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Black Widow, Box Office And Breach Of Contract: Profit Participation In COVID

Black Widow, Box Office And Breach Of Contract: Profit Participation In COVID

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Program Description: The recent suit filed by Scarlett Johansson against Disney accusing Disney of interference with her contract with Marvel, with a focus on her loss of Net Profit participation from a theatrical release, raises interesting questions regarding the interaction of the streaming business with the theatrical business, in the face of Covid-19.  

This program will discuss the case, its merits, its demerits, likely settlement grounds, and other relevant issues. 

Ezra Doner (Law Office of Ezra Doner), who is based in New York, NY, specializes in film and television transactions. He has held in-house positions at major film companies and served as a partner and counsel at AmLaw 100 law firms.

Stan Soocher is the long-time Editor-in-Chief of Entertainment Law & Finance, and an award-winning entertainment attorney and entertainment law journalist. He has also served as Professor of Music & Entertainment Industry Studies at the University of Colorado’s Denver Campus. Stan is author of the books Baby You’re a Rich Man: Suing the Beatles for Fun & Profit and They Fought the Law: Rock Music Goes to Court.

Start Date:
  • September 30, 2021
Start Time:
  • 1:00 PM
End Time:
  • 2:00 PM
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 1.0
Total Credit(s):
  • 1.0
  • Virtual Participation
  • Webinar
Product Code:
  • 0LC81
Section Member Price: $40.00
NYSBA Member Price: $50.00 Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $100.00
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section
  • Committee on Continuing Legal Education