In the previous four posts, we examined how the practice of allowing public officials to appear in films could be used as an alternative method of bribery. While we’ve focused on the idea of a foreign official receiving a cameo, the analysis actually applies to anyone who has a substantial enough connection to a foreign official.… Continue Reading
This is the fourth of five posts looking at Hollywood’s practice of giving film cameos to politicians and how this practice would play in an FCPA context.
Even if a filmmaker gives value to a foreign official by offering the official a film role in exchange for an unfair business advantage, the FCPA will not apply without corrupt intent.… Continue Reading
As we’ve seen in Part I and Part II of this series, a political cameo is valuable enough to operate as a bribe, but does Hollywood really need to worry about the practice exposing it to FCPA liability?… Continue Reading
The SEC’s apparent industry sweep of film studios in April 2012 raised a lot of eyebrows. While the sweep’s commencement was surprising, it disappeared as quickly as it started. Though no one outside the U.S.… Continue Reading