Entertainment And Media

Entertainment And Media Attorneys

Jason C. Berger

Protecting Your Creative Assets And Intellectual Property

With the emergence of electronic media, protecting your artistic assets and property has become increasingly important. While intellectual property rights and digital right management are still primary focuses of entertainment law, artists and companies in the entertainment industry also require help with transactions and litigation involving Art, Entertainment, Media, & Intellectual Property including:


  • Domestic and International Record Distribution Agreements
  • Recording Agreements
  • Songwriting and Publishing Agreements
  • Merchandising and Touring Agreements
  • Commercial Appearances, Endorsements, and Sponsorships
  • Intra-group Agreements for Recording Artists and Business Structures
  • Music Supervision, Music Composer, and Soundtrack Albums
  • Music Licensing Agreements
  • Agency and Management Representation Agreements
  • Record Producer Agreements
  • Music and Sampling Clearances
  • Composers and Music Library Acquisitions
  • Publishing and Foreign Sub-publishing Administration
    • Synchronization Rights
    • Terrestrial and Internet Radio Station Ownership and Management
    • LLC Formations/Operating Agreements

Film/TV/Reality & Non-Scripted Television

  • Video & Film production, Marketing, and Distribution
  • Option Agreements
  • Television Motion Pictures & Miniseries
  • Writers Agreements
  • Scripted Programming
  • Documentaries
  • Event Programming & Specials
  • Infomercials & Shopping Network Programming
  • Talk & Magazine Shows
  • Syndicated Television
  • Public Television Funding, Distribution and Sponsorships
  • DVD Distribution Directly to Chains
  • Complex Multi-Distributor “Split-Rights” and “Gap” Financing
  • Negative Pickup Transactions
  • Receivables-Based and Asset-Based Lines of Credit and Term-Credit Facilities
  • Equity Investments, Foreign Co-Financing

New Media/Intellectual Property

  • Copyright Registration, Protection, Licensing, and Exploitation
  • Trademark Infringement/Lanham Act
  • Fair Use
  • Mobile Phone Applications
  • Video Game Developers
  • Celebrity Television Network Deals, and Multi-Platform Network Deals.
  • Production/Exhibition Agreements
  • Broadband and Mobile Technology Deals
  • Adoption, Use, and Protection of Trademarks, Service marks, Trade Names, Internet Domain Names, and Trade Dress
  • Internet, Wireless, Emerging Media, Including Social Networks and Blogs
  • Online Publishing
  • Avatars
  • Ringtones, Ring-backs
  • ISP’s, Safe Harbor Exceptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
  • Original Content for the Internet and Mobile Devices (Webisodes, Films, Games)
  • Software Protection

Advertising, Promotion & Branded Entertainment

  • Product Integration & Branding Companies
  • Clearance of Advertising, Promotional Materials, Market Campaigns
  • Sweepstakes, Contests, Games, and Other Promotions
  • Data Privacy
  • Direct Mail, Telemarketing and Email Marketing
  • Marketing and Sales Practices
  • Deceptive & Unfair Trade Practice


  • Evaluating, Negotiating and Drafting Engagement Agreements
  • Protecting Clients' Privacy and Intellectual Property Rights
  • Contract Disputes, and Defamation
  • Defamation, Libel, Slander
  • Fine Arts Agreements


  • Live stage rights agreements on behalf of producers, playwrights, bookwriters, composers, lyricists and other rights holders, including studios and licensing organizations, and copyright and privacy and publicity rights issues.
  • Service agreements for individuals, including directors, designers, and performers.


  • Employment Agreements
  • Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Television Rights, Production, and Distribution
  • Event Operations and Risk Management
  • Stadium & Arena Matters

Entertainment Finance

  • Contract Disputes
  • Investment Documents
  • Private Placement Memorandums
  • Digital Distribution of Music and Film Through Universal and Sony
  • Negotiating & Structuring Independent, Joint Venture & Distributor-Financed Record Labels
  • Merchandising, Product Placement and Promotional Agreements

Literary Publishing

  • Representation of Authors
  • Graphic Novels
  • Novelization Agreements Based on Motion Pictures, Television, and Other Media Properties
  • Acquire Rights for the Development, Creation, and Marketing of Photo Books
  • Negotiate Agreements for Ghostwriting Literary Works on Behalf of Celebrities and Others
  • Develop, Secure and Negotiate Agreements in Connection With Book Publishing.

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