Entertainment Law

We value our long-term relationships with clients in the U.S. and international entertainment and media fields. Our clients are creative companies, independent producers, artists, performers, financiers, publishers, developers, and distributors in motion picture, TV and media, digital music, publishing, digital media, sports, design, and the arts industries. They include Oscar and Emmy award-winners and nominees, and many other deeply talented creators. The experience of our attorneys in the entertainment industry is complemented by our experience in the intellectual property field, including our copyright, trademark, licensing, trade secrets and Fair Use expertise, as well as rights of publicity and privacy knowledge. Our extensive experience with technology, the internet and e-commerce enables us to provide valuable advice on the convergence and disruption of entertainment and media formats and technologies. We enjoy helping our clients structure their ventures to monetize their work and enhance the long-term value of their creative assets. We are accustomed to working with clients at all stages in the development of their companies and projects, and are able to structure supportive fee arrangements.

Examples of Entertainment Law Services Provided:

  • Content Licensing
  • Co-Production Agreements
  • Initial Investor Agreements
  • Option and Purchase Agreements
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Personal Management and Agent Agreements
  • Negotiation of Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
  • Special Purpose Entity Set-Up
  • Character Licensing
  • Synch Licenses
  • Work for Hire Agreements
  • Mobile Application Development Agreements
  • Talent and Director Agreements
  • Syndication Agreements
  • Private Placement Memorandums (PPMs)
  • Risk and Disclosure Documents For Entertainment Investment Documents
  • Recording Agreements
  • Business Entity Formation for Entertainment and Media Ventures
  • Resolution of Publicity and Privacy Disputes in Creative, Confidential Forums
  • Protection of Trademark Portfolios
  • Mediation of Misappropriation and Infringement Disputes
  • Analysis of Intellectual Property Assets
  • Band Partnership Agreements and Mediation of Band Relationships
  • Opinion Letters Regarding Intellectual Property