Fox, Warner Bros & David Hudgins Get ‘Past Life’ Copyright Suit Dismissed

By | Friday September 28, 2012 @ 1:08pm PDT

A New York judge has tossed the yearlong legal action around the short-lived paranormal crime series. “The Court finds that no discerning observer would conclude that Past Life had appropriated protected elements from Transience,” wrote Judge Barbara Jones yesterday (read ruling here). Transience writer Stevan Mena sued Fox Entertainment, Warner Bros Entertainment as well as producers David Hudgins and Craig Perry for copyright infringement last August. Produced by Warner Bros Television, Past Life debuted on February 9, 2010. With low ratings, Fox cancelled the show after three episodes. The screenwriter claimed that significant elements of the TV series were drawn from the script he wrote back in 2008. For instance, both do feature reincarnation, a child who has visions and is taken care of by a doctor and crime. However the judge ruled that there’s nothing unique about such story devices. Mena contends that his feature script made its way to Past Life creator Hudgins via Practical Pictures’ Perry and was the basis for the show. Read More »

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TOLDJA! Raymond Wu & Mark Kaufman Atop Revamped Warner Bros Theatre Ventures

By | Tuesday September 13, 2011 @ 9:30am PDT
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Gregg Maday Out In Shakeup At Warner Bros Theatre Ventures

(September 13, 2011 – Burbank, CA)—Barry Meyer, Chairman & CEO, Warner Bros., today announced a reorganization of Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, with Mark Kaufman and Raymond Wu sharing the position of Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, the Studio’s live theater production operation. Kaufman, who will be based in New York, and Wu, who will be based in Burbank, will both report to Alan Horn, who is overseeing the division in his consulting role for the Studio, reporting to Meyer.

“It’s great to have Alan’s creative instincts and insight available to Theatre Ventures, with Ray and Mark bringing a terrific combination of experience and proven hit-making talent to our team,” said Meyer. “With this new leadership structure, we can make the most of the myriad opportunities available to Theatre Ventures and take its operations to the next level.”

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Warner Bros First Studio To Offer Films On Demand Nationally Via TV Sets In China

BEIJING, CHINA, June 15, 2011 – Warner Bros. Entertainment today announced the studio will begin offering its films nationally On Demand to consumers’ television sets in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).  Through a distribution agreement with CAV Warner Home Entertainment Co., Ltd., Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group’s joint venture in China, and YOU On Demand Holdings, Inc.’s (OTCBB: CBBD) PRC joint venture, YOU On Demand Media, consumers will be able to access Warner Bros.’ new release and catalog films this summer through the first national Pay-Per-View and Video On Demand platform in China.

YOU On Demand will operate under an exclusive 20-year joint venture with CCTV-6’s pay TV arm China Home Cinema (CHC), to become the first national Pay-Per-View and Video On Demand platform in China. Warner Bros. Entertainment will leverage YOU On Demand’s platform to provide a potential 200 million cable households access to the studio’s films on their television sets. YOU On Demand anticipates their service will be available in three million cable TV homes in China by the end of this summer, which is comparable to the subscriber base of top cable operators in the United States.

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Warner Bros Ups Deborah Lincoln To SVP Corporate Communications, International

By | Tuesday June 14, 2011 @ 11:57am PDT

Deborah Lincoln has been promoted to SVP Corporate Communications, International, at Warner Bros Entertainment. In the newly created position, she will work to manage press activities related to Warner Bros’ corporate business issues, executive changes, legislation, regulation and litigation in … Read More »

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Warner Bros Lays Off 50 In Home Entertainment & Consumer Products

Fox Lays Off 22 Staffers In Home Entertainment
Now Disney And Lionsgate Laying Off Staff
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Warner Bros Names Deputy General Counsel

By | Monday April 18, 2011 @ 11:12am PDT

(April 18, 2011 – Burbank, CA)—Mark Easton has been named Deputy General Counsel, Warner Bros. Entertainment, it was announced today by John Rogovin, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Warner Bros. In his new post, Easton will work closely

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DC Entertainment Relocates Film, Television And Digital Operations To Burbank

Nellie Andreeva

As part of Warner Bros. Entertainment’s efforts to better integrate the DC Comics business, DC Entertainment will relocate its multi-media and digital content production operations to Warner Bros.’ lot in Burbank, California. That includes all businesses related to the … Read More »

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