JAY-Z / BARNEYS; Follow Up

In an effort to save face with Jay-Z, his fans, and members of Barneys’ shopping community, Barneys’ CEO Mark Lee offers and apology to the man himself.

More Here

Jay can now continue building his empire.




Crime as Entertainment; Wolf of Wall Street

In one of the most anticipated films of the year, from Academy Award winner Marty Scorcese, Leo plays real life character Jordan Belfort. Belfort, in his time, was one of the most infamous names and faces of Wall Street.

At the ripe age of 22, this young man successfully founded one of the most successful brokerage firms in the country.

Belfort was later charged with numerous securities violations and negotiated a deal with authorities whereby he cooperated with the Federal Authorities, served a prison sentence and returned over $100MM to investors which were defrauded.

In any event, the entertainment industry and our society are obsessed with programming that has a criminal element. Just think of the success of Breaking Bad, and Sons of Anarchy, the list goes on.

Now, with the talents of Marty and Leo, this film “Wolf of Wall Street” promises to please.

Check out the new trailer here.


Thicke v. Gaye

Thicke v. Gaye

The family of Marvin Gaye is suing Robin Thicke for Copyright infringement, claiming that Thicke stole two songs from the late Marvin Gaye.

The family claims, “that Thicke not only stole Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up” for his mega-hit “Blurred Lines,” but also lifted Gaye’s “After the Dance” for his track “Love After War.'”

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. district court in California, follows Thicke’s own preemptive lawsuit in August that sought to protect him from the Gaye family’s allegations that “Blurred Lines” uses the same “feel” and “sound” as Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up.”

The latest suit contends that Thicke is guilty of a “blatant copying of a constellation of distinctive and significant compositional elements of Marvin Gaye’s classic No. 1 song, ‘Got to Give It Up.’”

The Gayes cite interviews given by Thicke to GQ and Billboard as evidence that he deliberately boosted Gaye’s sound for “Blurred Lines.”

What are your thoughts?


Client Profiles; Jabari Johnston



HDPC client Jabari Johnson to release his feature length documentary about the UK Hip-Hop star, Tinie Tempah.

Some words from our client about the project.


Hello All,

A lot of you have been asking when my next documentary is coming out and I’m proud to finally say that Tinie Tempah: Discovering Destiny has a release date and it’s this Thursday, October 31st, 2013!

In 2011, I left my job producing digital content for Capitol Records and went on the wildest ride of my life as I directed a film on a dear friend and amazing artist, Tinie Tempah.

Tinie is the first British hip-hop artist to ever have a sold out arena tour in the UK and it was an honor for him and his management company Disturbing London to have me along for the ride. After shooting 60 hours of footage we came back to the states and spent close to a year working on the film. We are now finally ready to debut the project as Tinie is on the heels of releasing his 2nd album, Demonstration on November 4th, 2013.

We’re releasing the film in a very nontraditional manner and giving fans the power to premiere the film simultaneously this Thursday. What I need from all of you is to support our Thunderclap campaign with your Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr pages to increase the social reach of the film when we drop the link on Thursday. This is a game changer, and for it to be a massive success I need the support of each and every person reading this.



Please support our client and check out this great project.


Quincy Jones Files $10M Lawsuit Over Michael Jackson Music

Quincy Jones Files $10M Lawsuit Over Michael Jackson Music

Quincy Jones Files $10M Lawsuit Over Michael Jackson Music


– JD