Entertainment & Media

The attorneys in Scarinci Hollenbeck’s Entertainment, Media, and Sports Law Group are well-versed in the unique issues and challenges facing those in the entertainment, media, and sports industries.

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Entertainment, Media & Sports – Industry Insiders

Our attorneys are pioneers and leaders in the field of entertainment, media, and sports law. Our clients benefit from their industry-specific expertise, as well as their significant collective experience in a plethora of entertainment, media, and sports matters.

Entertainment Law

Our entertainment attorneys have expertise in areas including literature, fine art,  music, television, motion picture, broadcast and cable television, radio, advertisement, and digital technologies. Our entertainment law services include drafting and negotiating agreements for the creation, development, production, distribution, licensing and dissemination of all manner of entertainment content, products and services, such as

  • Music recording and publishing agreements
  • Producer agreements 
  • Music licenses for film and television
  • Artist intra-band agreements
  • Scripted and non-scripted television and film production agreements
  • On-screen and crew talent agreements for a myriad of media
  • Management agreements
  • Work-for-hire agreements
  • Personal appearance agreements
  • Book publishing agreements
  • Name and likeness & endorsement agreements
  • Content option agreements

Media Law

Due to the development of new technologies, media companies face new legal challenges. Our media law services include:

  • First Amendment and newsgathering advice and defense
  • Negotiating media rights
  • Unfair competition matters
  • Antitrust issues
  • Privacy issues, including misrepresentation of photographic images
  • Cease and desist notices
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Mergers and acquisitions of media properties and businesses
  • Trademark and copyright registration, licensing, and enforcement

Sports Law

The firm’s IP attorneys are well-versed in the unique issues and challenges of the sports industry. We serve athletes, coaches, sports agents, sports marketing companies, franchises, esports businesses, and other industry players. Our sports law services include:

  • Contract drafting and negotiation, including licensing, sponsorship, and merchandising agreements
  • Brand protection strategies for professional, amateur, and collegiate athletes 
  • Corporate formation and business transaction guidance for various sports ventures
  • Advising Esports companies and players

Our Entertainment, Media & Sports Attorneys in Action

Our clients are as diverse as our experience. We have represented artists, songwriters, composers, bands, producers, engineers, managers, on-screen talent, models, fiction and non-fiction writers, studios, media production companies, music, recording and publishing companies, television production companies, new media and internet companies in various emerging markets, and non-profit organizations, amongst others. Below is a list of representative clients:

Dave Ellefson – MegadethDarryl Jones – Rolling StonesJoe Santriani
Chuck Burgi – Billy Joel BandDesiree BassettBobby Kimball – Toto
ZebraMurphys LawAgnostic Front
Rod MorgensteinThe AristocatsWicked Little Dolls
CirculineChris Butler – The WaitressesDrive The Bus
Little Anthony & the ImperialsRichard DanielpourCrystal Talierfero – Billy Joel Band
Shotgun WeddingAshley MassaroBlue Cheer
Rudess / Morgenstein ProjectYungchen LhamoThe Tornadoes
WingerBilly JoelBret Michaels
Cubic FeetDJ ReachQuicksand
Goo DollsCubic FeetArtie Fletcher
Serban GheneaWill CalhounTakeshi Asai
Living ColourBeth HartSimple Plan
Dream TheaterLeslie West – MountainBarret Strong
Manny CaboCicero and the OrationsBernard Fowler – Rolling Stones
24-7 SpyzJohn Ginty – Robert RandolphJohn Petrucci
Jonathan MoffitMoccasin CreekCarmine Appice – Cactus / Vanilla Fudge / Rod Stewart
Greg Phillinganes – Michael Jackson / David GilmoreShawn Patterson – “Lego Movie” / “Everything is Awesome”Cannibal Corpse
Steven WilsonJonathan MoverGordon Bahary – Electric Kingdom
Kathleen TurnerKen HensleyPorcupine Tree
Vinnie MooreMercyful FateSteve Morse
Dixie DregsSteven HaiglerHeartist
Greg CurtisKing DiamondJRWriter
LCD SoundsytemRufus Reid