Any party to a contract or production involving entertainers or other public figures may need the skilled counsel of an entertainment attorney. Clients nationwide seek our services in these areas of entertainment law in particular:
As a business, having a performance contract in place ensures that performers are aware of their obligations, as well as your expectations. Alternatively, if you are a performer, when you receive your performance contract, it is important that your rights and obligations are clear. The importance of contractual relationships within the entertainment industry cannot be overstated, as a range of consequences can arise out of any breach of a legally binding contract.
We help you navigate every element of contracts involved in a performance. With your long-term interests in mind, our attorney drafts and reviews performance contracts, publicity agreements, and more. If venues breach performance contracts and refuse to pay entertainers for the shows they perform, we protect their right to payment. If entertainment equipment is damaged by a transportation company or a performance venue, we protect our client’s right to repaired or replaced equipment.
In the entertainment world, it is the realm of an intellectual property attorney to apply copyright and trademark law to books, film, music, television, theatre, video games, and more. It is our job as entertainment lawyers to protect your unique brand and business identity from competitors by preventing any unauthorized use. The protection of intellectual property in the entertainment industry is a hot topic, but at Andresen & Associates, we help you cut through the noise, focusing solely on your goals and interests as an artist.
If you are an employee in the entertainment industry, it is important that your employment agreement specifies your rights and obligations to your employer. In addition, artists, individuals, and businesses must also understand the extent of their contractual obligations. Entertainment and arts attorneys can help you navigate disputes involving employment agreements, including compensation, benefits, and duration of employment.