Find Lawyers in Chicago, Illinois for Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
Practice Area Overview
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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Andy Goldstein is a Partner in the Corporate Practice Group. Andy focuses his practice in the area of Intellectual Property and Information Technology. He has extensive experience in the areas of intellectual property law, including trademark, trade dress and copyright law; internet, website, cloud computing, technology, outsourcing and computer law in general; advertising, marketing, and promotion law; and entertainment law, including video production, theater and dance-related matters. The ...
Enrico J. Mirabelli, a principal of Beermann LLP, is a highly regarded family law attorney with over 39 years of experience. Mr. Mirabelli served for ten years as a member of the Illinois State Bar Association Board of Governors and has served on the ISBA General Assembly and Family Law Section Council. Mr. Mirabelli is a frequent lecturer at family law seminars sponsored by the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association and Chicago Bar Association. He has also lectured at John ...
I am an accomplished Intellectual Property attorney with a strong focus on patent and trademark law. Based in Chicago, I have been dedicated to providing exceptional legal services to a wide range of clients. My experience includes prosecuting trademark and patent applications, offering strategic branding and technology counsel for various business transactions, and representing clients in real estate and contract disputes. As a versatile legal professional, I have also contributed to the fie...
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