Media and Entertainment Company Representation
Media and Entertainment companies have unique challenges so it is imparative that you hire experienced legal counsel. M.E.T.A.L.™ attorneys are knowlegeable about the customs that are specific to the entertainment industry and well versed in corporate and intellectual property law. The firm provides general and production counsel services to companies and projects in all sub-fields, including motion picture projects, television projects, music companies, and digital content companies.
Digital Media Company Counsel
M.E.T.A.L. represents some of the most innovative companies in the digital world, such as Social Media Talent Agencies, Micro-Licensing producers and music companies, and YouTube Multi-Channel Network aggregators. These client's most valuable business assets are intellectual property and intanible asset such as their Twitter followers, YouTube subscribers, and Facebook likes. These companies also pose interesting legal questions since the law has not caught up with many of the company's initiatives. Our attorneys embrace this challenge and creatively draft and negotiate agreements to best protect these clients, such as celebrity partnerships, product/service placements, brand-sponsored programming, social media cross promotion, sponsorships, endorsements and international distribution.
Film and TV Production Counsel
M.E.T.A.L.’s motion picture and television practice is focused on representing innovative companies within that segment. Our Entertainment Attorneys represent animation projects, independent motion pictures, film festivals, on-line content distributors, webisodes, and Reality TV Show productions. Our firm provides its clients with
Production Counsel Services, such as structuring financing, executing script options or making acquisition deals, protecting intellectual property, reviewing screenplays for potential legal issues, clearing rights, drafting agreements for talent, crew, location, equipment, props, or other miscellaneous matters, reviewing rough cuts to identify potential legal issues, drafting opinion letters for errors and omissions insurance, negotiating distribution agreements, and monitoring contractual obligations.
Music Company Counsel
M.E.T.A.L. represents music companies such as production companies, independent record labels, and publishing companies. For our music industry clients, we draft, negotiate, structure, and review all types of agreements associated with the writing, recording, production, distribution, publishing, administration, and licensing of music. For start up labels we can assist with your company formation and maintenance, trademarking your name and/or logo, copyrighting your music, and drafting form agreements for artists, producers, side artists, writers, and other contributors. We can also assist with affiliating your publishing company with your desired performing rights organization.
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