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May 06, 2021
Things You Can't Negotiate On Set
While people wish they could negotiate every detail, here are a few items that aren't...
April 29, 2021
Want to sell a show?
Want to sell a show? If you want to know what deal points to look for, keep reading. When a company commits to shopping your series, they'll send an option...
April 26, 2021
What is a contract playbook?
What is a contract playbook? Glad you asked. Like in sports, playbooks contain the team’s contract strategies, including standard terms, their explanation...
April 22, 2021
So you want to be an Entertainment Lawyer?
So you want to be an Entertainment Lawyer. Doesn't everyone? It's so glamorous. We sip champagne with celebrities at fancy parties. Not exactly.
April 20, 2021
Representation and Warranties
A key provision in any entertainment industry contract is the representation (reps) and warranties. You may be thinking, "Does anyone look at those?"
April 16, 2021
Reopening Hollywood during COVID-19
Reopening Hollywood during COVID-19 has been expensive and complicated. The Industry-Wide Labor Management Safety Committee Task Force issued a 37-page manual...
April 14, 2021
Studio Business Affairs and Legal Affairs
Some studios separate their Business Affairs (BA) from Legal. Even when such departments are combined, the functions are unique. BA negotiates the material...
April 12, 2021
How do studios come up with the content on TV, in Movies, and streaming?
Often producers and studios source existing works (Scripts, Books, News, Games, Plays, etc.) Generally, only hot properties like, "spec scripts"...
April 08, 2021
If you are producing your own work or interested in working in entertainment, it’s crucial to understand who keeps “the business”.
For a glimpse behind-the-scenes: The Entertainment Industry, Agent, Manager and Lawyer Edition...
April 06, 2021
Ensure your project delivers a Clean Chain of Title
An integral part of getting your project made Clean Chain of Title! “Chain of title” is the legal documents that establish ownership in a project...