ENTERTAINMENT

ENTERTAINMENT

The Law Office of Aric N. Williams provides calculated guidance to entertainment companies, including creatives, producers, promoters, production companies and studios, talent agencies, distributors, directors, publishers, and investors.

Our Firm advices a variety of clients, guiding them through the creation, production, promotion, financing, licensing, distribution and protection of creative works.

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
Industry Expertise

We also counsel many other types of businesses on all manner of media-related business, litigation and regulatory matters. We advise and assist our clients on a wide range of legal issues, including the following:

  • Content licensing;
  • Celebrity branding;
  • Endorsements;
  • Performance contracts;
  • Collaborations;
  • Project development, finance and production;
  • Distribution rights to IP protection, monetization and infringement;
  • Media and entertainment company mergers, acquisitions or divestitures.

We also handle matters that arise from the use of social media platforms and emerging technologies.

Our services include counseling and assisting clients regarding:

Film, Music, Television & Production/Distribution

We assist with acquisitions of film, music, and programming rights and the purchase and sale of libraries, as well as television distribution agreements, film distribution agreements, co-production and joint venture agreements, television sports acquisition agreements, and purchase and sale agreements.

Our team also counsels on related IP right enforcement of publicity and privacy issues including content licensing for television, films, movie trailers and documentaries.

Live Entertainment and Touring

Our firm advises promoters and producers of artists on both national and international tours, long-term residency engagements, festival performances and other live entertainment occasions.

We assist with everything from performance agreements, venue license agreements, production agreements, finance agreements, sponsorship agreements, in addition to branding, estate and financial planning and tax matters.

Internet & Social Media 

Our firm provides calculated support on the latest social media trends, helping clients establish and maintain an online presence to optimize business opportunities, overcome hurdles and mitigate risk in a developing landscape in order to stay complaint with the FTC.

We advise on a wide range of business matters, including intellectual property protection and enforcement and defamation and privacy rights issues by bringing together our intellectual property, corporate, technology, regulatory and litigation experience.

Publishing 

We possess experience advising on publishing issues related to printed and digital books and magazines, online publications, social media content and mobile apps.

The firm handles matters involving claims of rights made against content publishers.

Our experience also includes issues pertaining to the convergence of copyright law and First Amendment law, generally arising out of fair use issues.

Transactional Needs

We structure and negotiate licensing agreements for publishing and production agreements; music and video licensing arrangements; permissions agreements and artwork purchase agreements.

Our clients need advice on e-commerce transactions for entertainment companies and sports teams, performer clearances and rights of publicity and privacy issues.

Professional Sports

With extensive experience in the world of professional sports, we are elated at the opportunity to service professional sports leagues and teams, as well as a collegiate athletic associations with intellectual property issues such as trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, patents, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and project development, risk management and regulatory issues.

Communications/Multimedia/Mass Media 

The Law Office of Aric N. Williams  is immersed in the media sector and is excited to represent clients engaged in every type of traditional, digital and emerging means of communications.

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