as the real deal. Sounds like the kind of conspiratorial plot that would make for a perfect episode […]