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    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    Malibu, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Music Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Labor Law - Management
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Copyright Law
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Music Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Entertainment Law - Music
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  • Location:
    Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Entertainment Law - Music
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Music Media Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Contracts Insurance Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Entertainment Law - Theater
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Music Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Media Law First Amendment Law Communications Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Advertising Law Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    Beverly Hills, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Entertainment Law - Music
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Sports Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Entertainment Law - Music
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Copyright Law
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    International Mergers & Acquisitions Corporate Law Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Entertainment Law - Music
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    Santa Monica, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    Santa Monica, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Theater Entertainment Law - Music Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Entertainment Law - Music Trademark Law
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  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law First Amendment Law Entertainment Law - Music Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Copyright Law Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Music Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    Santa Monica, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Commercial Litigation Entertainment Law - Music
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Entertainment Law - Music
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  • Location:
    Santa Monica, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    Santa Monica, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Media Law Trademark Law Copyright Law Advertising Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Entertainment Law - Music Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Sports Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Entertainment Law - Music Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Entertainment Law - Music
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Trademark Law Media Law Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Media Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Trademark Law First Amendment Law Entertainment Law - Music
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Advertising Law Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Media Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Music Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    Beverly Hills, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Entertainment Law - Music
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Trademark Law Entertainment Law - Music
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    Beverly Hills, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Media Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Labor Law - Union Sports Law Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Arbitration Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Music Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Entertainment Law - Music
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    Santa Monica, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Entertainment Law - Music
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Media Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Advertising Law Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television

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Practice Area Definition

Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Definition

With consumers seeking an ever-widening array of outlets for accessing entertainment, the motion picture and television industries face tremendous opportunities, driven by new technologies and evolving business relationships. The production, financing, licensing, and distribution of content have become increasingly complex and dynamic.

To take advantage of these opportunities, attorneys in this practice area help to structure, negotiate and execute a range of agreements for a wide variety of industry participants, including motion picture studios, cable and broadcast TV networks, device makers, financial institutions, and private investors that finance content development, and bond companies that insure content completion.

These transactions can include:
  • First-look agreements, rights acquisitions, and commission of productions.
  • Sponsorship and product-placement agreements.
  • Talent and other production-related agreements.
  • Financing transactions using entertainment- and media-related assets and revenue streams as collateral.
  • Syndication agreements, content-licensing agreements, and output and slate agreements.
  • Intellectual property protection is critical to the content business, and attorneys in the field regularly advise on trademark and copyright issues, registration, dispute resolution, and matters related to joint authorship, termination of licenses, and work-for-hire.
Media content carries with it particular risks of litigation, and to mitigate that risk, attorneys provide production and pre-broadcast review for defamation, copyright violation, and other issues, as well as offering chain-of-title clearance review. Among the most common actions against which TV and film companies must be defended with respect to their content are copyright infringement, theft-of-idea, misappropriation, defamation, and violation-of-privacy suits.

The television industry is subject to especially intense scrutiny by public watchdogs and regulators. FCC access, programming, and digital conversion regulations are all matters on which attorneys regularly provide counsel.

Attorneys in this practice area may also help investors evaluate rights and protect their investments in film- and television-related asset portfolios and, if necessary, establish an exit strategy for distressed holdings.
With consumers seeking an ever-widening array of outlets for accessing entertainment, the motion picture and television industries face tremendous opportunities, driven by new technologies and evolving business relationships. The production, financing, licensing, and distribution of content have become increasingly complex and dynamic.

To take advantage of these opportunities, attorneys in this practice area help to structure, negotiate and execute a range of agreements for a wide variety of industry participants, including motion picture studios, cable and broadcast TV networks, device makers, financial institutions, and private investors that finance content development, and bond companies that insure content completion.

These transactions can include:
  • First-look agreements, rights acquisitions, and commission of productions.
  • Sponsorship and product-placement agreements.
  • Talent and other production-related agreements.
  • Financing transactions using entertainment- and media-related assets and revenue streams as collateral.
  • Syndication agreements, content-licensing agreements, and output and slate agreements.
  • Intellectual property protection is critical to the content business, and attorneys in the field regularly advise on trademark and copyright issues, registration, dispute resolution, and matters related to joint authorship, termination of licenses, and work-for-hire.
Media content carries with it particular risks of litigation, and to mitigate that risk, attorneys provide production and pre-broadcast review for defamation, copyright violation, and other issues, as well as offering chain-of-title clearance review. Among the most common actions against which TV and film companies must be defended with respect to their content are copyright infringement, theft-of-idea, misappropriation, defamation, and violation-of-privacy suits.

The television industry is subject to especially intense scrutiny by public watchdogs and regulators. FCC access, programming, and digital conversion regulations are all matters on which attorneys regularly provide counsel.

Attorneys in this practice area may also help investors evaluate rights and protect their investments in film- and television-related asset portfolios and, if necessary, establish an exit strategy for distressed holdings.