Choosing mediation over litigation: Benefits and drawbacks
The general public knows substantially less about entertainment law than it does about the general criminal justice system and when you take a close look at how complex and sprawling entertainment law can be, you understand why. From prolonged contract negotiations to intellectual property cases, entertainment law can be a bit dry and boring, even [...]
How to choose the right entertainment lawyer for you
If you could do a quick survey of everyone in Hollywood to find out how they became stars, you would likely find that there are two distinct camps: those that sought to be a star and worked hard at it and those people who, through one way or another, became stars without ever really meaning [...]
Should you copyright your script before you start selling it?
While Hollywood has done magnificent job packing movie theatres across the globe for the past 100 years, it has done an even better job of selling itself to the world. From sandy beaches to sunshine to that quintessential California lifestyle, Hollywood has perfected the art of self-branding to the point where, every year, aspiring actors, [...]
The difference between libel and slander
If you are considering a career in the entertainment industry, one of the first things you should do is hire an entertainment lawyer to make sure that your best interest are protected. The field of entertainment law is vast and quite complicated and one of the most complicated and often misunderstood areas is that of [...]
Tips for writing a better entertainment contract
When the final contract to the most expensive film ever made, Titanic, was finally drafted, it easily dwarfed the script, complete with stage directions, by several times. Chances are, you will never need to draft a contact of that magnitude, but contract drafting can still be a challenging field even for the most accomplished entertainment [...]
What is entertainment law?
While the private lives of celebrities are fawned over, analyzed and broken down to an absurd degree by the general public, the legal wrangling that makes Hollywood what it is is often ignored. The world of entertainment law is one of the most complex and varied forms of law practiced today because it encompasses so [...]