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Maverick in a Twilight Contract Blood Bath

On February 25, 2011 By Jenn Weizenecker

The Twilight franchise has grossed almost $800 million, and Nanette Shipley alleges she has not gotten a fair share of this blood bank. Nanette filed a lawsuit in LA superior court claiming that Maverick Films did not pay her what she was owed for being the literary scout who discovered the books with [...]

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In April, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) approved the creation of markets for trading box office futures, essentially contracts investors can buy or sell based on individual films’ box office receipts. A typical contract would begin trading six months prior to the release of the film to which it pertained, [...]

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Scalping No Longer Sketchy

On May 25, 2010 By Anne Goodwyn

New York is one of the few states where ticket scalping is perfectly legal, or at least was legal until this month. As the state that boasts Broadway, Madison Square Garden, and 30 Rockefeller Plaza, among countless other entertainment venues, New York is the perfect laboratory for this controversial approach to ticket sales.

For many [...]

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