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Peter Clitheroe, host of the independent music podcast Suffolk “n” Cool talks to Music and Entertainment Lawyer Todd Murphy about the podcast and getting new music to people worldwide. Todd caught-up with Peter at the famed Rockwood Music Hall on New York’s lower east side during CMJ 2010.

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Aussie Comedy Film Nominated for United Nations Media Peace Prize

Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) September 12, 2004

An Australian comedy short film The Ball that recently screened on Australian TV Network Ten as part of the “Just for Laughs” comedy series has been nominated by the United Nations for a Media Peace prize.

The short stars veteran Australian actor Max Gillies (“Gillies Report”) as a cricket loving Prime Minister Howard and Australian comedienne Gabby Millgate (“Babe Pig in the City”, “Muriel’s Wedding”) as a soccer loving boat person who washes ashore in Australia. The nomination is reportedly the first time a short film, and additionally a comedy short film, has been nominated for the award.

The film is the brainchild of Anny Slater, a Melbourne raised Sydney entertainment lawyer who wrote and directed the film, and who with fellow producers Lily Hamdan and Serafina Froio, has steered the film to success at more that 60 international film festivals since its release in April 2003 including the short listing at the 2004 Oscars as best live action short film and screening at The Hamptons and San Francisco Film Festivals. At San Francisco, the film was a finalist for best short film selected by a panel headed by international director Milos Foreman (“Amadeus”). It also played at the Santa Fe Film Festival alongside such films as Nicole Kidman’s “The Human Stain” and at the Montreal Comedy “Just for Laughs” Festival with Carl Reiner’s film “The Man with Two Brains”.

The St Johns Film Festival, Canada said of the film “…a sign of artistic maturity is the ability to look at the world with razor-sharp wit…. The Ball is a hilarious homage to and critique of Jane Campion’s The Piano, …. In a few brilliantly crafted images, The Ball manages to score major laughs of recognition, as the mute heroine, Ada, travels to New Zealand to meet her new husband with her Scottish terrier and her soccer ball. Mistaking refugee-challenged Australian Prime Minister John Howard for her husband, Ada must deal with his strange demands and the loss of her precious ball. Need we say more?”

Ms Slater said, “The Ball is a kind of ‘natural response’ for me to the distressing Australian and international events of the last 2 years. Comedy is most often the most effective method of highlighting serious issues. I’m just glad it translates to audiences locally and in other countries so they can laugh today and think about the underlying issues tomorrow.”

The Media Peace Awards will be announced in October 2004

For production stills, further information or interviews, please contact Anny Slater on +61 (0)411 283 776 or press@moondancepictures.com .

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The Eagles Have Landed: Lawyers Take Over Hollywood

(PRWEB) July 5, 2005

Variety chief editor Peter Bart always had the feeling that “the folks who had it best in this town were the lawyers. They make the big bucks, control the top talent and exude an aura of invincibility. Agents may defect and management companies may capsize, but the legal eagles quietly ply their trade and collect their bills.”

And boy, was he right.

Without a boss, a budget to hit, or box office to worry about, is there a single reason for entertainment lawyers to defect from their unbeatable ranks?

Yet, several prominent counselors are increasingly relinquishing established client bases to turn into Studio executives, independent producers or talent agents. And when they do, they come back stronger than ever, like former SONY prexy Alan J. Levine.

Others hit the heights of the Studio system, like Warner CEO Barry Meyer.

And look – Peter Guber, Tom Pollock and Arthur Krim were all lawyers before running a Studio, even Stacey Snider and Tom Rothman both have law degrees.

And here’s some more that are making the leap.

Loeb & Loeb partner John Dellaverson, responsible among other things for expanding the firm’s European outreach, is now the producer at Lions Gate, behind sleeper hits like “Diary of Mad Blackwoman”.

Another Loeb & Loeb’s expatriate, former Catch 23 co-founder and president – Jeremy Barber, recently signed in at United Talent Agency to serve as an agent in the motion picture department.

After fifteen years at Troop Steuber Pasich Reddick & Tobey, Bruce Tobey segued as EVP at Paramount Pictures in 2001, and is now responsible for corporate development, information systems and digital entertainment at the Studio.

What’s more, the “lawyer escape syndrome” is starting to affect overseas practitioners.

With multiple bar memberships in his roster and a unique blend of European and U.S. business experience, Giovanni Pedde was appointed Paramount TV’s head of European Operations in 1998 and handed over four major distribution territories as well as production support duties.

Olswang’s Charles Moore became Fox Searchlight’s head of legal affairs in 1997, and only recently did he bring back his corporate know-how to UK media firm Wiggin.

Cameron McCracken, deputy managing director of Pathe in London, was also one of Olswang’s most notable attorneys, before landing executive production assignments such as Danny Boyle’s “Millions”.

And the list will continue, as entertainment lawyers keep bouncing back and forth between legal powerhouses and key production, programming and distribution posts in the industry. And what’s more, they’ll do it with unprecedented flexibility in handling the commercial and creative angles of their corporate jobs.

The metamorphosis is a natural evolution of what has been an established trend in the recording industry.

“These lawyers have used their negotiating skills, mental acuity, networking skills, and business savvy to elevate them in what seems like a natural progression of ability,” – recently said a commentator – “Over the last few decades, many of the major labels have promoted or hired lawyers to head up major divisions of their companies.”

And in the film industry – “We’re seeing a great number of managers that have taken over, that either come from a legal background or a business background,” adds economic reporter Richard Natale.

While the big Hollywood deals continue to be handled by longtime power brokers like Skip Brittenham or Bert Fields, a new breed of practitioners gets ready to jump into the corporate world. Younger and more rampant, equipped with a mix of creative and legal backgrounds, they use law practice as a training before loaning themselves out to Studios, production companies and talent agencies. Always ready to come back to their nest with invaluable know-how and enormously enhanced ties with an industry of potential clients.

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5 Steps for Choosing a Lawyer for an Entertainment Contract

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5 Steps for Choosing a Lawyer for an Entertainment Contract

By: Veronica Lane

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This is my take on this topic, I love doing this and I am extremely passionate about it, but If you want “Real” (yet Free!) Expert Advice about this stuff, that will make you a music industry success beyond your wildest dreams, you have got to read some of the stuff put out by a guy named Ty Cohen, founder of the MusicBizCenter.com/blog sign up for his free material and get more expert information on this topic from their site http://www.MusicContracts101.com . The stuff that they have on this topic are amazing and 99%better then everything else I’ve seen, including the paid stuff!

Other Must View Resources Include ===>>> http://www.MusicContracts101.com/ http://www.MusicIndustrySuccess.com/ and http://www.SellMusicOnlineLikeCrazy.com

Visit all of the sites above for more free information

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There are a few things to consider when signing an entertainment contract. You will need to be alert or you will find yourself bound up in an unfavorable agreement for quite some time. This industry is a large one and has its share of crooks who will readily take advantage of someone who is new to the game. The best course of action is to hire a lawyer who can help you. Here are some steps to help you choose the lawyer that is right for you.

1.    Search for an attorney: Look up entertainment lawyers or attorneys in Google. You will find several websites with some interesting and useful information. Check out the websites carefully and pay attention to details.  Note down some names and get ready to dig deeper.

2.    Check their expertise: They should specialize in these types of contracts, be aware of the ins and outs of the agreement, and be well familiar with this typical law. Reading through the articles on their website will give you a good indication on their expertise. Be careful to note all the information that you find and make small thumbnail sketches of your selected attorneys.

3.    Check out testimonials and previous work: On any good website you will find testimonials. These are valuable insights into who the lawyer has worked for and what they have been involved in.

4.    Rapport-need to get on well with them: Whenever you hire a lawyer for entertainment contracts you should always make initial contact by phone. This will answer immediate questions and give you an indication of how they will respond. A free initial consultation is always good because then you will be able to judge whether you will be able to work with them. Hiring one of these lawyers will be part of your long term goals for your music career, so you do not want to make any mistakes. This agreement may be your first but with a good lawyer on your side you can look forward to many more. This means that you will be looking for a long term business relationship with your attorney.

5.    Check your budget: Before you sign any entertainment contracts you will need to check your budget. You do not want to hire cheap inferior lawyers but at the same time you will need to be sure that you can afford to pay your lawyer. As mentioned you want to hire your lawyer as a long term arrangement and you will want to be sure that money is not an obstacle.

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This is my take on this topic, I love doing this and I am extremely passionate about it, but If you want “Real” (yet Free!) Expert Advice about this stuff, that will make you a music industry success beyond your wildest dreams, you have got to read some of the stuff put out by a guy named Ty Cohen, founder of the MusicBizCenter.com/blog sign up for his free material and get more expert information on this topic from their site http://www.MusicContracts101.com . The stuff that they have on this topic are amazing and 99%better then everything else I’ve seen, including the paid stuff!

Other Must View Resources Include ===>>> http://www.MusicContracts101.com/ http://www.MusicIndustrySuccess.com/ and http://www.SellMusicOnlineLikeCrazy.com

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This is my take on this topic, I love doing this and I am extremely passionate about it, but If you want “Real” (yet Free!) Expert Advice about this stuff, that will make you a music industry success beyond your wildest dreams, you have got to read some of the stuff put out by a guy named Ty Cohen, founder of the MusicBizCenter.com/blog sign up for his free material and get more expert information on this topic from their site http://www.MusicContracts101.com . The stuff that they have on this topic are amazing and 99%better then everything else I’ve seen, including the paid stuff!

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All the legal forms and agreements musicians need are included, as tear-outs and on CD-ROM.Some musicians recoil at the thought that their band is a business. They believe that their music is their art, and don’t want to sully it with commerce. That’s all well and good–but wouldn’t you give up your day job if you had the chance? Music Law can help you see your band as a business and turn it into a successful one. Musician and attorney Richard Stim has filled this useful book with helpful advice on solving disputes between band members, dealing with lawyers, managers, and record companies, and even the increasingly important matter of sample clearance. The advice is extremely thorough; for example, the chapter on band names includes information on researching your band’s name to ensure it isn’t already in use, what happens if two bands have the same name, and even how to register your band’s name and logo. Because he advises getting all agreements in writing, Stim has provided dozens of sample agreement forms, both as blank hard copies in the book and as templates on the enclosed disk. Throughout the book, Stim provides important legal advice, all translated from stilted legalese into simple English. Both big and little names get into these difficulties sometimes; the book is peppered with cautionary tales of real musicians and their legal squabbles. Music Law can help you avoid such pitfalls and get your band’s business running smoothly–so you might be able to quit that day job, after all. –C.B. Delaney

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