Mensing department store and shopfitter Schleifenbaum Design & Project had claimed that the Chamber had no claims whatsoever over their use of the image of the Hollywood sign and Walk of Fame because they did not have German trademarks. But the court in Bochum ruled that the replication of the sign and the Walk of Fame constitute unfair exploitation of the reputation (esteem) and unfair transfer of the image. The Chamber, along with co-plaintiff Global Icons, had cited German law against unfair competition. The courts determination that these companies violated the Chambers rights sends a message that companies outside the U.S. cannot violate our trademark and other rights, said Leron Gubler, president and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber.
But Turkish TV is heating up fast, fed by the country’s rapid growth and cash-rich channels. While Turkish series used to be telenovela-style soaps, its new crop of shows are slick and big-budget (up to $1 million per episode), and they cover a range of genres from the Ottoman Empire period epic Magnificent Century (think The Tudors with turbans) to 20 Minutes, a 24-esque actioner about a man trying to save his wife. Turkish dramas already own primetime across the Middle East and much of Central Europe. There, an episode of top Turkish shows such as the mystery thriller The End of Mercy can command license fees several times that of most U.S. series imports.
‘Cole Trickle’ just short of Hollywood ending
Walls of glass open to an outdoor fireplace, swimming pool and spa. Levine, 34, is the lead singer and guitarist for the Grammy-winning Maroon 5. He has worked with Kanye West , Natasha Bedingfield and 50 Cent, among others. The singer-songwriter has been a coach on “The Voice” since 2011. He bought the property in 2005 for $3.195 million and has been leasing it out at $10,000 a month. Levine bought another house in the Beverly Crest area late last year for $4.83 million.
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Hollywood rebounds, but family-friendly offerings still limited
A 1981 remake of the Charlie Chan movies (dont ask me why anyone thought we needed such a thing), Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen , featured Peter Ustinov in the title role. 6. William Hurt won a BAFTA award for his portrayal of a gay Brazilian prisoner in the 1985 film Kiss of the Spider Woman , which was based on a novel by Argentine writer Manuel Puig. 7. Winona Ryder was one of the stars of the 1993 movie House of Spirits , which was adapted from a novel of the same name by Isabel Allende and set in Chile.
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Hey, Hollywood! Race Does Matter
I look and I see ol’ Cole Trickle coming. ? He did a great job. He pushed me straight, and we were able to stay connected, because we were three-wide, and make it back to the start-finish line.” In the movie, of course, Trickle wins the big Daytona race in the end. There was no such Hollywood ending for the No.
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The game plan? Jam pack the release calendar with even more big-budget extravaganzas than usual. As noted in a recent New York Times article by Brooks Barnes, in just the two-month period from May 1 to July 4, studios will have put out 13 movies with budgets in excess of $100 million each a 44 percent increase over the same period in 2012. Even April a month normally considered a cinematic dumping ground saw the release of Joseph Kosinskis $120 million sci-fi actioner Oblivion, starring perennial box-office draw Tom Cruise (although it was the Jackie Robinson biopic 42 that scored the highest April numbers). Somehow, though, even with all the extra money being poured into would-be blockbusters, this summers lineup has so far felt a little bit like deja vu.
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