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Entertainment Law

The entertainment industry is unlike other businesses in that unique legal issues often arise in its subdivisions including music, publishing, film and television as well as sports and theater. Given the way technological innovation in digital media has transformed the delivery of arts and entertainment content, protecting the rights of creative artists has become even more complex.

Whether you are an entertainer or writer, a producer or director, it is essential to secure your interests. The Hay Law Group, PLLC is dedicated to helping creative individuals navigate the complexities of show business, protect their intellectual property, and obtain fair compensation for their work. Our firm represents a wide range of clients primarily in the music, film and television industries.

What is entertainment law?

While the practice of entertainment law encompasses a variety of legal services related to intellectual property, contracts, as well as business, labor and employment law, much of this field concerns entertainment transactions and litigation.

Entertainment Transactions

Contracts and deal-making are at the heart of the entertainment business. Because music, film and television deals are unique, however, it is essential to work with our experienced entertainment law attorneys. We routinely handle copyright and trademark matters, personality rights, merchandizing and publicity issues, endorsements and royalties, licensing and domain name registration.

Based on our extensive knowledge of these industries and digital media, we negotiate and prepare a wide range of contracts, including music recording and publishing agreements, producer agreements, music licenses, television and film production agreements, management agreements, work-for-hire agreements, and appearance and endorsement agreements.

Entertainment Litigation

Our litigation practice is centered on resolving a variety of entertainment and media disputes. We have extensive experience in matters such as copyright and trademark infringement, libel and unfair competition, contract claims and royalty matters, and rights of publicity and privacy. We are keenly aware of the need to protect our clients’ images from unauthorized use in a variety of media platforms.

At the Hay Law Group, PLLC, our top priority is to secure your rights and protect your brand. We work with recording artists and indie record labels, music publishers, composers and managers as well as television and film producers, directors, writers, and performers. We combine business savvy with a cost- effective approach to design strategies that are well-suited for your entertainment needs. Call our office today for a free 15 minute phone consultation.