Entertainment Law

Rodriques Law, PLLC’s Entertainment Law practice covers all segments of the entertainment industry, including motion pictures, television, music, theater, interactive and digital entertainment and sports. We handle transactional matters for all types of individuals and institutions, and help them in both the creative and the business aspects of their entertainment, media and technology initiatives.

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Rodriques Law, PLLC’s areas of representation include:

  • Film and television financing, development, production and distribution
  • Theatrical stage production and financing
  • Finder’s contracts and shopping agreements
  • Domestic and international co-production and pre-sale
  • Branded entertainment
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Book-to-film deals
  • Film and television animation agreements
  • Digital, mobile, social media and video content distribution and licensing
  • Intellectual property protection and enforcement
  • Fair use legal opinions
  • Talent agreements
  • Endorsement deals
  • Merchandising
  • Music agreements, including master use and synchronization license
  • Mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, collaborations and strategic alliances
  • Collective bargaining negotiations/agreements, including SAG-AFTRA, DGA, WGA, Teamsters and IATSE agreements
  • Employment agency license applications
  • Talent management, model management, talent agency, literary agent and publishing agreements
  • Clearances and errors and omissions (E&O) insurance
  • Regulatory compliance, including SEC, FTC and FCC regulations

We assist media, entertainment companies and talent to connect and work with key industry players with the resources that can help to further their business and creative initiatives. In addition, our legal expertise and understanding of our clients’ businesses and objectives allow us to give practical advice for prudent decision-making.

 

Being familiar with the applicable foreign law, and working with local counsel who advise us, we handle deals involving transactions with foreign entities. We serve clients from all over the world, including Canada, the United Kingdom, China, Japan, India, Brazil, Bahamas, Bermuda, Trinidad and Jamaica.

Our global client base includes:

  • Entertainment and media companies
  • Motion picture and television producers, directors, distributors, writers, actors and crew
  • Private equity, venture capital and film funds
  • High-net-worth individuals
  • Talent agencies and talent management companies
  • Playwrights, composers, songwriters, musicians and performing artists
  • Athletes, models and child entertainers