Is publication on social media enough to warrant finding fair use of another’s image? Fox News seems to think so. Well, at least in one context. Last week, the network put their bid in for an appeal of a New York district court order which denied them a fair use defense for re-posting an iconic […]
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Last night, music video director Joseph Kahn posted a dark and grim fan video of the American franchise classic Power Rangers on YouTube and Vimeo. The highly-produced 14-minute film entitled “Power/Rangers” already has over 2.7 million views. Co-produced by Andy Shankar and Jil Hardin and co-written by Kahn, Dutch Southern, and star James Van Der Beek, the video took a […]
Imagine you are an artist that has an exclusive relationship with a particular gallery. The gallery and artist are to split any proceeds from sale of works 50/50. The gallery is to show the artist’s works in three shows every year. The artist is to produce 20 works for the gallery every year. In year […]
This past year was supposed to be one of celebration for the American contemporary artist Jeff Koons. In 2014, the Whitney Museum of American Art presented the most comprehensive survey of Koons’ career to date. The exhibit also traveled to the Centre Pompidou in Paris late last year, and will be in Bilbao in June […]
For filmmakers, navigating the issues of clearance can be difficult and daunting. Obtaining licenses to feature clips or images can be impossible or expensive, but going without licenses could halt your film from ever getting to distribution. Recall the film Blackfish, a documentary about Sea World’s capturing and subsequent handling of orca whales. The film […]
If the news hasn’t reached you yet, twelve people were shot dead Wednesday, January 7, at the office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France. This marks the deadliest event in Paris since World War II. The magazine Charlie Hebdo is a proud provocateur. For Americans, it resembles a cross between Mad Magazine, Playboy […]
From 2008 to 2012, the Twilight saga seemed like an inescapable force of fantasy. The Stephanie Meyer books-turned-Lionsgate movies spawned an unstoppable franchise, and the empire of romantic vampires was so pervasive that you could often overhear tweens arguing over inane topics like, “Which is hotter: vampires or werewolves?” or stating (out loud), “I wish […]
Awards season is coming…. Twentieth Century Fox has made the screenplays for both Gone Girl and The Fault in Our Stars publicly available for FREE. Normally, only members of the Academy are given such a privelege. This time, though, the studio is reaching out even to mere plebeians in order to curry favor for the […]
The third installment of the documentary series America the Beautiful sharply questions the highly sexualized media we consume and how deeply it affects our youth. Award-winning director Darryl Roberts teams up with industry experts to delve into the problematic reality behind child beauty pageants, teen pregnancy, the porn industry and rape culture. This documentary takes […]
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