Our Entertainment and Media practice is a full-service group representing creative talent and companies in all facets of entertainment including motion picture, television, sports, music, media and communications.

Whether you are the creative talent, owner, or an executive of an entertainment company, our lawyers can help you with anticipating and resolving those issues most likely to confront you. For years, we have provided quality representation in entertainment and media by providing individual talent, companies, entrepreneurs and executives with counsel needed to accomplish three vital tasks:

  1. Structure and negotiate deals that set them up for success,

  2. Create agreements that prevent business disputes from arising, and

  3. Solve any disputes that do arise via negotiations or litigation.

Entertainment & Media Transactions

  • Personal representation of creative talent (actors, media personalities, authors, screenwriters, directors, producers, animators, chefs, social media stars, musicians and photographers)

  • Personal representation of professional athletes in film, television, social media, online, sponsorship, licensing and endorsement deals

  • Option agreements for entertainment properties

  • Film, television, social media, digital media, radio, marketing and digital deals and agreements (development and production, merchandising, distribution, P&A, financial, etc.)

  • Brand development and protection for creative talent and athletes

  • Advertising and promotion deals in all media

  • Publishing agreements in all media

  • Creative talent collaboration agreements

  • Executive compensation agreements

  • Music festival and live entertainment production deals, including televised and/or streamed live events

  • Representation of brands in endorsement, tie-in and sponsorship deals

  • Litigation, arbitration and mediation relating to entertainment disputes

Business Transactions & Related Contracts

  • Client Agreements

  • Employee Agreements

  • Independent Contractor AgreementsManufacturing/Distribution Agreements

  • Confidentiality/Non-Disclosure Agreements

  • Terms and Conditions and Privacy Statements for Websites

  • Release Agreements for Personal Trainers, Photographers, and Others

Business Formation Guidance

  • Limited Liability Companies and Partnerships

  • Corporations and S-Corporations