In the mid 1990s, while riding a wave of box-office hits that propelled him to superstardom, Wesley Snipes undertook a bold initiative: make a film about the Marvel Comics character Black Panther.
The iconic R&B singer/songwriter and actress has been generating awards buzz for her performance as a long-suffering wife and mother in Dee Rees’ critically acclaimed Jim Crow drama Mudbound, which premiered at Sundance and screened again at Toronto this month
By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter A record label aims to stop Fox from using “Empire” and has now filed counterclaims to make it happen. In March, Twentieth Century Fox filed a preemptive lawsuit against a record label doing business as Empire Distribution and denied claims that the hit TV series Empire constituted a trademark […]
By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter Christopher Woodrow, former chief executive of Worldview Entertainment, is fighting hard to have his name restored as a producer on five films including the highly anticipated upcoming Warren Beatty film. And time is of the essence. Woodrow is caught up in a nasty legal fight with former colleagues at Worldview, […]
By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter They, after all, have First Amendment rights too. Who is the anonymous person tweeting that Music Group Macao CEO Uli Behringer engages with prostitutes and evades taxes? The company which supplies audio equipment including loudspeakers, amplifiers and mixers is no closer to finding out after a federal judge in San […]
Here’s what’s happening in entertainment law news. By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter A roundup of entertainment law news including director Albert Hughes still seeking money for the aborted “Motor City.” One of the producers of Walk of Shame, starring Elizabeth Banks, is attempting to defeat a lawsuit alleging a stolen script. The complaint was […]