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COURT SAYS DOCUMENTARY MAKER CAN’T CLAIM PRESS SHIELD

January 14, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Documentary filmmakers must establish that they have retained editorial independence throughout the making of their films if they wish to be protected by press shield laws, a federal court ruled on Thursday as it ordered director Joe Berlinger to turn over some 600 hours of outtakes from his 2009 documentary, Crude, to Chevron. The film […]

COURT OVERTURNS FCC INDECENCY FINE

January 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In yet another blow to conservative parents’ groups and religious organizations battling what they consider indecent content on broadcast television, a federal appeals court on Tuesday overturned a $1.2 million fine that the Federal Communications Commission had imposed following ABC’s 2003 telecast of an NYPD Blue episode that included a brief shot of a woman’s […]

ICAHN SAYS RESULT OF LAWSUIT ALL-IMPORTANT IN LIONSGATE TAKEOVER

December 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Carl Icahn has conceded that in order for him to win a proxy battle next week to put five nominees of the board of Lions Gate Entertainment, he must win a lawsuit in New York in which he seeks to undo a debt-for-equity transaction by the company that increased the stake of Mark Rachesky while […]