Within the framework of national and international film and television projects, we advise producers, directors, actors and various other trades in entertainment law, from the development of material to production and distribution.
In order to make developing a story as smooth and easy as possible, we advise you from the initial idea to the formulation and conclusion of script development, screenplay and author contracts. We act as your partner so that you have to deal with as few legal issues as possible and can instead concentrate more on conception, design and organisation.
Production costs are always high, and often the financial resources available are not enough to fund the production on their own. There are however various funding options and financing schemes that provide financial support for producers.
We can help with the financing of your projects, from seeking public film funding and private investor contracts, to dividend payments and setting up of distribution waterfalls.
We draft and structure the various contracts that need to be concluded within the framework of a production, such as those for direction, cast, crew, producer, location, etc., and in these we define the services, rights and obligations of the parties.
Distribution and sales contracts
We will draw up sales and distribution contracts for you and clarify the theatre rights, the home entertainment rights, on-demand and online rights, TV broadcasting rights, etc., as well as the important and always controversial aspect of revenue distribution.
Contract negotiations and legal dusputes
In the entertainment industry, contract negotiations and legal disputes can often become a huge burden if one does not react quickly and effectively.
In order to be on the safe side, you have to consider many legal aspects in your production. If the production is to be marketed, it is essential to ensure that all the rights of the contributors and the original authors are available. We make sure that you can publish your work unhindered by clearing all rights in the areas of copyright, public domain, film music, etc.
Film and television
We have concluded a large number of contracts, such as story development contracts for entertainment companies in the context of series productions with major streaming providers. The extensive experience of our team enables us to draw on the full range of our expertise for your business. In addition, we do everything we can to protect your work, whether it’s a documentary film, series production or the next potential blockbuster.
For us, legal matters in the music industry also form part of our day-to-day work. For example, we draw up licensing and marketing agreements so that your music can be widely distributed and sold. The distribution channels are also crucial, as we take a look at exclusivity agreements and royalties.
We are also the ideal partner when it comes to modern publishing. We have already negotiated licence and execution agreements throughout Europe, which means that your work can be developed far beyond the limitations of a book; perhaps as a children’s song or a musical.