Entertainment & Media
There are two distinct parts to being an artist, entertainer, or media figure. There is the art, and there is the business. The business aspect can distract you when all you want to do is concentrate on realizing the hard work you have put into developing your talent.
Having a support team that includes an attorney should be an important part of your life as an artist. Leaving the business end to take care of itself can deprive you of the rewards and benefits of your hard work as a creator. An attorney can help you understand your bargaining power and leverage that power to grow your career. The industry is famous for operating on handshake deals, but it is equally famous for talent getting burned in a deal. Having an attorney review contracts on your behalf can make a real difference in your career. Even if you have to take a deal you may not be happy with, having an attorney explain to you precisely what you are agreeing to can help you understand each deal as a stepping stone to advance your career.
A. We have experience navigating the balance between advocating for your rights while protecting your image. If just having an attorney loses you a deal, the deal was probably bad for your career. Reputable companies tend to see the presence of an attorney on your team as a sign of professionalism. Many large companies you will want to sign a deal with prefer that you have an attorney to represent your interests.
A. Yes, the beginning of your career can be tough to navigate. In some ways, you need a lawyer’s assistance more than celebrities who have significant experience and bargaining power. We welcome clients at every stage of their careers.
A. We have represented artists from many parts of the industry,
including fine artists, filmmakers, influencers, musicians, etc.
A. Many artists sign deals when they are first starting out that they
later regret. Often they have to finish out the contract before they can
make their next deal. Even if you are stuck in a bad deal, it is crucial
that you seek legal advice about getting the most out of your contract
and, more importantly, position yourself to negotiate that next deal
utilizing the full potential of your bargaining power.