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Entertainment Lawyer Los Angeles | Entertainment Law Firm

The Go-to Entertainment Attorneys in Los Angeles, CA

Our Los Angeles entertainment attorneys are well-versed and knowledgeable in all areas of entertainment law. From contract law to intellectual property, our entertainment lawyers can assist you with your legal needs.

Contact Lowe & Associates today for answers to your questions and to learn more about how we can serve you.

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Entertainment Litigation

Litigation means the resolution of disputes via the court system where cases are resolved by way of trial, arbitration, or mediation/settlement.

There are many situations in the entertainment industry where litigation may be necessary.

We provide extensive guidance and representation in the following areas:

  • Copyright Infringement: Protecting original works from unauthorized use, distribution, or copying, and pursuing legal recourse when those rights are violated.
  • Royalty Disputes: Ensuring that artists, creators, and producers are properly compensated for their work, and addressing disagreements over payments.
  • Takedown Notices: Assisting clients in issuing or responding to notices that request the removal of unauthorized content from platforms, and otherwise safeguarding intellectual property rights.
  • Disputes with Distributors: Navigating conflicts and issues that arise with distributors, whether involving contractual obligations or revenue allocations.
  • Idea Theft: Representing clients who believe their unique concepts or work-product have been appropriated without adequate compensation.
  • Breach of Contract (Oral, Written, Implied): Addressing situations where agreed-upon terms, whether spoken, written, or implicitly understood, are not adhered to by one or more parties.
  • Rights of Publicity and Privacy: Safeguarding individuals against unauthorized commercial use of their persona, name, likeness, or other identifiers.
  • Defamation: Assisting those who have been wrongly or maliciously portrayed in any media, defending their reputation, and seeking redress.
  • Claims for Fraud, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, and other Business “Torts”: Addressing deceitful practices, breaches of trust, and other wrongful actions that harm clients in the business pursuits.

Our first goal is resolution via negotiation and/or mediation. If, however, the parties are unable to expeditiously resolve the dispute, we have no qualms moving forward with litigation.

Our attorneys are highly skilled in prosecuting and defending litigation matters in both federal and state court.

Entertainment Transactions

Contracts matter. Our entertainment lawyers have specific experience in this area. We draft, negotiate, and review documents and contracts and secure intellectual property rights specific to the:

  • Television;
  • Film;
  • Music; and
  • Art and Fashion industries.

Through our representation, we aim to avoid or minimize disputes BEFORE they begin (or escalate). Well-drafted agreements can greatly impact a person’s life for the better and a breach can have serious negative consequences.

We also provide support to creators in registering their intellectual property assets with the US Patent and Trademark Office (for trademarks) and the US Copyright Office (for copyrights), and forming business entities for the purpose of exploiting intellectual property.

Entertainment Contracts

Those who work in the entertainment industry are typically creative, passionate, and talented. What they often lack is sufficient sophistication in reading and understanding contracts or worrying about legal issues. We worry about the legal issues, so you don’t have to.

Entertainment contracts cover a variety of situations, including:

  • talent agreements;
  • royalty agreements;
  • option agreements; and
  • distribution contracts.

Actors, Artists, Directors, and Producers

The firm has a long history of representing the interests of creative professionals. A contract between one of these individuals and a company should set forth:

  • the precise rights licensed or transferred;
  • compensation;
  • duration;
  • termination; and
  • royalties/back-end compensation.

These matters should be carefully addressed by an entertainment lawyer experienced in contract law.

Breach of Entertainment Contracts

In a contract, each party agrees to certain terms that each is expected to perform. A breach of contract is considered a failure, without legal excuse, to perform all or any part of that agreement.

Establishing a breach of contract requires the plaintiff to prove:

  • the existence of a valid contract,
  • that the contract was broken,
  • that you were damaged, and
  • that the defendant was responsible for those damages.

Our Lawyers Help Ensure Your Contracts Are Valid

Of course, it is always best to consult a lawyer to create a valid and enforceable contract to begin with. Entertainment disputes can get heated, but an ironclad contract is the best way to ensure your rights and interests are protected.

You should not sign a contract without having a lawyer review and analyze its terms line by line. Contract language often has a precise and specialized meaning beyond the ordinary usage of the words. Companies may attempt to use complex, hard to understand language to obtain a tactical advantage over you.

Breach of Contract Lawsuits

Letter from an Attorney

Sometimes, a demand letter from your lawyer to comply with the contract or cease and desist from the activity that breaches the contract can save you the cost and expense of litigation. An attorney letter stating a lawsuit will be filed may convince the other party to perform their obligations under the contract.

Mediation

Mediation is a process through which a neutral third party helps to foster the negotiation of settlement between the parties. The parties and lawyers meet with the mediator in an attempt to avoid litigation and to settle the dispute amicably.

Filing a Lawsuit

Sometimes, settlement negotiations are not enough. When that is the case, you need highly experienced legal counsel at your side to file a breach of contract lawsuit and proceed with litigation. We can file a lawsuit to enforce your rights and obligations.

Damages for Breach of Contract

If you win your breach of contract case, there are several different remedies to compensate you for the damages suffered from the breach of contract.

These include, but are not limited to:

  • specific performance of the contract terms (in certain situations);
  • money damages to put you in the position you would have been in had the other party not breached;
  • an injunction, a court order that requires a party to do or not do something (in certain situations); and
  • restitution.

With the help of your lawyer, you can prove your damages in court and receive compensation for the losses you incurred as a result of the other party’s breach of contract.

Consult an Experienced Entertainment Attorney for Breach of Contract

Another party is not allowed to breach a contract and get away with it without consequence. An entertainment contract can be enforced with the help of a knowledgeable entertainment litigator.

An experienced entertainment contract attorney at Lowe & Associates can create and enforce your contracts. Contact us today for a consultation.

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