He is co-author, with Barbara Davilman, of Yiddish With Dick and Jane, Yiddish With George and Laura, How to Raise a Jewish Dog, The Big Jewish Book for Jews, and other titles. He is founder and editor-in-chief of the Sherman Oaks Review of Books, a "channel" of the Los Angeles Review of Books, which debuted in Reviews: Not so, the lawsuit says. "Yiddish With Dick and Jane" "is not a parody, but is an unprotected imitation," the suit alleges. Author Barbara Davilman, who co-wrote the book with Ellis Weiner, told the newspaper that she views the lawsuit as "a good old shakedown for money.".
Jan 24, · Pearson claims that the release of Yiddish is "depriving [Pearson] of its ability to create its own humorous and non-parody works such as [the film] Fun with Dick and Jane. Jan 15, · A New York Times story by Edward Wyatt reports on the belated lawsuit by Pearson Education, the publishing company that owns the copyright to the Dick and Jane primers, against a division of Time Warner in Federal District Court in Los Angeles claiming that the book Yiddish With Dick and Jane violates Pearson’s copyrights and trademarks.. The .
Jan 15, · Pearson says in its lawsuit that it has licensed the characters before, as in the film "Fun With Dick and Jane," with Jane Fonda and George Segal. A remake, with Jim Carrey and Téa Leoni, is. Jan 15, · A zochen vay! (“What a pain!) That’s what Barbara Davilman and Ellis Weiner might’ve said when they were served with a lawsuit by Pearson Education, the publishing company that owns the copyright to the Dick and Jane reading primers (Primer Spoof With Yiddish Faces Suit (in English)).I’ve posted here about their adorable Yiddish with Dick & Jane.
Jul 01, · Yiddish with Dick and Jane is a parody, and it’s pretty funny. Especially to those of us who grew up with a few Yiddish words floating around the family conversations. Dick and Jane are not kids any longer (just like those of us who are old enough to know the original story). Sep 13, · Ellis Weiner is the only person, dead or alive, who has published in the National Lampoon (where he was an editor), Spy (where he wrote a column), and The New Yorker (where he still appears). He is co-author, with Barbara Davilman, of Yiddish With Dick and Jane, Yiddish With George and Laura, How to Raise a Jewish Dog, The Big Jewish Book for Jews, Brand: Little, Brown and Company.