Transactional Law For The Business And Entertainment Industries

The Lovell Firm is proud to provide keen legal counsel in all transactional matters related to business formation and operations and to entertainment law. Located in Century City, we serve clients in Los Angeles and throughout the state. We focus on more than simply addressing your immediate concerns; we also take action to promote your long-term goals.

Negotiating And Drafting Secure Contracts

All aspects of the entertainment industry require contractual agreements in one form or another. Whether you need to secure your intellectual property rights, acquire new talent, finance your project or distribute the final product, well-crafted agreements are key to protecting your interests.

At The Lovell Firm, our attorney will negotiate, draft and/or review your agreements to ensure that they fully comply with California's detailed legal requirements. With decades of legal experience, he is well-equipped to assist with contracts and other documentation related to:

  • Producer and director agreements
  • Writer agreements
  • Performer agreements
  • Below-the-line agreements (editor, director of photography, crew, etc.)
  • Financing (bridge, gap, investment, PPMs)
  • Publishing, licensing, distribution and sales agreements
  • Merchandising contracts
  • Royalty agreements
  • Name and likeness compensation
  • Life story rights

Our lawyer is also a highly respected litigator who frequently handles breach of contract disputes and other types of corporate litigation and entertainment disputes.

Offering Insightful Legal Production Counsel

The Lovell Firm also offers services as production counsel for film, television, Internet and other media projects. This includes representing the production in all aspects, from setting up the single-purpose production entity and drafting service/employment agreements to dealing with unions, handling distribution issues and providing all other necessary legal services.

Providing Independent Representation

The Lovell Firm similarly represents individuals and companies with respect to their particular deals, contracts or projects. Whether you are a writer, director, producer, editor, special effects supervisor, investor, broker or manager, our accomplished lawyer will vigorously protect your interests and help maximize your opportunities.

Film Finance And Investment Structures

Our attorney maintains a keen understanding of how to integrate domestic and foreign tax credits, distribution guarantees/pre-sales, deferments, in-kind services, equity, gap financing and other components that make up the infinite ways entertainment projects can be financed and ultimately greenlit.

Forming A New Business

Our firm will advise you about the advantages and drawbacks of the various types of business entities in order to ensure that your business has a solid legal foundation. If you wish, we will continue to work with your new company, serving as your legal resource and counsel for other matters that may arise as you enter and pursue dominance in the domestic and/or international marketplace.

Specifically, we offer premier legal representation in the following areas:

  • Business formations
  • Limited liability companies (LLCs)
  • S corporations (S-corps)
  • C corporations (C-corps)
  • Professional corporations
  • Partnerships and limited liability partnerships (LLPs)
  • Joint ventures
  • Jurisdiction to form your entity (California, Nevada, Delaware, etc.)
  • Asset protection concerns

Schedule a complimentary consultation by calling 877-235-3938 or by emailing our office.