Entertainment


The Firm represents investors, film producers, athletes, celebrities and celebrity brands, and media and gaming companies in a variety of business transactions in the entertainment, media, technology and gaming industries.

Licensing and Royalties

The Firm’s licensing expertise helps technology companies and content owners extract maximum revenue from their proprietary IP by structuring and executing outbound license agreements utilizing fee models ranging from royalties and minimum guarantees, to complex revenue sharing arrangements involving distribution and advertising revenue, to acquisition of equity or warrants in the licensee. The Firm also has deep experience acquiring professionally produced content (including short-form and long-form music, television and motion picture content) from major media conglomerates for distribution via new media platforms, and acquiring software and attendant services from vendors providing cloud computing, development and hosting services, content distribution platforms, customer acquisition engines, payment processing systems and digital rights management measures. We provide thorough analyses of copyright, trademark, publicity and other intellectual property rights, and advise clients in connection with the protection of such rights (including domain names and trade secrets) in digital distribution channels.


Intellectual Property Licensing and Protection

The Firm’s licensing expertise helps technology companies and content owners extract maximum revenue from their proprietary IP by structuring and executing outbound license agreements utilizing fee models ranging from royalties and minimum guarantees, to complex revenue sharing arrangements involving distribution and advertising revenue, to acquisition of equity or warrants in the licensee. The Firm also has deep experience acquiring professionally produced content (including short-form and long-form music, television and motion picture content) from major media conglomerates for distribution via new media platforms, and acquiring software and attendant services from vendors providing cloud computing, development and hosting services, content distribution platforms, customer acquisition engines, payment processing systems and digital rights management measures. We provide thorough analyses of copyright, trademark, publicity and other intellectual property rights, and advise clients in connection with the protection of such rights (including domain names and trade secrets) in digital distribution channels.


Outside General Counsel Services

The Firm offers efficient and cost-effective outside counsel services to clients (in particular, to start-up companies) in the entertainment, media and technology sectors. Our general counsel services include general corporate governance, content and technology licensing, vendor engagement and management, venture equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, employment counseling, intellectual property protection, and business entity formation. For clients without an in-house legal department, we bring senior-level attention not only to significant transactional matters but also to such clients’ day-to-day commercial activities and legal issues.