Entertainment and Media

The Firm serves a diverse client base throughout the United States and internationally in the following practice areas:

Entertainment Finance
The Firm represents producers, production companies, financial institutions and distributors in a range of project financings. We employ our deep Rolodex in assisting clients with capital raises as well as shaping capital structures, and raising debt and equity capital. Our experience includes slate financings, single-picture financings and P&A facilities. The Firm also drafts securities documentation for private placements of equity, advises as to pre-sale arrangements and soft money incentives, and structures joint ventures and strategic affiliations.

Film & Television Production
The Firm counsels production companies and independent feature filmmakers with respect to production and co-production arrangements, distribution agreements, guild agreements and compliance, development agreements, rights acquisition documentation, copyrights and other project-related intellectual property protection.

Emerging Media
With the emergence of sophisticated web development, online social networks, blogging, online forums, apps and other technologies, companies in today’s marketplace cannot afford not to incorporate new media into their business strategy. We counsel clients with respect to the negotiation of website development agreements, online intellectual property protection and streaming rights and web licensing arrangements.

Talent
The Firm represents individual talent in all aspects of the entertainment industry. The Firm is well-versed with negotiating engagement agreements, copyright and trademark rights and protection, drafting director, producer and actor agreements, negotiating the option and purchase of literary material and life story rights, as well as structuring branding and endorsement arrangements for entertainment talent.

Entertainment Law Disputes
The Firm represents individual talent in all aspects of the entertainment industry. The Firm is well-versed with negotiating engagement agreements, copyright and trademark rights and protection, drafting director, producer and actor agreements, negotiating the option and purchase of literary material and life story rights, as well as structuring branding and endorsement arrangements for entertainment talent.