Our Entertainment & Sports team represents clients across the entertainment industry spectrum including film, television, radio, theater, music, visual arts, publishing, and athletics. We handle complex transactions, litigation, investment and financing, intellectual property protection and licensing, and wealth transfer and charitable planning. As the entertainment industry continues to evolve, we help our clients navigate their inevitable legal and business challenges, offering the peace of mind and confidence necessary for our clients to focus their energies on creative pursuits. Several notable projects are highlighted below as representative of the work our attorneys do in these areas.
AGG counsels major and independent film production companies on issues that arise in film production from start to finish. These include financing arrangements, talent negotiations and contractual engagements, production requirements, IP protection and licensing, content clearance, advertising and promotions, and ancillary activities. We are particularly adept in handling film tax credit issues.
We assist production companies, talent, third-party vendors, and service providers in the broadcast, cable, on-demand, and streaming television business. AGG attorneys handle matters regarding project development and production, property licensing and distribution, and intellectual property protection and exploitation.
Theatrical production companies turn to AGG to handle the negotiation of contracts with on-stage and other creative talent, licensing of music and stage adaptation rights on original works, and other intellectual property matters. We also handle legal issues associated with live-stage productions.
Our clients include Grammy-award nominated and winning recording artists, independent artists, major and independent record labels, unsigned artists, songwriters, composers, producers, venues, touring/production companies, management teams, recording studios, music retailers, and a national association of independent media stores. We also help promoters and production companies handle matters associated with music festivals and similar events.
Our attorneys are private business advisors to athletes, including professional athletics, coaches and teams, on matters including private wealth issues and ongoing business concerns. We also represent other sports entities on corporate and intellectual property matters, including licensing.
Visual Art and Images
We represent a wide array of clients, including museums, galleries, artists and their estates, muralists, photographers, and celebrity tattoo artists. We represent clients in everything from contracts, to licenses and intellectual property protection, to merchandising and commissioning arrangements, complex sales, sponsorship, and licensing transactions.
Publishers and Digital Media
AGG attorneys represent publishers, brand influencers, tastemakers, and content creators. Our clients include magazines, journalists, book publishers (traditional and e-books), authors, and bloggers who turn to us to assist with literary agent and publishing agreements, trademark and intellectual property fair use, licensing, promotions, and advertising.