Find Lawyers in Miami, Florida for Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
Joseph Z. Fleming is an experienced litigator and labor and employment lawyer who represents a diverse group of clients, including governmental entities, national and international airlines, utilities companies, land developers, and mining interests in issues of labor and employment matters, workplace safety, hazardous-waste regulatory and insurance matters, environmental and land use, and complex international litigation. In addition, he also works in the entertainment, arts and sports law a...
Jorge L. Hernandez-Toraño is a transactional attorney who has practiced in the areas of domestic and international corporate and mergers and acquisitions for more than 25 years. Mr. Hernandez-Toraño is also recognized for providing his transactional proficiency and business acumen to clients in the entertainment industry. His representative clients include private and public companies, high net worth individuals, foreign individuals and entities and governmental authorities in n...
Abbey Kaplan is a seasoned trial lawyer known for taking on complex cases and crafting creative strategies for tackling the most complicated legal issues in commercial litigation and business tort cases. A Founding Member of Kluger Kaplan, Abbey has extensive experience handling partnership and corporate breakups, real estate development disputes including banking and broker controversies, professional liability disputes, corporate finance issues, contract disputes and intellectual property. ...
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Stanley H. Wakshlag earned his B.A., magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Brandeis University in 1974 and his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1978. Stanley’s practice concentrates on class action litigation, securities litigation, director and officer representation, complex business litigation, deceptive trade practices, Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement proceedings, professional malpractice matters, and litigation with the FDI...
Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Definition
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.
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.
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