Julia R. Haye

Partner
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Entertainment Experience

  • Currently representing the Cisneros Group of Companies in a multi-faceted, entertainment-related business dispute
  • Represented Marvel Entertainment, owner of the copyrights in Spider-Man, Iron Man and numerous other iconic characters in various matters involving intellectual property disputes, profit participation rights and general litigation
  • Represented The Weinstein Company in a dispute with Relativity Media over distribution rights in the remake of the cult horror film The Crow
  • Regularly represents Epic Pictures Group in connection with the financing, production and distribution of independent feature films
  • Represented the owner of the Friday the 13th movie franchise in a dispute with the producer of the original film
  • Represented the producer of the classic horror film The Last House on the Left in a dispute with his business partner concerning the 2009 remake of the film
  • Represented screenwriting team in negotiation of screenplay sale and writing services agreement with major motion picture studio
  • Represented Gameloft, S.A., one of the world’s largest publishers of mobile phone video games, in a copyright and trademark dispute brought by Activision in connection with the video game “Guitar Hero"
  • Represented Apple Core, Ltd., the holder of the rights to The Beatles, in a trademark dispute with Apple Computer over the right to use the “Apple” mark in connection with Apple’s iTunes and iPod businesses
  • Represented the owners of the rights in Winnie the Pooh in their action against Disney for fraud and breach of contract relating to Disney’s obligation to pay royalties
  • Part of the litigation team that represented an Academy Award winning composer in a multi-faceted dispute with his long-time business partner
  • Part of the litigation team that represented and achieved favorable settlements on behalf of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman when their names and likenesses were used without permission by cosmetics company Sephora
  • Represented the heirs of motion picture director William Wyler in a contractual dispute with Wyler’s former business manager involving the motion picture Ben-Hur
  • Represented several screenwriters in connection with idea submission claims against major motion picture studios
  • Regularly represents young, up and coming filmmakers, writers and producers in connection with various film and television projects