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My son Michael’s first feature film MOLLI AND MAX IN THE FUTURE will premiere at SXSW 2023. Molli and Max in The Future is a sci-fi romantic comedy about a man and woman whose orbits repeatedly collide over the course of 12 years, 4 planets, 3 dimensions and one space-cult.A grounded romantic comedy set in an absurd world, “Molli and Max”

Donald Trump has filed suit against journalist Bob Woodward claiming that Woodward improperly publishing audio tapes of their interviews. The interviews were conducted with  the understanding that that Woodward was authoring a book which was published in September 2021 with the title  Rage. Woodward later decided to separately publish the audio tapes of his interviews with Trump.Trump alleges that the

The Copyright Office has announced its new system of electronic recording. Under the Copyright Act, the U.S. Copyright Office accepts certain types of documents for filing and indexing into the Office’s public records. There are three primary types of documents that may be submitted for recordation: transfers of copyright ownership, other documents pertaining to a copyright, and notices of termination.

Investors have filed a class action lawsuit seeking $11 billion in damages against Crypto platform FTX’s  founder Sam Bankman-Fried and various  celebrity endorsers who   promoted the platform, including Shaquille O’Neal,  Larry David, Tom Brady, and Stephen Curry. FTX filed for bankruptcy on Nov. 11.​The lawsuit alleges that the failed  FTX Platform was based upon false representations and   deceptive conduct to

William Sadleir  was sentenced to six years in prison for his participation in two fraudulent schemes relating to investments made by a New York-based investment fund (the “Fund”) in indie film distributor Aviron Pictures, LLC and its affiliated entities. Sadleir pled guilty to two counts of wire fraud, one relating to each of the schemes. Sadleir was the chair and chief

U.S. District Judge Raag Singhal in South Florida sentenced Jason Van Eman, a 44-year-old movie producer from Oklahoma to 262 months in prison for his part in a financing scheme that defrauded investors out of more than $60 million. The defendant was also ordered to pay $9 million in restitution. After a six-week jury trial, a  federal jury found Van Eman, doing business

 An author’s heirs has sued Paramount Pictures Corporation in federal court over the underlying rights to the  hit movie Top Gun: Maverick, which plaintiffs contend is  a  sequel to the original movie. Ehud Yonay wrote the original 1983 article in California magazine titled “Top Guns,” from which the 1986 motion picture “Top Gun” (the “1986 Film”) was based. According to

Mark was interviewed by Newsweek regarding Hollywood actor Depp lawsuit against his ex-wife Heard, 35, for $50 million alleging that she defamed him in an opinion piece in The Washington Post in December 2018. Mark explained the differences between U.K. and U.S law regarding defamation actions. In the U.S.A., public figures like Depp and Heard have to prove actual malice to