Our goal is to facilitate the vision of content creators whether on studio projects or independent projects. From inception to release, we provide timely legal and business affairs services in all phases of production – from analyzing chain of title to acquiring rights for development to negotiating production agreements for cast, crew, and producers. Our firm has the studio experience required to solve the inevitable legal emergencies that arise in production.
Our lawyers are experienced in digital and traditional media, and we are well-poised to guide our clients through the legal maze of distribution, regardless of platform. Our firm has negotiated and drafted countless distribution agreements on behalf of studios and individual producers. We have also facilitated our clients' acquisition of content, from drafting agreements to ensuring proper delivery.
We have worked with a spectrum of clients ranging from studios to start-ups on national and regional promotional and marketing campaigns, from initial planning to preparing agreements and successful execution. As the marketplace embraces influencers, we have guided clients through the minefield of social media endorsers, a recent area of FTC interest. Similarly, we have applied our experience in traditional and digital marketing to support tie-ins with other brands, giveaways, discounts, and gift cards. We also raise red flags for clients when promotions might stray into other areas of the law such as intellectual property and data privacy. We also represent select influencers on endorsement agreements.
Even as distribution platforms evolve, music remains a central component of successful entertainment projects, and our music team possesses the knowledge, experience, and contacts to assist clients in this specialized area. We are well-equipped to handle composer, artist, producer, songwriter, supervisor, and license agreements for new projects as well as analyze and secure music rights in new media for existing assets.
Opportunities to monetize content do not stop once the film is “in the can.” Like our clients, we take a 360° approach and believe the effective exploitation of ancillary rights through merchandising, publishing, videogames, NFTs, AR/VR, apps, and even live stage productions is more vital than ever. Our lawyers have practical experience advising clients on the extent of their rights and ultimately drafting agreements that maximize revenue.
Our clients are as varied as the issues they bring to us, but what they share is a need for sound legal counsel. From the perspective of television and feature productions, we have institutional and firsthand knowledge in negotiating and drafting personal services agreements for writers, directors, producers, and actors. With art and entertainment taking so many forms today, we are fortunate to be able to advise clients across a wide spectrum of media and disciplines including musicians, artists, and social media influencers.
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