Entertainment Law

Film / TV / Multimedia

At Crown®, LLP, our attorneys provide counsel to actors, writers, directors, producers, managers, and production and distribution companies in the film, television, cable, web-based, and interactive media sectors.

We offer a diverse range of services including:

  • Negotiating and drafting film financing documentation
  • Negotiating writer, performer, director, and producer agreements
  • Negotiating and documenting distribution, licensing, and product placement agreements
  • Negotiating and drafting option agreements
  • Providing broad intellectual property counsel, including fair use analysis, and advice
  • Providing counsel regarding guild benefits and obligations and compliance with guild agreements
  • Creation of “loan out” companies
  • Copyright and Trademark registration services worldwide

We also assist individual rights-holders, writers, directors, and production companies in the optioning, licensing, and sale of story rights. We provide beginning-to-end, full-service production counsel on projects ranging from:

  • In-house training videos
  • Online educational, training, and fitness videos
  • Web-distributed marketing pieces
  • Webisodes
  • Episodic television productions
  • Feature-length productions
  • Podcasts

Other Services

Our services include assistance in guild registration and compliance, and negotiation and drafting of agreements regarding:

  • Above and below-the-line personnel
  • The intersection of labor law and intellectual property creation and ownership, including work-for-hire negotiations and agreements
  • Legal compliance concerning the engagement of minors
  • Joint authorship/ownership agreements
  • Insurance issues

We also negotiate venue agreements, composer agreements, synchronization licenses, and agreements with the array of vendors necessary for any size production.

You can feel confident that our team of attorneys have in-depth knowledge and expertise in the film, tv, and web industries.