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Television

As more and more film actors turn to the small screen, television viewership continues to grow.  With the proliferation of digital content providers such as Netflix, Hulu and many more, TV has become a major hub in entertainment law. Our television services include:

  • Counseling and representing producers, writers, actors, directors, and crew members
  • Financing agreements
  • Collaboration and Co-Production agreements
  • Depiction and copyright releases
  • Production agreements
  • Distribution agreements
  • Option agreements, life story agreements and other matters relating to underlying rights
  • Merchandising and product placement agreements
  • Rights clearance
  • E&O Reviews
  • Union and guild matters
 

Music

Aside from musicians, issues with music law can arise for producers, directors, or even actors engaged in self-promotion.  Our Music Services include:

  • Music licensing
  • Composer agreements
  • Producing and recording agreements
  • Live performance and performing agreements
  • Counseling for musicians, producers, record labels, record labels, songwriters, and music publishers
   

Motion Pictures

The heart of entertainment law lies with the film industry.   Our Motion Picture Services include:

  • Counseling and representing all above the line and below the line personnel including producers, writers, actors, directors, and crew members
  • Film financing agreements
  • Collaboration and Co-Production agreements
  • Depiction and copyright releases
  • Production agreements
  • Distribution agreements
  • Entity structure and formation (Corporations, LLCs, and Limited Partnerships)
  • Literary sales 
  • Option agreements and other matters relating to underlying rights
  • Merchandising agreements
  • Rights clearance
  • Title searches and interpretation
  • E&O Reviews
  • Union and guild matters
   

Internet

The internet has opened new and exciting ways for content producers to share their artisic endeavors.  But as every coin has two sides, there exists a real need to treat this medium with every bit the same degree of care as more traditional media.  Our internet services include::

  • Counseling and representation of webisode producers, directors, website administrators, and ISPs
  • Licensing and contract negotiation
  • DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) compliance
  • Right of publicity and defamation issues
   

Intellectual Property

Just like physical property, care must be taken to protect your intellectual property.   Protecting intellectual property isn't limited to the entertainment field and we will work to ensure your rights are maintained. Our services include:

COPYRIGHT LAW

  • Registration and deposit
  • Transfers of copyright interests
  • Licensing and merchandising

TRADEMARK LAW

  • Trademark development
  • Registration
  • Assignments and licensing 
   

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