Geoffrey Productions, Inc.
In Richlin v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, 531 F.3d 962 (9th Cir. 2008), the heirs of one coauthor of the treatment that served as the basis of “The Pink Panther” series of movies asserted an interest in the motion picture copyright. The Ninth Circuit affirmed a district court’s grant of summary judgment…
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In April 1962, Richlin and Blake Edwards (“Edwards”) coauthored a fourteen-page Treatment initially entitled “The Pink Rajah,” but later renamed “The Pink Panther.” The Treatment served as the basis for the well-known motion picture, “The Pink Panther,” and numerous derivative works. Richlin and Edwards entered into an employment agreement dated…
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