Arts & Entertainment

The law of entertainment and the arts is broad and comprehensive.

Entertainment law generally encompasses industries involving motion pictures, television, music, publishing, and theater.

These industries have special economic and business considerations that involve nearly every area of law including:

  • Copyright
  • Trademark
  • Trade secret
  • Rights of privacy and publicity
  • Securities
  • Tax
  • Tort
  • Corporate law
  • Labor law
  • Constitutional law
  • International law

With over 15 years experience in the entertainment industry, we serve our clients in regard to specific entertainment issues, including:

  • Licensing
  • Unions
  • Patented production techniques
  • Rights management
  • Consulting and negotiation strategies

Specific areas include:

  • Film
    • Options
    • Finance
    • Chain of title
    • Talent agreements
    • Leasing
    • Union issues
    • Distribution issues and negotiation
    • General intellectual property issues
  • Multimedia
    • Software licensing
    • Video game development and production
    • Information technology law
    • General intellectual property issues
  • Music
    • Talent agreements
    • Producer agreements
    • Publication and licensing
    • Rights management and negotiation
    • General intellectual property issues including copyright
  • Publishing
    • Print media
    • Advertising
    • Models
    • Author agreements
    • General intellectual property issues
  • Broadcasting
    • Licensing and regulatory issues
    • Mechanical licenses
    • General intellectual property issues
  • Theater
    • Rental agreements
    • Co-production agreements
    • Union issues
    • Employment contracts
    • Business licensing and permits
    • Other performance oriented legal issues
  • Visual Arts & Design
    • Fine arts
    • Consignment and agency
    • Moral rights
    • Industrial design
    • Issues related to the protection of graphic design elements in products
  • Defamation
    • Libel
    • Slander
    • Publicity
    • Privacy rights issues

If you have questions about any of the above issues, contact the law office of Amanda B. Cook to schedule a consultation.

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