Lawyers Can Help in the Entertainment Industry, Part One

An Charlotte entertainment attorney can practice both transactional law and litigation, or focus on just one. Depending on their experience, they can help you with one aspect or both. There are many different categories that fall under the overall industry of entertainment. Many of them could require various types of needs when it comes to transactions, contracts, litigation and more.

How a Charlotte Entertainment Attorney Can Help You!

In a previous blog post, we mentioned that some lawyers choose to work solely on drafting and negotiating contracts or business deals, while others may prefer to take cases that involve lawsuits that will need to go to court. Both types of attorneys will need knowledge of the industry and an understanding of the legal issues relating to it.

Below, you’ll find many of the most popular categories that fall under entertainment law. Members of these industries might find that having an entertainment lawyer on hand is necessary at some point throughout their career.

Film

  • optioning
  • production
  • distribution
  • copyright/trademarks
  • trade union issues

Multimedia

  • software licensing
  • video game production
  • IT law

Music

  • producer and talent agreements
  • copyright
  • licensing

Publishing

  • media, advertising
  • author agreements
  • copyright

 

TV and Radio

  • broadcast licensing
  • regulatory issues
  • copyright

Theatre

  • co-production agreements
  • rental agreements

Visual Arts/Design

  • consignment issues for artwork
  • copyrights
  • trademarks

For more information about entertainment law and how a lawyer can help you as an entertainer or employee within one of the categories listed above, contact us. We are here to help.

The Charlotte entertainment attorney at Klish and Eldreth has worked in the industry as a producer, which means that he has firsthand experience dealing with the issues you may have. Give us a call today to see how he can help you, whether you are an artist or a company working in the industry.

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