Fortis LLP’s Entertainment Practice encompasses all aspects of traditional entertainment and new media: television and film development, finance, production and distribution, music publishing, theatre as well as short-form and long-form digital media. We represent production companies, producers, writers, directors, animators, financiers, distributors, songwriters and talent. Our Entertainment Practice focuses on both deal-making and entertainment and new media dispute resolution and litigation.
We counsel clients in connection with entity formation, private placement offerings, issuance and sale of equity interests, debt finance instruments, international tax and broadcast credit structuring, tax credit monetization and grants, product placement/brand integration, and compliance with federal and state securities laws.
Our Entertainment Practice attorneys serve as production counsel for motion picture, television and new media projects. Production legal services include structuring, negotiating, and drafting talent and key crew deals, location agreements, all forms of releases, option and acquisition agreements, music licensing agreements, and many other customary production agreements. Our attorneys also oversee clients’ relations with guilds and unions, including DGA, WGA and SAG-AFTRA.
We assist clients in all aspects of their properties, including structuring, negotiating, and drafting motion picture and television distribution deals with domestic and international studios and networks, streaming platforms, multichannel networks (“MCNs”) and on-demand distributors.