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March 8, 2022

Jonthan Steinsapir Quoted in Los Angeles Times on Feud Between Morris Day and Prince Estate Over Band Name Rights

Jonathan Steinsapir was quoted in a recent Los Angeles Times article on singer Morris Day’s frustration with Prince’s estate after the estate blocked him from using the band name “Morris Day and the Time” due ......

December 21, 2021

Kate Mangels Shares Insight About Crime Documentary Portrayals of Law and Legal Systems for The Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal

Kate Mangles spoke with the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal about crime documentaries and their common portrayals of law and the legal system. ...

October 7, 2021

Gregory Korn Speaks to Artnet News About ‘The Bad Art Friend’ Case

Gregory Korn was recently asked by Artnet News to share insight on a legal dispute that has gone viral after receiving coverage in New York Times Magazine....

September 20, 2021

Dale Kinsella and Nick Soltman Reveal the Truth About Profit Participation Lawsuits in The Hollywood Reporter

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In a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter entitled “When Stars Sue Studios: The Truth About Profit Participation Cases,” Dale Kinsella and Nick Soltman examine the recent buzz in Hollywood surrounding profit participant lawsuits following ......

September 13, 2021

Nick Soltman Comments on Paramount Leadership Transition for TheWrap

Nick Soltman was recently asked by TheWrap to provide an analysis of what Jim Gianopulos' exit as CEO of Paramount could mean for the Hollywood studio's future in either the digital space or the ongoing consolidation of the entertainment industry....

June 1, 2021

Chad Fitzgerald Speaks to Los Angeles Times’ The Wide Shot on Amazon’s Acquisition of MGM

Chad Fitzgerald was recently quoted in the Los Angeles Times entertainment business newsletter The Wide Shot regarding Amazon’s $8.45 billion acquisition of MGM....

April 5, 2021

Nick Soltman Speaks to Los Angeles Times on Regé-Jean Page’s Exit from Hit Netflix Show ‘Bridgerton’

Nick Soltman was recently quoted in Ryan Faughnder's Los Angeles Times article “Why is Regé-Jean Page leaving Netflix's ‘Bridgerton?'” which focuses on Page’s single-season talent deal with Netflix and how deals may be evolving as the industry shifts to streaming....

March 10, 2021

Chad Fitzgerald Quoted in TheWrap on Bob Chapek’s First Year as Disney CEO

Chad Fitzgerald was recently quoted in Diane Haithman’s TheWrap article “Disney CEO Bob Chapek’s First Year Report Card: High Marks for Not ‘Steering it Off a Cliff.’” The article focuses on the past year at ......

February 19, 2021

Gregory Korn Quoted in Bloomberg Copyright and Implied Contracts Article

Gregory Korn was recently quoted in Kyle Jahner’s Bloomberg Law article “‘Inside Out’ Case Shows Gray Area Between Inspired, Swiped.” The piece covers copyright law and breach of implied contract law in the context of ......

February 17, 2021

Allen Secretov Writes on Britney Spears’ Conservatorship for The Hollywood Reporter

Allen Secretov’s guest column “What ‘Framing Britney Spears’ Doesn’t Really Answer” appeared in The Hollywood Reporter. The piece brings attention to an opaque area of law, conservatorships, using Britney Spears’ case as the ultimate explainer. ......

December 16, 2020

Chad Fitzgerald Speaks to TheWrap on Disney, Warner Bros. Streaming Strategies

TheWrap recently featured commentary from KWIKH partner Chad Fitzgerald in its coverage of Disney’s virtual “Investor Day” presentation, which unveiled the entertainment giant’s plans regarding content distribution for 2021. While many were expecting Disney to ......

December 16, 2020

KWIKH Partner David Swift Appointed to the Los Angeles Superior Court

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Several news outlets covered Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent appointment of longtime KWIKH partner David Swift to the Los Angeles Superior Court. He is among 19 California superior court judges who were appointed on November 13, ......