August 19, 2011
In a Media and Entertainment Law360 interview, partner Lee S. Brenner discusses today's pressing legal issues in the entertainment industry. He explains why greater clarity is needed for idea submission claims, under California state law. Mr. Brenner also explains the split decisions on implied-in-fact contracts and federal preemption of the Copyright Act. He reviews the recent Ninth Circuit case, Pilgrim Films & Television v. Montz, and contrasts it with the Second Circuit decision in Forest Park Pictures v. Universal Television Network.
Mr. Brenner also shares insights on his most challenging experiences as an entertainment lawyer.