Chapter 9Attorneys, Negotiations, & Entertainment Law

Introduction

This is an introduction to the relationship producers ought to have with their attorneys and associated firms, how producers should participate in negotiating and documenting, the processes that can limit and protect against litigation, and the valuable extended benefits available to producers from their attorneys and firms.

Attorneys and their Firms

There are numerous excellent entertainment law firms, most of which are headquartered in each territory’s film and media capitals, including New York and Los Angeles in the U.S. Some of these are large, multi-location, multi-floored firms; some are full-service, one-location firms; and others are specialized, boutique firms. Large ...

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