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The entertainment and media industries are constantly evolving, with new participants and technologies altering the way content is created, accessed, distributed, and shared. Understanding the legal issues and surrounding regulatory environment and protecting intellectual property are critical to the security and success of your business.
Blank Rome is at the forefront of the industry, providing legal advice and counsel to content creators, creative talent, and businesses. We work with leading global entertainment and media companies and innovative start-ups offering products and services through Internet, mobile, and digital media technologies, to help them succeed at every stage of their business.
We take a client-focused approach to helping clients on a wide range of issues, including: media and gaming company acquisitions, content licensing, distribution and supplier agreements, and commercial deals related to interactive marketing, branded consumer products and services, and Internet technologies. We advise clients on consumer and online contracts, employee and consultant agreements, data protection and management, and other legal issues associated with developing digital content channels.
Our clients include motion picture and television studios; music recording and publishing companies; high-profile actors, writers, directors, producers, distributors, recording artists, talent and sports agents, agencies, and managers; independent production and distribution companies; video game and other interactive developers, publishers and agents; musicians; models; athletes; and entertainment guilds.
From filing for intellectual property protection to creating new business entities, to contract agreements and estate planning, we have the breadth of skills to support you through any endeavor.
While we try our best to avoid litigation, when it becomes necessary our entertainment litigators work collaboratively with you to strategize the most effective and efficient way to resolve what can become an otherwise costly dispute. We also understand the legislative and administrative process in New York, Washington, Sacramento, and Los Angeles and serve as communicators and business strategists to advocate your position.
How We Can Help
We represent our clients in matters that are relevant to every aspect of the entertainment industry, including:
- entertainment and general commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution
- business restructuring, bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights
- employment, labor, and benefits, including executive engagements and disengagement
- government relations
- intellectual property counseling, prosecution, and litigation
- matrimonial and family law
- mergers & acquisitions / private equity
- tax structuring and planning for both corporations and individuals
- wealth management and estate planning
- First Amendment counseling and litigation
- finance and investment structures
- white collar defense and investigations