The Judge takes the bench in this thirty (30) minute court room resolution TV show as he presides (arbitrate) over actual claims related to show business in the fictitious Hollywood Superior Court™. This daily program brings small claims litigants together in a forum that is well versed in the legal and sometimes daunting intricacies of the entertainment industry.
Each episode of Showbiz Court begins with a voice over introduction of our Plaintiff and the reason he or she is suing, which is soon followed by the introduction of the Defendant and their point of view. The Judge briefly explains the “Cause of action” then calls each side to vigorously and methodically argue their case while presenting facts into evidence. After both sides are heard and all witnesses and facts have been presented Judge Bates makes his ruling. All rulings are binding.