Not the Enemy Media
Updates to "Real Dead" now include:
June 2, 2009
U.S. Navy's "Instances of Use of United States Forces Abroad, 1798-1993" that lists 234 "instances"...
Zoltan Grossman's "One Hundred Years of Intervention" 1890-1993 -- that now includes military action within the United States...
September 7, 2004 Henry Kissinger confesses his sensitivity to Jim Lehrer
March 27, 2004 - New 67 second trailers are posted at:think67c.asf (1,575 kb) (Windows media player) and think67.rm (1,463 kb) (Real Media)
March 15 - 19, 2004, (Monday through Friday) host Shawn Lennon of "Upstart Radio" carries re-broadcast of the 3/8/2004 WBAR interview at 4:45pm, 6:45pm, 12:15am Pacific Time. This is an "internet globalcast" at http://www.live365.com/stations/304195
March 8, 2004: Interview with Merlin Chowkwanyun at WBAR, Columbia/Barnard College Radio, 87.9 FM., Manhattan ~ 8 - 8:40PM EST www.wbar.org
February 4, 2004: Posting of WAV file in which former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara confesses that 3,800,000 Vietnamese were "killed" during the "Vietnam War."
February 2, 2004 -- Unprecedented media litigation settled with agreement with StudioCanal Image regarding "Terminator 2: Judgment Day." Counsel Tesfaye Tsadik files dismissals in cases against StudioCanal and Universal Vivendi. This follows on (until today, unreported) settlements with Universal, Fox, Paramount, Warner Communications, and MGM reached back in August and September of 2002 -- all giving Not The Enemy Media the rights to distribute and broadcast "Over 9 Billion Dead Served." A new Press Release goes out!
February 2, 2004, Interview for KPFA (94.7 FM) evening news at 6pm about Not The Enemy Media's victory...
January 21, 2004, head of StudioCanal ImageStudioCanal Image legal department settles legal department settles with Not The Enemy Media!
Jan 16, 2004. Honorable Judge Jeffrey S. White allows adding Studio Canal Image (US) and Universal Vivendi to the list of defendants in this action (re: the use of clips from the film "Terminator 2" starring California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger)
Dec 17, 2003 - MoveOn.org censors NotTheEnemy.com contest entry, "Arrested Once More in 2004?"
Case presented to Magistrate Elizabeth La Porte on August 27, 2003. Failure to successfully conclude settlement negotiations at this level by August 29, 2003, is to result in a 2nd Case Management Conference (CMC). At that CMC, trial dates are to be specified. (We didn't report the results of this mediation until February 2, 2004.)
June 20, 2003 - 1st Court "Case Management Conference" took place in San Francisco. During this session, attorney Tesfaye Tsadik for Not the Enemy Media and the attorneys for Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Universal, and Paramount agree to the appointment of a Federal magistrate. Federal court Judge Jeffrey S. White orders the appointment of a magistrate who is to work with the parties and conclude a mediation between them by August 29, 2003.
Variety article by Dana Harris -- May 18, 2003 Inside move: "Dead" reckoning"
April 11, 2003, Warner filed an "Answer to First Amended Complaint" (pdf).
Settlement with Disney, negotiated with Vice President Christina Oswald finalized via April 25, 2003 E-Filing dismissal from case.
March 22, 2003, performed a web search for "Over NINE Billion Dead Served" (instead of "Over 9 Billion Dead Served") and found several additional articles that were today posted as "New" even though some were published back in January of 2003.
March 19, 2003, "Nine Billion and One," by Kelly Vance, East Bay Express.
March 2003 "Πόσο serial killer είναι το Χόλιγουντ" article appears on Greek website, in Greek!
March 13, 2003, Settlement proposed by Warner Brothers. Thank you. (Yikes! On closer inspection, is questionable!)
TV interview by Paul Duschene, Channel 26, broadcast March 12, 2003.
February 27, 2003. Initial "status conference" court meeting that was scheduled to take place with the Honorable Jeffrey S. White, is deferred to a later date because of the filing of the Amended Complaint.
February 24, 2003. Was the last day for Universal and Fox to file responses to complaint - but the time period is re-extended, this time due to the filing of the Amended Complaint.
February 18, 2003. Disney, LucasFilm, MGM/UA, Le Studio Canal +, Paramount, Warner Brothers added to list of defendants.
February 18, 2003. Through Sony Senior Counsel, Ms. Kathleen M. Hallinan, and their outside counsel, Mr. Ian C. Ballon of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, the dispute with Sony Pictures (Columbia) is officially resolved.
Valentines Day ! February 14, 2003. ABTV posts "Not in Our Name" mini-documentary to it's Number 1 position (top left) in it's "Jam of the Day" category Feb 14, 2003 at http://www.adbusters.org/home/ !
Valentines Day ! February 14, 2003. Sony Pictures (Columbia) proposes a settlement agreement (PDF) -- and we accept! I learn that Mr. Ian C. Ballon of Manatt Phelps & Phillips, LLP has been selected by by multiple big studios to work on this litigation out of the law firms Palo Alto offices (phone numbers deleted from pdf).
February 11, 2003. Global National TV interviews with Tara Nelson reach 900,000 people across Canada!
February 6-7, 2003. Global National (television) of Canada sends a TV Crew which does a long series of interviews.
February 5, 2003. "Little Murders" review by film critic Kelly Vance, East Bay Express, Feb 5, 2003
February 3, 2003. "Not In Our Name" Quicktime and Windows Media Versions of Jan 18, 2003 SF Demonstration posted to www.IndyMedia.com
January 30, 2003. "Not In Our Name" Quicktime (MOV) and Real Media (RM) versions posted.
January 1, 2003. "Hollywood's censors," by Sarah Faulkner, San Francisco Bay Guardian, p 14.
January 28, 2003. "Not In Our Name" five minute short documentary of January 18, 2003 San Francisco anti-war demonstration posted to web.
January 26, 2003. Discovered story has been translated and appears on Swedish? website: http://fajaf.digitalrice.com/nyheter/021227_9billion.html
January 22, 2003. Counsel Tesfaye Tsadik gives opposing counsel at Manatt Phelps an extended period in which to respond.
January 21, 2003. Learned that Mr. Matthew Kanny, Esq., of Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP (with offices in Los Angeles and Palo Alto), is representing both 20th Century Fox and Universal Pictures.
January 21, 2003. 20th Century Fox Entertainment is finally served with complaint.
January 14, 2003. The Court issues a "Reassignment Order," (pdf) transferring the case to the Honorable Jeffrey S. White.
January ?, 2003. Entertainment Law Digest reports on court filing, US ND California 02 CV 5717 at http://www.entlawdigest.com/story.cfm?storyID=2507
January 11, 2003. Posted Stop-Motion President: The "State of the Union" January 29, 2002. A demonstration of how speeches could be criticized.
January 8, 2003. Posted the first rough draft of Real Dead "Action" - The U.S. Military and the Enemy for review, comment, corrections, and contributions.
January 8, 2003. Created a "What People are Saying" segment for website.
January 7, 2003. Columbia / TriStar is served with complaint (owned by Sony).
January 6, 2003. Universal is served with complaint.
January 3, 2003. "Filmmaker sues to use violent clips," published in the Vancouver Sun picks up story from the Toronto Globe and Mail and prints it page F4.
January 3, 2003. "Filmmaker sues 3 studios" (pdf)," The San Francisco Chronicle picks up story from the Chronicle News Service and puts in page D18. It seems that numerous other newspapers also picked up the story from the Chronicle News Service...
January 3, 2003. Chronicle News Service picks up story from the Globe and News and puts it out on "the wire."
January 2, 2003. "Documentary Producer Sues Studios Over Fair Use Copyright Law Provision" published in Rights & Royalties.
December 25, 2002. Indy Media posts radio interviews and links to Counterpunch.
December 24, 2002. Radio4All posting of audio file (mp3) of WBAR interview at http://radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=6086
December 18, 2002. Talk of the Point picks up Keegan article and links to it...
December 18, 2002. Theresa Keegan article, "Lights, Camera, and Action(able)," appeared in Contra Costa Times, The West County Times, The Valley Times, The San Ramon Valley Times and www.BayArea.com .
December 17, 2002. Cockburn article from Examiner gets picked up by www.PointRichmond.com "Local Film Company Takes Studios to Court"
December 15, 2002. Stories from the Examiner and CounterPunch get picked up by Richmond City Councilman Tom Butt.
December 12, 2002. "Over 9 Billion Dead Served," posting of original Dec 5, 2002 Cockburn article in the Serbian Cafe.
December 12, 2002. "Show of Force" article appears in San Francisco Examiner, p. 9A.
December 11, 2002. Part of Counterpunch story appears on website at the University of Utah.
December 11, 2002. "Hollywood's 9 Billion Dead (and Just One Baby)" appears at Creators.com.
December 10, 2002. Mac / PC .mpg clip posted to www.NotTheEnemy.com
December 9, 2002. Talk of the Point runs short, original paragraph piece titled "Pointer vs. Hollywood."
December 6, 2002. The complaint that was filed in U.S. District Court is posted online in html format.
December 6, 2002. The first radio interview is done with Merlin Chowkwanyun at WBAR, Columbia/Barnard College Radio, 87.9 FM., Manhattan.
December 5, 2002. The complaint is filed in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco. The Honorable Susan Illston is randomly selected to preside.
December 5, 2002. Alexander Cockburn writes the first article on the documentary, "Hollywood's 9 Billion Dead."
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