All aspects of entertainment, whether it be securing intellectual property, acquiring rights or services, employing/engaging others, financing, distributing or development, require some form of contractual relationship and other documentation. The Lovell Firm will draft, review and/or negotiate your agreements to ensure that your interests are protected, and legal requirements are complied with. Some of the various agreements include:
- Producer agreements
- Writer agreements
- Director agreements
- Performer agreements
- Below-the-line agreements (editor, director of photography, crew, etc.)
- Financing (bridge, gap, investment, PPM’s)
- Distribution/sales agreements
- Music publishing
- Name and Likeness
- Life Story Rights
The Lovell Firm also offers services as production counsel for film, television, internet and other media projects, which includes representing the production in all aspects from setting up the single purpose production entity, development, service/employment agreements, dealings with unions, finance, clearance, securing of all intellectual property, distribution and all other necessary services to protect the production.
The Lovell Firm similarly represents individuals and companies with respect to their particular deals, contracts or projects. Whether you are a writer, director, producer, editor, special effect supervisor, musician, investor, broker, manager, etc., the attorneys at The Lovell Firm will protect your interests and ensure that your opportunities are maximized on each and every deal.
Film Finance and Investment Structures
Finance and structuring investment is part of every film, television or multimedia project. The attorneys at the The Lovell Firm have a keen understanding of how to integrate domestic and foreign tax credits, distribution guarantees/pre-sales, deferments, in-kind services, equity, gap financing and other components that make-up the infinite ways entertainment projects can be financed and ultimately greenlit.
General Legal Counseling
The Lovell Firm provides general and overall legal counseling in all areas of entertainment so that you are versed not only with your immediate concerns, but with the big picture and long term goals.