Black Widow, Box Office And Breach Of Contract: Profit Participation In COVID
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.
- September 30, 2021
- 1:00 PM
- 2:00 PM
- Virtual Participation
- Speaker: Ezra Doner, Esq., Ezra J. Doner, Entertainment and Copyright Law
- Speaker: Stan Soocher, Esq., Editor-in-Chief, Entertainment Law and Finance
- Program Chair: Ethan Y. Bordman, Esq., Ethan Y. Bordman, PLLC | Co-Chair, EASL Motion Pictures Committee
- Co-Chair: Stephen B. Rodner, Esq., Co-Chair, EASL Copyright and Trademark Committee
- Co-Chair: Robert L. Seigel, Esq., Co-Chair, EASL Motion Pictures Committee
- Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section
- Committee on Continuing Legal Education