Film / TV / Web
Crown® attorneys provide counsel to actors, writers, directors, producers, managers, and production and distribution companies in the film, television, cable, web-based, and interactive media sectors. We negotiate and draft film financing documentation and writer, performer, director, and producer agreements. We negotiate distribution agreements, licensing and product placement arrangements, and provide broad intellectual property counsel including rights clearance services, fair use analysis and advice, and copyright and trademark registration services worldwide. We assist individual rights-holders, writers, directors, and production companies in the optioning, licensing, and sale of story rights and provide beginning-to-end full service production counsel on projects ranging from in-house training videos, to web-distributed marketing pieces, to webisodes and episodic television productions, to feature-length productions intended for broad theatrical release. Our services include assistance in guild registration and compliance, negotiation and drafting of agreements with all above and below-the-line personnel, labor law compliance, legal compliance concerning the engagement of minors, and counsel concerning insurance issues. We negotiate venue agreements, composer agreements, synchronization licenses, and agreements with the array of vendors necessary for a production of any size.