Attorneys - Beverly Hills, CA
The firm’s lawyers are well known for handling numerous high profile and wide-reaching entertainment matters. We have represented actors, producers, directors, screenwriters, authors, personal managers, production companies, musicians, composers, publishers, and independent record companies.
The firm represents celebrities, models, professional athletes, and others in right of likeness/publicity cases. The lawyers of the firm specialize in rights of privacy and have handled hundreds of invasion of privacy cases, including handling the case that resulted in the ground-breaking decision by the California Supreme Court in Sanders v. ABC, Inc.
We are currently lead counsel on class actions against five major movie studios, Sony, Universal, Warner Bros., Paramount and 20th Century Fox, for underpayment of talent and entities for movies made prior to 1981 that were released on home video ... more
The firm has litigated class actions involving unfair business practices, consumer protection, invasions of privacy and entertainment disputes.
The lawyers at the firm specialize in copyright law, idea protection law, and trade secret law.
The firm has litigated many cases involving libel and slander.
In the 1993 science-fiction film Demolition Man, Sylvester Stallone's character is brought out of a decades-long state of cryopreservation to pursue a nemesis. The actor himself has now wakened from a slumber of a different kind to take on Warner Bros. over its accounting of profits on the film. ...more
”The Settlement, memorialized in the Stipulation and Agreement of Settlement dated April 30, 2015 (“Settlement Agreement”), compensates the Class for a total of $26 million by creating, (1) a $13 million Settlement Fund, which will be used to compensate Recouped4 Class Members... ...more
Universal has struck a settlement with the heirs of the late Glen Larson, the prolific producer of Knight Rider, Six Million Dollar Man, Magnum P.I., Battlestar Galactica and other shows. The agreement stops a huge “Hollywood accounting” trial set to open in January. ...more
One On One With Richard Simmons’ Attorney Neville Johnson; Lawsuit filed over tabloid report of transitioning
A judge will permit the actor to use his claims over ‘Demolition Man’ to explore how the studio’s accounting might amount to unfair business practices impacting consumers, other talent and other studios.
Bachelor in Paradise’ Debacle Could Lead to Legal Hell Susan Seager | June 13, 2017 The “Bachelor in Paradise” contestant at the center of a Warner Bros. investigation is likely under a tight contract that constrains her legal options — but it isn’t insurmountable, an entertainment attorney told TheWrap. Warner Bros., the studio behind the “Bachelor” franchise, said Sunday it […]
How a New Studio-Backed Union Contract Hurts Independent Producers (Analysis) by Jonathan Handel Without apparent input from indies, the major studios and IATSE agreed to a provision that appears to hike residuals for small-budget producers while leaving majors untouched. Independent producers may find themselves paying more in residuals to the pension and health fund of […]
Produced By: Profit Participations Are a “War for the Money,” Producer Says by Jonathan Handel A panel of undertakers might have had better news for producers than the profit participation experts who gathered Saturday afternoon at the Produced By conference on the Fox lot. Their consensus: For a variety of reasons, backend cash in the […]
In a lawsuit that could be the plot of the fictitious third Chocolate City film, actress Vivica A. Fox is being sued for allegedly stealing strippers and slandering her business partner. Save