Our clients include actors, actresses, writers, directors, producers, distributors, financiers and others who love to tell stories.
We handle entity formation, handle all production related agreements, advise regarding financing arrangements, analyze and negotiate distribution agreements, advise regarding domestic and international tax credits, and provide introductions to lenders who can monetize these credits. Chain of title documentation is regularly prepared. We negotiate financing agreements, and in very rare instances, secure financing for projects.
Simply put, we handle the creation of audio visual projects from idea creation to acquisition of rights to distribution, audit and reversion of rights, and the preparation of ancillary and derivative works. We also represent talent in these negotiations.
Music business professionals who rely on us include composers, lyricists, recording artists, DJs, managers, labels, publishes, distributors and others whose world revolves around music.
We routinely clear performing and other rights on a blanket basis for the digital distribution of music, whether in a single country or across 100 different countries for traditional and non-traditional uses.
Our work extends to a variety of publishing and recording agreements, distribution agreements, as well as licenses, endorsements, and related agreements, either on the talent side or the company side.
The firm is well versed in the intricacies of US copyright terminations, international reversions, and related issues.
On behalf of creators, or their successors and heirs, we serve and file notices of terminations under the US Copyright Act of 1976, which can result in the return of US rights to the clients, so that a new, more favorable agreement may be made with respect to those rights. By federal law, the right to terminate this grant in the US exists despite express contractual language to the contrary.
On behalf of copyright owners, or licensees, we can evaluate the effectiveness of termination notices received by such owners.
We represent actors, actresses, singers, writers, directors, recording artists, creators and executives in the entire entertainment industry.
We also counsel their representatives, whether as managers or agents, and have significant knowledge in negotiating personal management agreements.