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Arts and Entertainment 

From idea to distribution, 

let's get it done.

The Firm provides representation and counsel to companies and individuals engaged in developing, producing and distributing creative, informational and educational content across digital and traditional media platforms, including television, film, print, mobile and online. The Firm's services include helping clients with:

  • Rights options
  • Financing
  • Talent and labor
  • Production counsel
  • Pre-sales, distribution and licensing

Practical Experience


The Firm draws on founder Josh Nathan’s experience including as a head of business affairs, general counsel, and strategist, and as an award winning executive producer working on a broad range of productions, including:

  • Documentary
    • History
    • Science
    • Art
  • Independent Film
  • Digital/OTT
    • Online
    • Mobile
    • Social Media
  • Podcast
  • News & Public Affairs
  • Lifestyle and Talk
  • Commercials
  • Performance TV
    • Music
    • Dance
    • Theater
  • Educational
  • Children's
    • Live Action
    • Animated
  • Unscripted/Reality


Legal and Business Affairs Services 

for TV, Film and Digital Content:


Ideas

  • Confidentiality/NDA
  • Submission Agreements
  • Underlying Rights Option/Purchase: Literary Rights, Life Story Agreements
  • Reality/Unscripted, Live Performance, Format Licenses


Money

  • Development Deals
  • Commission Agreements
  • Financing: Private Placement, Co-Production (Domestic, Foreign, Public TV)
  • Grants: Public Private
  • Joint Ventures
  • Revenue: Profit Sharing/Waterfalls, Royalties
  • Sponsorships: Corporate Underwriting, Product Placement


Production

  • Insurance: E&O, Production, Kidnap and Ransom
  • Producer/Production Agreements
  • Studio and Facilities Agreements
  • Transportation Agreements and Compliance
  • Talent Agreements (Guild, Independent): Writer, Actor, Director, Editor, Technical, Composer, Musician, Artist Loan Out, Independent Contractor


Clearances

  • Permission Agreements: Appearances (Adults, Children), Footage and Stills, Location, Music, Visual Arts/Artifacts
  • Counsel: Broadcast Standards and Practices, Fair Use, Libel, Slander, Defamation, Privacy/Publicity, Titles and Trademarks


Distribution

  • Sales Agent and Pre-Sale Agreements
  • Broadcast/Cable: Domestic, Foregn, Public TV
  • Digital: Online, Mobile, Social Media
  • Home Video: DVD/Download, Streaming/OnDemand
  • Ancillary Licenses: Nontheatrical/Educational, Publishing, Merchandise