Theater law is in the books

first_imgTheater law is in the books August 15, 2004 Regular News Theater law is in the bookscenter_img Something a little different may soon arrive at a law school near you — theater law.While law students traditionally have studied contracts, criminal law, and constitutional law, Nova Southeastern University’s law Professor Robert M. Jarvis felt it was high time they learned about theater law. He co-wrote what us believed to be the first law school textbook on the subject, titled “Theater Law: Cases and Materials,” a 500-page book being published this summer by Carolina Academic Press, Durham, North Carolina (www.cap-press.com).Among other subjects, the book includes chapters on playwrights, producers, directors, performers, and crew members. It also features sample theater contracts so that students can better understand how the industry works. In addition to Jarvis, 11 other law school professors from California, Florida, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C., helped write the book.“Theater law is a wonderful subject for law students to sink their teeth into,” Jarvis said. “It’s got great stories, lots of passion, colorful characters, and a little bit of everything — from history to economics to law.”Jarvis used the book to teach theater law this summer at NSU’s Shepard Broad Law Center where he has been a law professor since 1987. The idea for the book came to him in 2001, when he realized that entertainment law textbooks were focusing on movies and television and leaving out the stage.last_img read more

NBA playoffs 2019: Twitter reacts to 76ers looking at texts during loss to Nets

first_imgThe 76ers didn’t start the 2019 playoffs the way they wanted to.Philadelphia secured home-court advantage with a third-place finish in the Eastern Conference, but it was upset by the Nets 111-102 at home in the first game of the first round. To make matters worse, Joel Embiid and Amir Johnson appeared to be looking at texts on the bench during the fourth quarter of the contest. That better have been Rihanna.(via @espn) pic.twitter.com/w8IcfULfNM— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) April 13, 2019I use zoom and enhance to see what Amir Johnson was looking at on the Sixers bench pic.twitter.com/20ojirfNLm— Oluwajomiloju (@JomiAdeniran) April 13, 2019Amir Johnson headed to the locker room minutes after the broadcast showed he and Joel Embiid going through a phone on the bench. pic.twitter.com/pnKVBKImFr— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) April 13, 2019Use of a cell phone on the bench is a violation of the NBA Operations Manual. Violation will result in a substantial fine and/or suspension.— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) April 13, 2019What Amir Johnson was showing Embiid on his phone 😭 pic.twitter.com/LtzVYLUmIu— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) April 13, 2019“What they saying about the upset?” pic.twitter.com/6GHYaLCgjj— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 13, 2019Cmon Amir Johnson, a CELLPHONE on the bench?? You’re supposed to be an “ole head” on this Sixers team.. No EXCUSE…— Reggie Miller (@ReggieMillerTNT) April 13, 2019Amir Johnson got sent to the principal’s office 😂😂😂— Playoff PSOLZ (@theBSOLZ) April 13, 2019“Amir Johnson’s Text Message” is my new fantasy team name— Nathaniel Friedman (@freedarko) April 13, 2019Amir Johnson checking out texts on the bench during the game. What a joke. Even more shocking is that Johnson in his 14th season in the NBA.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) April 13, 2019 NBA playoffs 2019: 76ers fine Amir Johnson for looking at phone during Game 1 Here’s how Twitter reacted to this unusual sight during the NBA’s start the the postseason. Related Newslast_img read more

Arrest made in city tree torching

first_imgGLENDALE – Police on Wednesday said they arrested “the Grinch” who set fire to a 30-foot Christmas tree in a plaza behind City Hall because he was burned up about a parking ticket. Bruce Morrison, 52, of Glendale allegedly used an accelerant to set fire to the city’s Christmas tree Friday. The tree, which had been imported from the Pacific Northwest, had to be removed after limbs, electrical fixtures and decorations were destroyed. Glendale police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said city workers spend a lot of time each year decorating the tree. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “They know it’s a symbol of happiness and fun and (the) joyful season, and for somebody to come and burn the symbol down, he’s obviously the Glendale Grinch,” Lorenz said. A witness saw Morrison run away from the burning tree and described the blue pickup truck he used to flee the area, police said. When information on the arson attack was later broadcast to police units, an officer thought the vehicle description sounded like a truck she had recently left a parking ticket on while it was parked in a red zone near City Hall. The owner was traced through the license plate information the officer took down and Morrison was arrested Wednesday. He was booked on suspicion of arson and was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail. City Councilman Ara Najarian was the master of ceremonies when the Christmas tree was lit with electric lights in early December. His two young sons flipped the switch to light the tree. “It was a very large tree, it was nicely decorated and it was the focal point … of our Christmas celebrations for the city,” Najarian said. “You couldn’t miss it.” The damage to the decorations and lighting on the tree are estimated at more than $4,000, but the value of the tree itself was not available Wednesday. The parking ticket would have cost Morrison about $45. “Unfortunately, he got a parking ticket, he was upset with the city,” Lorenz said. “Why he would be upset with the city because he parked in a red zone nobody knows.” Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more