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Tariffpalooza 2014

Summer 2014. The living is easy; the Copyright Board is certifying tariffs at a furious pace. As we noted back in May 2014 (Towards Certainty on Webcasting – Re:Sound Tariff 8 Certified), the Board certified Re:Sound...more

Promotional Expenses Deductible for Gaming Tax

A nearly unanimous Pennsylvania Supreme Court reversed the Commonwealth Court and held that certain promotional expenses were deductible in calculating gross terminal revenue for purposes of the 34 percent Pennsylvania tax on...more

Sport, Media, and Entertainment Intelligence - April 2014

Spanish Supreme Court orders Le Monde to pay damages to Real Madrid and FC Barcelona - The Spanish Supreme Court has ordered French daily newspaper Le Monde to pay damages of €300,000 to Real Madrid and €15,000 to FC...more

Law À La Mode - Issue 12 – Winter 2013/14 (Global)

In This Issue: - Mandatory Employment Of Women In Retail Stores In Saudi Arabia: Key points for complying with the new requirements for retailers to employ women in female-oriented stores - No Logo Required:...more

Could Johnny Football Go To Jail?

ESPN reported in August that Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel “…agreed to sign memorabilia in exchange for a five-figure flat fee during his trip to Miami for the Discover BCS National Championship.” Of course the...more

Does A Radio Station Have Goodwill?

A recent Claims Court case addressed whether a radio station's assets include goodwill....more

United Kingdom: TV and Animation Cultural Test Finalised

The UK Government has published The Cultural Test (Television Programmes) Regulations 2013 (the “Regulations“) which will come into force on 13 August 2013....more

Partial Win For Golfer In Treaty Case

A recent Tax Court case addressed some interesting athlete and treaty issues. The Court ended up siding with the golfer on some, but not all, of the golfer's positions....more

A Terms of Trade Primer - Part 8 (Producer Fees/Overhead, Tax Credits, Audit Rights)

This is the eight (and final) installment in our series about the new Terms of Trade applicable to the English-language Canadian private broadcasting industry (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7). This...more

Star Power: Celebrity involvement in charitable causes raises both tax and business affairs issues

THE PARTICIPATION OF CELEBRITIES in charitable causes is rooted in tradition and increasingly apparent in a variety of venues. When those who are famous for their achievements in the arts, entertainment, media, or sports...more

Summary of Canadian Financial Incentives for the Production of Animation, Digital Media and Interactive Content

Table of contents: 3 Foreword 4 Federal Government 5 British Columbia 6 Ontario 8 Quebec 9 Manitoba 10 Nova Scotia 10 Prince Edward Island 11 Heenan Blaikie’s Entertainment Law Practice Team 12 Our...more

US Federal Tax Incentives for Film and TV

THR, Esq. reports on news that the US Congress has renewed a federal tax incentive program through 2011: Production Tax Incentives Extended, but Should Hollywood Care? (The text of Section 181 of the US Internal Revenue Code...more

Nova Scotia Changes Film/TV/Digital Tax Credit

The Nova Scotia government has announced changes, effective December 1, 2010, to its Film Tax Credit and Digital Media Tax Credit: Residency requirements for both credits were changed so that someone only has to so be a...more

Advertising Law - April 9, 2010

In This Issue *Special Focus: New Colorado Sales Tax Law Poses Significant Threat to Internet, Catalog Retailers *Linda Goldstein and Tom Morrison Join Faculty of Upcoming Advertising Litigation Conference *15 Years...more

Bullet"iln" Volume 8 Issue 2 - October 27, 2009

In this Issue: *2009 Annual Meeting in San Francisco - ILN Chairman, Lowell Lifschultz Steps Down After 21 Years Hosted by Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk and Rabkin *2009 European Regional Meeting in Athens...more

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