FCC v. Fox Television: The ‘Steven Spielberg Exception’ to Broadcast Television Indecency Rules?The Wrap
Pryor Cashman is pleased to announce that it will be providing regular, monthly legal commentaries about recent developments in the entertainment industry though leading on-line news source, The Wrap. As described on The Wrap’s website:
The Wrap News Inc., founded by award-winning journalist Sharon Waxman in 2009, has established itself as the leading news organization covering the business of entertainment and media. As a multi-platform media company, The Wrap News Inc. is comprised of TheWrap.com, the award-winning, industry-leading outlet for high-profile newsbreaks, investigative stories and authoritative analysis; ItsontheGrid.com, the most current, relevant film development database; ThePowerGrid, an algorithmic, data-driven ranking system for every person, project and company in the film business; and TheGrill, an executive leadership conference centered on the convergence of entertainment, media and technology. The Wrap News, Inc. is backed by Maveron, a venture capital firm based in Seattle, Washington and co-founded by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and Dan Levitan.
TheWrap was named the best online news site for 2009 at the National Entertainment Journalism Awards by the Los Angeles Press Club, along with several other awards for investigative reporting, criticism and feature writing. TheWrap was named one of the "100 Most Important Online Publishers" in 2010 by OMMA, the magazine of online media, marketing and advertising.
Attorneys from Pryor Cashman’s Entertainment and Media Group and Intellectual Property Group will provide monthly columns on The Wrap’s “Hollyblogs” forum. Pryor Cashman’s first publication, concerning the recent First Amendment case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court about broadcast television’s “indecency” rules, can be viewed by visiting www.thewrap.com. To read the commentary, entitled: “FCC v. Fox Television: The ‘Steven Spielberg Exception’ To Broadcast Television Indecency Rules?” by Litigation Partner William Charron, please click here.
Pryor Cashman’s next submission will be available in March 2012.