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09-22-2009, 09:51 PM #1
Warren Miller Entertainment Suing Level 1 Productions
Warren Miller Entertainment, Inc. is suing Level 1 Productions for trademark infringement. What this means, is that Warren Miller narrated part of Level 1's latest film, Refresh. While I haven't seen it for myself, yet, I do trust the persons of Mike Rogge and Pippin Lee on Newschoolers enough to believe it. And besides, here's the link to a real website, with real information. http://www.rfcexpress.com/lawsuit.asp?id=50534. WME has crossed a line which skiers should not stand for. There have, on Newschoolers, already been suggestions of a boycott of WME. After all, Warren Miller himself is no longer associated with the company, and although they are always fun to watch, I'm always happier to see a PBP, MSP, or TGR film, anyday.
Just wanted to make sure you are aware... and as for this being my first post, I hope that doesn't count against me as much as it would on NS. I do understand I have placed myself in a precarious position by mentioning my membership on NS, as is...
Either way. The issue of WME suing Level1 needs to be known among all skiers, so let it be known on TGR!
09-22-2009, 10:00 PM #2Registered User
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people do crazy things in summer/fall.
09-22-2009, 10:06 PM #3Registered User
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thank you for making us aware.
09-22-2009, 10:13 PM #4
This thread needs some Shania.
09-22-2009, 11:25 PM #5
warren miller sucks
09-22-2009, 11:36 PM #6
I actually heard of this as it was breaking due to being at the bar with rogge right after his ski show on a local btv radio broadcast.
WME has sued for infringement even though Warren himself is now a completely seperate entity.http://coldsmokechronicles.blogspot.com
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09-23-2009, 02:17 AM #7
WME aren't scientologlists are they?Days on snow this season: 27 Last Season: 83
09-23-2009, 04:01 AM #8World's Foremost Apres-Skier
09-23-2009, 06:18 AM #9
09-23-2009, 06:45 AM #10
I've already been boycotting WME for sucking. I guess I'll just keep it up as planned."It need not be fun to be fun." - Big Steve
09-23-2009, 06:50 AM #11
So, Warren agrees to narrate a little schtick for a segment and the company (level 1) gets sued by (presumable) his former entity controlled by his son?
If that's the case, that's sad.
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09-23-2009, 07:00 AM #12Registered User
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anything for money these days. It's sad.
09-23-2009, 07:09 AM #13
trademark infringement has been denied!
09-23-2009, 07:10 AM #14
Not controlled by his son iirc
WME are a bunch of douchebags, WM might have made formulaic campy ski movies but at least he was at heart a ski bumFor sure, you have to be lost to find a place that can't be found, elseways everyone would know where it was
09-23-2009, 07:12 AM #15“Is there nothing sacred? Have we lost our moral center? It just makes me want to pee on someone.”
09-23-2009, 07:34 AM #16
WME is owned By Bonnier Corporation of Sweden -
nobody from the Miller family on the board there...
Bonnier is best known as the publisher of such fine magazines as :
Caribbean Travel + Life
Field & Stream
Florida Travel + Life
Fly Fishing in Salt Waters
Home Ft. Lauderdale
QUAD: Off Road Magazine
Resorts & Great Hotels
Salt Water Sportsman
Sound + Vision
TransWorld Ride BMX
Warren Miller Entertainment
World Entertainment Services
World Sports & Marketing
Now where are those sister pics?World's Foremost Apres-Skier
09-23-2009, 07:42 AM #17Registered User
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Thanks for the reminder, my subscription to Science Illustrated just ran out. Can't wait for the swimsuit issue!
09-23-2009, 08:03 AM #18“Is there nothing sacred? Have we lost our moral center? It just makes me want to pee on someone.”
09-23-2009, 10:13 AM #19
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09-23-2009, 10:19 AM #20The Shred Pirate Roberts
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I would definitely subscribe to Motor Boating
09-23-2009, 10:37 AM #21
Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I got out of bed wondering what I could do about the genocide in Darfur. But this! Well, this changes everything!"Buy the Fucking Plane Tickets!"
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09-23-2009, 10:48 AM #22
When I see crap like this it makes me want to return the favor and sue WME because their poster/dvd cover last year was a shot of TJ Schiller airing in front of a sunset from an exclusive MSP shoot from the year before. That's how out of touch they are. "Ooh, there's a nice photo! So what if we don't have a single moment in our movie like it. Let's use it!"
Good luck Level 1.or don't
09-23-2009, 10:49 AM #23
"If they don't sue Level 1 this year..."Pro skiers look like a bag of skittles.
09-23-2009, 11:33 AM #24
Wow. I can't imagine that doing anything good for the Warren Miller Entertainment(WME). Even though people don't realize Warren the man is no longer associated with WME , because he does not like them, it is a great thing for WME. WME should actually have paid Level 1 to have Warren narrate. I have not seen the movie so I do not know if it is a rip against WME. Assuming it is not, having the WME brand endorsed in this way with the narration by a young and hip company is great for them. Hopefully they wake up. At the very least they will learn the power of the internet."Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention to arrive safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: Wow!!! What a ride!"
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09-23-2009, 11:52 AM #25