First and foremost, we need to answer a simple, but often asked question:
What exactly is entertainment law?
Entertainment law is not a particular type of law, such as criminal law or employment law, but instead entertainment law is a combination of many traditional legal practice areas, predominately intellectual property law, but ultimately being defined by whom one represents. In order for an attorney to be practicing entertainment law, he or she must be representing entertainers or other parties in the entertainment industry.
William Bailey and the Bailey Law Corporation regularly represents and counsels producers, writers, actors, directors, musicians, artists, and other creative professionals in all aspects of art, motion pictures, television, and music.
We provide many services including both transactional and litigation services, such as
- Drafting and negotiating agreements for the creation, financing, development, production, distribution, licensing, and dissemination of all manner of entertainment content, products, and services;
- Consultation regarding structuring production and financing entities;
- Privacy, publicity, and defamation enforcement;
- Trademark and dress selection, licensing, enforcement, and infringement defense;
- Copyright licensing, enforcement, and infringement defense;
- Unfair competition defense; and
- Right of publicity advice, enforcement, and defense.
We also offer consultations and negotiate and draft the Agreements, Contracts, Licenses, and Releases including
- License Agreements;
- Entertainment Unions and Guilds;
- Entertainment Joint Ventures and Entities;
- Merchandising/ Branding;
- Advertising Agreements;
- Distribution Agreements/ Licenses;
- Film Agreements/ Licenses;
- Production Agreements/ Licenses;
- Talent Agreements/ Releases;
- Commission Contracts.
The lists provided above are not exhaustive, but merely examples of some the services we provide, if you are an artist or other entertainment professional, you may contact our office to schedule a consultation to address your specific needs.