RPL Client Stanley A. Meyer Celebrates Success of “WarholCapote” at A.R.T.

RPL client, scenic designer Stanley A. Meyer, who is best known for creating the beautiful sets for Disney’s Broadway and touring productions of Beauty and the Beast, celebrates another success in his most recent scenic design for American Repertory Theater’s production of WarholCapote. Adapted by Rob Roth from the words of Andy Warhol and Truman Capote, the play recreates conversations, and ultimately never-released taped recordings, between the two icons after they decided…

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RPL Client Celebrates Premiere of New Show on Fusion TV

On October 5, 2017, RPL client, production company Cowboy Bear Ninja LLC, celebrated the premiere of its newest show, Shade: Queens of NYC, on Fusion TV. A documentary series about some of New York’s most prominent drag queens, Shade follows performers Brita Filter, Chelsea Piers, Holly Box-Springs, Jada Valenciaga, Jasmine Rice LaBeija, Marti Gould Cummings, Paige Turner and Tina Burner to show the reality of the drag stars’ lives on and off the stage. Huffington…

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RPL Client Wins in FOIA Case Against FBI and DOJ

RPL Client Watched Film, LLC has been gearing up for the 2018 release of its feature-length documentary, The Feeling of Being Watched, directed by Algerian-American journalist and filmmaker Assia Boundaoui. The film tells the story of Ms. Boundaoui’s investigation into the rumors of government surveillance in her childhood neighborhood outside of Chicago– a largely Arab-American neighborhood at the time. She soon learned the truth of the rumors, uncovering one of…

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RPL Client’s Film Celebrates Release

Earlier this year, RPL client Jessica Devaney, producer and founder of Multitude Films, premiered her newest documentary, Love the Sinner, at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film, which Ms. Devaney co-directed with Geeta Gandbhir, explores the connection between Christianity and homophobia in the wake of the 2016 shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. The film was released last week by the distributor Women Make Movies, a non-profit media arts organization that facilitates the…

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RPL Congratulates Client on Upcoming Documentary Premiere

RPL is proud to congratulate our client, Director and Producer Kate Webber, on the upcoming premiere of her new documentary Kim Swims! The film will have its world premiere on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Mill Valley Film Festival in Mill Valley, California. Kim Swims is a feature documentary about the story of Kim Chambers, an accomplished open water marathon swimmer, and her attempt to become the first woman to swim 30 miles…

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RPL Partner Mark H. Moore Discusses Groundbreaking Decision on Employee Privacy in Europe

On September 5, 2017, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice issued a decision of signal importance in the field of employee privacy. The Chamber condemned without sufficient justification an employer’s monitoring of an employee’s communications, leaving European employers with only vague guidance as to when such monitoring may be warranted. The employee at issue, Bogdan Mihai Bărbulescu, was employed as a sales engineer from August 2004 through August 2007…

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RPL Partner Mark H. Moore Addresses Emerging Standard for Successor Liability for Federal Labor Claims

A buyer of a business is often concerned about whether the buyer will be faced with liability for legal claims arising from past operations of the business. Under state law this “successor liability” is often minimized by structuring the sale of the business as a sale of assets alone, coupled with a declaration that the buyer is not assuming the liabilities of the business.  Recently, Judge Gregory H. Woods of…

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RPL Associate Ethan M. Krasnoo Appointed to NYC Bar Entertainment Law Committee

RPL is proud to congratulate our Associate Ethan M. Krasnoo on his recent appointment to the New York City Bar Association’s Entertainment Law Committee for a three-year term beginning this month, September 2017. The Committee focuses on matters of interest to entertainment law practitioners in all aspects of the entertainment industry, including television, independent and documentary film, theater, record labels and music publishing, music rights organizations and new technologies. Members of the Committee serve to…

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