We provide full legal and consulting services to the film, entertainment, and media community. All areas of personal and business legal support are available. See list below. We negotiate, draft, and oversee execution of contracts.
We function as full-service production general counsel on film and media projects covering development and pre-production phases through and including distribution and deliverables. Our practice includes Trademark and Copyright filings and follow up. Our services are tailored to each client's unique set of circumstances, including budget, and are not limited to industry related matters.
Entertainment law generally encompasses industries involving motion pictures, television, and music. These industries have special economic and business considerations that involve nearly every area of law including copyright, trademark, trade secret, rights of privacy and publicity, securities, contracts, and constitutional law.
The entertainment industry comprises the music, film, television, radio, theatre, multimedia, publishing, visual arts, and design fields. Each area has its own distinct trade unions, practices, statutes, and case law. The entertainment law encompasses many legal areas related to the entertainment field.
Contract drafting and negotiation
Including but not limited to
- Management agreements
- Publishing agreements
- Recording agreements
- Endorsement deals
- Appearance releases
- Music/film licensing
- Television casting agreements
- Side artist agreements
- Booking agent agreements
- Songwriter agreements
- Publicity rights releases
- Film location agreements
- Photographer/model releases
- Book publishing agreements
- Contract dispute resolution & litigation
- Defamation, libel, and slander
- Intellectual property protection
- Copyright registration
- Copyright cease and desist
- Trademark registration
- Trademark cease and desist