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SIGNIFICANCE OF CONTRACT DISPUTES IN THE ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT AND RECREATION INDUSTRY
The legal issues engaging artists, songwriters, screenwriters, film studios, TV networks, producers and publishers (to name a few) are as numerous and different as both the content that they generate and the needs and plans in the middle of their disagreements. These issues only growing as the media used to create and develop content expands.
WHY YOU NEED TO HIRE THE CONTRACT DISPUTES ATTORNEY
Legal challenges can appear at every moment in the creation of unique works of entertainment. During the production phase, formal contracts are suggested to define ahead the corresponding rights of the parties engaged in the project. The terms of these and other production contracts must be negotiated by the parties and reviewed to verify they comply with the law.
WHAT TO DO WHEN FACING A PROBLEM
Insightful opinion in contract negotiations and drafting is particularly crucial for those just making first steps the entertainment business. Competent legal representation can ensure your success and can defend you from future mistakes. You can escape the necessity to review or restructure poor agreements or, in the end, the necessity for you to litigate to strengthen or protect your interests.
ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT AND RECREATION CONTRACT DISPUTES LAWYER
Your New York entertainment law interests are in complete security when you trust us with your substantial legal needs. We are an innovative business law firm whose name is built on creative, smart and understanding approach. We strive to defend your interests, and to provide careful individual service that delivers you efficiency and sense of comfort.
Entertainment law assumes the use of contract, employment, and intellectual property law regulations to the relationships that happen between members of the entertainment industry.
Standardized form contracts functioned properly in some fields of the law. But this is not applicable in the area of entertainment law. Each performer, agent, manager, record company, publishing house, movie studio, or another party to an entertainment contract brings an individual set of elements to the matter. Trying to apply a one-size-fits-all contract may jeopardize an otherwise potential partnership, before the project even gets launched.
Therefore, consulting an entertainment law expert at the earliest stages of a project usually demonstrating it’s like a reasonable investment. When disputes arise over the conditions of an entertainment law agreement, there is no reason for the parties engaged to go straight to court.
Unofficial negotiations between the members to a conflict may be able to generate a solution that release each side a great deal of mess and unplanned costs.
When behavior of another side has inflicted dramatic or irrevocable damage, bring an action may be the only procedure to receive a refund. Certainly, the probability of success at court will depend on experience and skills of the attorney conducting the matter.
Presenting an entertainment law case to a judge or jury demands a particular kind of solicitor.
To proceed successfully, a lawyer must possess a deep comprehension of the appropriate legal regulations, a direct knowledge of the entertainment business, and a courtroom manner that exudes credibility and confidence.
We provide entertainment law counsel to actors, writers, singers, musicians, songwriters, directors, editors, cinematographers, production companies and recording studios, preparing and reviewing all types of contracts and agreements; addressing issues such as copyright protection, royalties and residuals from concerts and touring, CD sales, broadcast and re-broadcast; and merchandising. For certain of these legal issues, we work closely with an intellectual property specialist who serves ‘of counsel’ to the firm. Among the agreements we review and negotiate are:
Agreements among band members
Comprehensive “360-degree” deals
We represent both plaintiffs and defendants in entertainment litigation cases. We have years of successful experience in litigation and have built strong connections with several top entertainment transactional lawyers who bring us in to represent their clients in the case when litigation cannot be ignored.
We realize the financial and professional consequences of an entertainment disagreement. When confronted with the possibility of judicial proceedings, we take well-conceived, operative steps. Sharova Law Firm cooperates with industry-leading specialists, involving judicial accountants, to estimate the cost benefit of pursuing a trial verdict over a negotiated settlement. We also consider the most advantageous approach to resolve an entertainment law conflict without damage to our clients’ career and consumer goodwill.