Entertainment & Sports

We provide legal advice tailored to our entertainment clients' unique needs.

“I love working with our entertainment clients.  Clients come to our firm because they want the guidance of professionals who understand the industry and its unique issues. With us, they know their projects will get the protection and attention they deserve.”

Our multi-faceted entertainment & sports practice provides transactional legal counsel in several areas, including talent representation, motion picture, television and new media development, production, distribution and licensing, private equity investment and strategic corporate counsel. We also serve as outside production counsel on film projects.

Our new Business and Creative Development Practice focuses on working with filmmakers, producers and other content creators in developing, packaging and exploiting creative content in the marketplace. 

Our clients cover the full spectrum of the entertainment industry, ranging from individuals to emerging companies to not-for profit organizations including:

  • Actors & Athletes
  • Writers, Producers & Directors
  • Musicians & Record Labels 
  • Production Companies
  • Management Companies & Talent Agencies
  • Equipment Rental Companies
  • Internet & New Media Companies

We work with clients to draft and negotiate a variety of entertainment and film-related agreements, including:

  • Private placement memoranda and all corresponding documents for private equity raises to fund film projects
  • Operating agreements for production LLCs
  • Production agreements, including cast and crew agreements, releases, location agreements, music licensing, literary option and purchase agreements
  • Independent contractor agreements
  • Option and licensing agreements
  • Non-disclosure / confidentiality agreements
  • Submission release agreements
  • Distribution agreements

The services we provide for our entertainment clients include:

  • Serving as Production Counsel on feature film projects
  • Talent representation
  • Motion picture, television and new media development
  • Securing and memorializing distribution deals
  • Option and licensing deals
  • Production and other entertainment issues

For a list of our significant entertainment transactions, please click here.