ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA
ACM’s entertainment attorneys provide a broad array of legal services (in both the transactional and litigation contexts) to entertainment and media companies and entrepreneurs, including film and television producers, financiers, studios and production companies (scripted and non-scripted); internet, on-line, digital entertainment and technology businesses; advertising and communications companies; video game, digital and print creators and publishers; intellectual property owners; sports franchises and operators; nightclub, restaurant and entertainment venue owners and operators; modelling, talent and management companies and agencies; artists, designers and content creators; and other businesses which are ancillary to the entertainment and media industries, such as developers, distributors, merchandising and licensing operators, post-production companies and set, lighting and location businesses.
On the transactional side, ACM’s entertainment attorneys routinely handle film financings; option agreements; development, production and distribution agreements; intellectual property creation, registration, protection and licensing transactions; technology and on-line agreements; assignments and releases; as well as, more traditional corporate transactions, such as debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions and strategic alliance and profit-sharing arrangements, among other things.
On the litigation side, ACM’s entertainment attorneys routinely handle intellectual property infringement matters, breaches of contracts and financing, rights and other contractual disputes.
As is the case with ACM’s other specialists, its entertainment attorneys always strive to add value on the business side of the entertainment and media transactions being handled, as well as, providing solid legal counsel, to ensure that such entertainment and media transactions make good business and financial sense and advance corporate objectives overall, and yet, are accomplished on a cost-effective basis.
Partner, Joseph C. Cane, Jr., is ACM’s entertainment team leader on the transactional side.
Partner, Christian S. Molnar, is ACM’s entertainment team leader on the litigation side.