Entertainment law concerns the regulation of contracts relating to the entertainment and performance arts including the visual arts, cinemas, motion pictures or movies, radio, television, music, publishing, and theatre or theater. Legal issues include the proper application of labor and employment law, intellectual property law and personal services contract law, contract terms and conditions, trade unions, industry custom and usage, breach of contract claims and remedies, and dispute resolution or arbitration requirements.
We provide legal assistance for artist involved in certain areas of the entertainment industry, including music, publishing, and theatre. Our work is Transaction-based focusing on drafting and negotiating entertainment contracts and agreements.
This could mean helping an actor negotiate a contract with a studio, overcoming an impasse in union contract negotiations, assisting a new recording artist with financial, immigration, or real estate decisions, protecting a recording star from the illegal use of a copyrighted song, or even preventing invasion of a client’s privacy.
Our work includes the following:
Contracts with record labels, managers, agents, concert promoters, and concert producers; tour crew agreements; recording studio; music licensing and royalty agreements; and copyright issues.
Clients included Quentin Elias (d. 2014), The Rok Fairies, Lin Que (p/k/a ISIS).
Contracts with talent and crew; rental and co-production agreements; producer agreements; production liability issues; ticket sale agreements; and copyright and trademark issues.