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
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
Aruna Viswanatha of Reuters reported that the SEC is investigating the practices of major U.S. movie studios in China about possible violations of the FCPA.
At least five movie studios have received letters from the SEC, including News Corp’s 20th Century Fox, Disney, and DreamWorks Animation.… Continue Reading