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As Broadway Grapples with Reopening and Bringing in Patrons Some Shows Also Confront Lawsuits from Actors Alleging Discrimination and Termination Due to Protected Classes Including Religion and Gender While Broadway is up and running, and trying to stay that way despite lacking tourists, new variants of Covid, and the financial...

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Congratulations to RPJ’s Nicole Page and Michelle Lamardo for Leading an Engaging DOC NYC Panel 2021 on Ethics and Documentaries

On November 18, RPJ Partner Nicole Page and Associate Michelle Lamardo moderated a dynamic conversation at DOC NYC 2021 on New Trends in Ethics and Documentaries. Nicole and Michelle were joined by filmmakers Rudy Valdez (The Sentence, We Are: The Brooklyn Saints) and Jessica Devaney, founder of Multitude Films. They...

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RPJ Partner Nicole Page and Associate Michelle Lamardo to Lead Panel on Ethics and Documentary Filmmaking at DOC NYC Thursday, November 18

This Thursday, November 18, RPJ Partner Nicole Page and Associate Michelle Lamardo will lead an engaging discussion at DOC NYC, the largest documentary festival in the United States, on New Trends in Ethics and Documentaries. The panel is held as part of the festival’s “Legal for Docs Day” to explore...

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New York State Expands Protection from Retaliation for Private Sector Employees

On October 29, 2021, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation (S.4394-A/A.5144-A) which enhances protections for private sector employees from retaliation by their employers for reporting illegal or dangerous business activities.  According to Senator Jessica Ramos, a sponsor of the bill, the new law “expands the same whistleblower protections available...

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Congratulations to RPJ Friend and Client Julie Wolf on New Role as Senior Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs, for Cineflix

Congratulations to RPJ friend and client Julie Wolf on scoring the newly created role of Senior Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs, for Canadian media power Cineflix, overseeing the company’s global business and legal affairs teams on both scripted and unscripted projects. Julie’s previous roles include Vice President, Business &...

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Partner Nicole Page Quoted by ‘Indiewire’ on Scarlett Johansson in Suit Against Disney

On July 29, RPJ Partner Nicole Page was quoted in Indiewire’s article entitled, “Scarlett Johansson’s Disney Lawsuit Could Shape the Future of Talent Compensation.” The piece details a lawsuit filed by actress Scarlett Johansson against Disney over her loss of earnings from Marvel’s Black Widow, resulting from Disney’s election to...

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Partner Ethan Krasnoo Discusses Vaccine Mandates for Theater Professionals and Audiences Amid Broadway Reopening

Broadway curtains are gearing up to rise again this fall after a year of lockdown, but the highly contagious Delta variant and breakthrough cases in vaccinated individuals present serious considerations for determining the safest ways to get company members and audiences back in the theater. Partner Ethan Krasnoo weighed in...

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Congratulations to Our Client Multitude Films LLC on the Netflix Release of their Film ‘Pray Away’

Netflix has released the official trailer for Pray Away—directed by Kristine Stolakis and produced by Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum of Blumhouse Television—scheduled to release on Tuesday, August 3. The documentary chronicles the polarity and popularity of Exodus International, an evangelical church group founded in the 1970’s, most known for...

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