An entertainment lawyer protects the legal livelihood of artists, companies, and other entertainment and media industry professionals in all areas across film, TV, new media, theater, publishing, and music. Entertainment lawyers advise individuals and corporations on legal matters as it relates to content development, production, distribution, advertising, and promotion.
Some of our most common responsibilities include:
- Negotiating and Reviewing Contracts – An entertainment lawyer safeguards your interests when negotiating a contract. An attorney can negotiate project terms with other parties (such as a production company, agent, or studio) and ensure you’re appropriately compensated.
- Contracts for Content Production – An entertainment lawyer can help you navigate the pitfalls of content creation, whether it be hiring talent, renting equipment, or getting general permits.
- Advising on Business and Legal Affairs – An entertainment attorney can help clients deal with matters outside their expertise. For example, an entertainment attorney can address inquiries about entertainment payroll, including contractor vs. employee distinctions and child labor restrictions. They can also provide union, guild, and other professional association advice.
- Client Connections – It’s not what you know but who you know. An entertainment lawyer can connect clients with managers, agents, and accountants.