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Jerry Brown Keeps California’s $330M Film & TV Tax Incentive Alive Until 2025
With less than six months before his successor is elected, California Gov. Jerry Brown today extended one last gift to Hollywood with the signing of his last state budget and legislation to continue the $330 million film and television tax credit program.
https://deadline.com/2018/06/california-film-incentive-extension-jerry-brown-budget-signing-1202418384/
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Settlement in Antitrust Lawsuit Over Broadway Casting
After extensive mediation, Broadway producers and theater owners have come to a settlement with top casting companies. Last December, after some of the theatrical industry's top casting directors looked to unionize in a bid for more health and pension benefits, the Broadway League responded with an antitrust lawsuit over the way that casting companies had banded together in solidarity. According to the complaint, the defendants controlled more than 70 percent of the market for Broadway shows and were boycotting any show that would not submit to a 29 percent surcharge on negotiated fees.
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hollywood-docket-settlement-antitrust-lawsuit-broadway-casting-1123920

 

Ed Sheeran's Copyright Battles Are Much Weirder Than Anyone Can Imagine
Investment bankers, Bowie bonds, paternity challenges and alleged adoption concealment — when it comes to a copyright lawsuit over "Thinking Out Loud," alleged to be a rip-off of Marvin Gaye's classic "Let's Get It On," there are fireworks.
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/ed-sheerans-copyright-battles-are-weirder-anyone-can-imagine-1123850

 

Sinclair Broadcasting Looks to Shed Responsibility for Sexual Harassment Allegations
Three comedy writers say they endured a hostile workplace, but whose workplace was it?
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/sinclair-broadcasting-looks-shed-responsibility-sexual-harassment-allegations-1123590

 

Senate Judiciary Committee Unanimously Passes Music Modernization Act
The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted to approve the Music Modernization Act on Thursday, paving the way for improved royalty payments to songwriters, artists and creatives in the digital era. 
https://variety.com/2018/biz/news/senate-judiciary-committee-unanimously-passes-music-modernization-act-1202860501/

 

Producer to pay for uncompensated overtime. New York
The television production company behind such reality TV shows as People and Miami Ink agreed to pay $282,000 in uncompensated overtime as part of a settlement agreement reached with New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood.
https://deadline.com/2018/06/swamp-people-miami-ink-producer-pay-282000-in-uncompensated-overtime-settlement-ny-ag-1202418876/

 

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