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Hip-Hop Week On Fuse TV

September 14, 2009

Written By: Victoria H. (Urban Editor)

This week is Hip-Hop week on Fuse TV as the channel airs movies, interviews and documentaries about some of the most popular and influential rappers of all time. Check your local listing to confirm the dates and start times.

50 Cent: Refuse 2 Die– Filmmaker Mike Corbera interviews friends and colleagues of the successful rapper.

The 50 Cent Chronicles– Music videos show the artist’s rise to stardom from humble beginnings.

Tupac Shakur: Before I Wake– Hip-hop pioneer Tupac Shakur during the final year of his life.

Juice– Four Harlem buddies hold up a store, and one of them (Tupac Shakur) gets hooked on the thrill of the gun.

The Jay-Z Chronicles– The history of Jay-Z.

Jay-Z: Conversations In Hip-Hop– Jay-Z discusses several topics including his album “The Blueprint 3.”

Jay-Z Live From Madison Square Garden: Answer the Call– The rapper performs a charity event.

Beef: The MC Battle– High profile disputes among artists; featuring 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Nas, DMX, Snoop Dogg, Tupac, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube.

Amaru Entertainment Scores Major Victory

September 4, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA – Lawyers for Amaru Entertainment scored a major victory against Morgan Creek Productions in the Superior Court for the State ofCalifornia on Tuesday, September 1, when Judge Richard E. Rico ruled in their favor and upheld Amaru Entertainment’s cross-complaint for tortious intentional interference. A trial date has now been set for Tuesday, April 13, 2010.

Skip Miller of Miller Barondess, LLP in Los Angeles, attorney for Amaru Entertainment, said “We are pleased with the court’s ruling yesterday morning. It supports our claim that Morgan Creek tortiously interfered with the making of the Tupac Shakur movie. I look forward to trying this case and have the jury decide the matter. Morgan Creek has a history of bullying people into giving them rights they did not acquire. This time, they picked on the wrong people.”

The litigation started when Morgan Creek filed suit against Amaru Entertainment in February this year, alleging that the company had “backed out of negotiations” and was currently “refusing to honor and perform a contract of a production for a film based on the life of Tupac Shakur.” In actuality, there was never any agreement as key deal terms had never been agreed upon between the parties. This was a scheme by Morgan Creek to bully Amaru Entertainment into doing a movie with them and interfere with Amaru Entertainment’s negotiations for the film with other studios.

In the ruling yesterday, the court held that Amaru adequately stated a claim against Morgan Creek for interference by making “intentional misrepresentations of fact to third-party studios claiming to own the film rights and threatening them to back off on further negotiations with Amaru Entertainment.”