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Legally Speaking, It Depends: What are Moral Rights?

Horror films don’t scare most lawyers. In fact, not much does. Jaded attorneys, well versed in the terms of filmic discourse seldom dread stepping into the most arcane and scary legal conundrum in the course of deal making. But there is one clause that sends shivers of doubt and uncertainty into...

Behind the Lines with DR: The Smoking Gun, Part 1

I’ve written about theft before. Both stories and ideas nicked by scumbag producers without consequence. What follows is an epic tale. All true. With multiple endings that, to this day, still leave me and others gob-smacked. This sordid trip down memory lane begins like most in LalaLand. With a meeting. The...

Behind the Lines with DR: Good Guys and Bad Boys

I needed an ice pack. Without a warm up, I’d just tossed what felt like a hundred fastballs to a Little League team I’d been coaching. I was doing a traffic-crawl to my home office, my right shoulder was in spasm, and Lucas Foster, who at the time was running development...