Youtube.com, a worldwide platform where anyone can post videos on the internet, has recently announced that they will launch an advertisement-free subscription service in late October 2015. Initially, it will only be available in the United States for $9.99/month.  YouTube will offer original content, including feature length films starring famous vloggers (video bloggers) such […]
Virtual Reality (VR) is an exciting and immersing technology. Typically, a pair of high-tech goggles/headset transports the viewer into a completely fictional and often computer-generated world.  Many are anticipating that this technology will disrupt the traditional forms of entertainment, such as video games and films. How awesome would it be to feel like you’re […]
Imagine you have a young child, and you want to surprise them with their favorite toy based on their favorite film character. You have never watched the film yourself, so you don’t know what this toy looks like. All you have to go off of is the name of the character. You go to your […]
Surprising Cinderella I recently went to the opening night performance of Center Theatre Group’s production of Rogers and Hammerstein’s classic musical “Cinderella.” I had seen this musical before, so I went in expecting to see the standard Rogers and Hammerstein dialogue, musical numbers, and plot-line. Boy, was I wrong to expect the usual!! Douglas Carter […]
Figaro 101 Gioachino Rossini’s world famous opera, “The Barber of Seville,” stars the barber (and town handyman) Figaro. This is an opera adaptation of the first part of the Figaro Trilogy written by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais. It is an opera buffa (comic opera) about Figaro helping an incredibly wealthy Count Almaviva marry the love […]
Classic trademark cases involve two restaurants vying to use a particular look  or a celebrity complaining to a clothing company for using a name that is too close to their stage name . Trademark issues come up when the two parties are involved in industries that are “next door neighbors,” or at least “close […]
If you’re a fan of British chocolates like “Toffee Crisps” and “Yorkies,” I suggest you go to the shop and stock up, because you won’t be seeing them in the U.S. for much longer. In a recent deal between Let’s Buy British Imports (a.k.a. L.B.B.) and Hershey’s Company, it was decided that the U.S. will […]
Walt Disney created Disneyland to take its guests away from the real world and immerse them into a pure world of fantasy. He created a world in which his guests could leisurely walk through and be part of his famous films. In order to do this, Walt did everything he could to completely control how […]
LA Opera, Opera UCLA, ArcLight Cinemas, and a whole list of other organizations all over Los Angeles are currently in the middle of a grand project called “Figaro Unbound.” This three-month celebration, “investigate[s] the ongoing relevance of Figaro,” and the French playwright Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais.  “His trilogy of Figaro plays—The Barber of Seville (1775), The […]
Back in the 1980s-90s, when the Sony Walkman was the hot new must-have item, people started making mixtapes as caring gifts to friends or heartfelt confessions of love to a sweetheart. Being born in 1989, I only caught the tail end of the golden age of cassette tapes, but I often see references to this […]
About the Author
THIS WEBSITE DOES NOT PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE
Jo Ann Holmes on Think Everything Is Beautiful at the Ballet? Wage Issues in the Dance World This doesn't even begin to address the nonunion ballet companies ...
paulfr0maul on California’s Resale Royalty Act Explained Hi Christopher, Nice article. And succinctly put. I am ...
Madeline on Digital Media Revenue Models Explained: VOD, EST, FVOD, SVOD I've shared my YouTube Red free trial experience a few ...