Fine & Performing Arts and Entertainment Law

We represent clients in the theater, film, fine art and photography, television, publishing, music and fashion industries, including writers, directors, actors, producers, playwrights, composers, musicians, designers and gallerists. We provide a diverse array of legal services to our creative clients, including strategic planning, the negotiation of talent, distribution, licensing and production agreements and the enforcement of agreement provisions governing accounting, royalties, salaries and bonuses. Ms. Cooper’s background in the performing and visual arts and as a published author is invaluable to our arts clients, whose language is as much her own as her command of the law.

We counsel clients on the legal issues related to production financing to help make their creative projects and pipedreams a reality. We often collaborate with our professional colleagues in areas of accounting, wealth management, estate planning and tax law to ensure the best and most efficient results for our clients.

We assist our arts and entertainment clients in the development and maintenance of their intellectual property rights. We counsel our clients on issues of fair use and obtaining necessary insurance and permissions.

Our services include:

  • Film Agreements
  • Theatrical/Stage Contracts
  • Option Purchase Agreements
  • Life Story Rights (Life Rights) Agreements
  • Television Contracts
  • Talent Management Agreements
  • Agent Contracts
  • Writing Contracts
  • Co-Author and Illustrator Agreements
  • Publishing Agreements
  • Licensing Agreements
  • Composer and Songwriter Agreements
  • Cease & Desist Letters
  • Literary Purchase Agreements
  • Collaboration Agreements
  • Visual Artists and Photographer Contracts
  • Producer/Director Agreements
  • Fair Use Legal Opinions
  • Copyright/Trademark Registration & Enforcement
  • Demand Letters