April 2018

The ABC’s of Protecting Your Movie Idea During the Submission Process
Listen The issues surrounding Steven Spielberg’s 1997 Oscar-nominated slave drama Amistad reveals the issues that can befall even an established, well-connected artist when pitching a movie idea (or screenplay) to a studio. You, the creative, may take some steps to protect your hard work against theft. However, your best protection in the end may be the assistance …
The Power to Tax
Listen The Taxing and Spending Clause (which contains provisions known as the General Welfare Clause) and the Uniformity Clause, Article I, Section 8, Clause 1 of the United States Constitution, grants the federal government of the United States its power of taxation. While authorizing Congress to levy taxes, this clause permits the levying of taxes …