Entertainment & Media

Within Entertainment & Media, we support the legal components that arise at all points of the creative process. The assets developed by creative businesses may be intangible, but their value is just as significant. We help our clients protect and commercialize their content. While creative ventures deal with many of the same corporate, IP, and contractual issues that most other businesses encounter, ventures within entertainment industries contain specific nuances, the knowledge of which helps move projects forward. When disputes arise, familiarity with practical aspects of industry and market norms can make all the difference in obtaining a favorable result.

In addition to the following breadth of legal tasks that we have performed for our clients, our attorneys have hands-on experience in the film and music industries. This practical, non-legal background enables us to serve as more than just legal advisers for our clients.

Representative Matters

  • Acting services agreements
  • Book publishing contracts
  • Breach of contract litigation
  • Contract negotiation
  • Copyright infringement litigation
  • Corporate governance
  • Defamation litigation
  • Demand letters
  • Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) compliance
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment disputes
  • Entity organization
  • Equity redemption
  • Equity transfers
  • Film finance
  • Gaming / gambling compliance
  • Independent contractor service agreements
  • Illustrator contracts
  • Influencer agreements
  • Investment contracts
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Music licensing agreements
  • Operating agreements
  • Option agreements
  • Partnership agreements
  • Production counsel for independent film
  • Private placement memoranda
  • Responses to United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) office actions
  • Right of publicity litigation
  • Securities regulations
  • Streaming / Over-the-top (OTT) distribution agreements
  • Talent agreements
  • Trademark enforcement
  • Trademark registration

Representative Clients

  • Actors
  • Art galleries
  • Artist management
  • Comic book illustrators
  • Composers
  • Content distributors
  • Cruise ship performers
  • Documentary filmmakers
  • Digital marketing agencies
  • E-commerce music equipment merchants
  • Electronic dance music (EDM) DJs
  • Event organizers and promoters
  • Fashion model consultants
  • Festival organizers
  • Film crew members
  • Film directors
  • Film producers
  • Influencers
  • Investors in creative projects
  • Marketing and branding consultants
  • Mixed martial arts (MMA) sports league
  • Musicians and bands
  • Music distributors
  • Music libraries
  • Night club event promoters
  • Nonprofits and tax-exempt organizations
  • Novelists
  • Photographers
  • Public relations
  • Reality TV talent
  • Radio personalities
  • Record labels
  • Recording studios
  • Screenwriters
  • Sculptors
  • Stand-up comedians
  • Studio management
  • Virtual reality and augmented reality (VR/AR) producers
  • Videographers

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