Entertainment Law

Are you an artist, a musician, an author, or a party who publishes music or other content? We have represented some of the most famous authors, talent, and entertainers in the world.

Our areas of entertainment law experience include:

  • Title and rights clearance
  • Screenplay option and purchase agreements
  • Distribution issues
  • Contract disputes and negotiations
  • Talent agreements
  • Right of publicity
  • Motion picture production and distribution
  • Life story rights
  • Screen Actors’ Guild productions
  • Writers’ Guild
  • Talent and literary agent agreements
  • Publishing deals
  • Television production
  • Joint Ventures
  • Character licensing

Some of the specific things we’ve done for clients:

  • Advised clients regarding producing television commercials in compliance with Screen Actors’ Guild requirements;
  • Negotiated movie options deals, screenplay options and purchase agreements, protected screenplays, synopses, previews and treatments, and have advised new authors and musicians on agent deals;
  • Advised models and advertising agencies regarding rights of publicity;
  • Settled disputes between band members during dissolution;
  • Worked with major record labels and the Recording Industry Association of America to enforce our clients’ rights;
  • Unraveled ancient agreements entered into by musicians who negotiated bad deals under pre-1978 copyright law.


For more about our experience with entertainment law, read here.