Last year, I wrote this post about a lawsuit by actor Jesse Eisenberg against the producers of a direct-to-video, low-budget horror movie Camp Hell. Because he was in the movie for only a few minutes, he was surprised to see that his face was prominently featured on the cover of the DVD, implying that he starred in the film. The actor has won the first round of motions, with the court ruling that he has the right to proceed with his lawsuit.
A new story in the Las Vegas Review Journal talks about the continued lack of filming incentives in Nevada, which means that Nevada will continue to lose production dollars and jobs to neighboring states like New Mexico.
Check out April’s edition of Franchise Times magazine for what is arguably one of the greatest profile pieces to ever appear in that periodical (or any other, for that matter). But then again, I am biased because it’s about me.
In a $3 million lawsuit, actor Jesse Eisenberg (star of The Social Network) claims that he was exploited by the producers of the direct-to-DVD movie, Camp Hell, when they overplayed his small role in the film by featuring his likeness on the DVD cover art. Franchising laws help to prevent this type of overstatement or puffery by requiring disclosure of important information to potential franchisees.
To capitalize on some of the buzz surrounding the movie Horrible Bosses, the website allBusiness.com has posted a new article that is a worthwhile read for any business owner.
As a follow-up to my blog post, “Nevada Needs Film Incentives,” the most recent issue of Vegas Inc. magazine (formerly In Business Las Vegas) has a story on film production incentives and (in my view) why we need them here.