Entertainment & Intellectual Property Law


Legal Organizations

American Bar Association's Forum on Entertainment & Sports Industries
Intellectual Property, Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the Alabama State Bar

Film, Television, Stage

Alabama Links:
Alabama Film Office
Alabama Production/Crew Resource Directory
Entertainment Industry Incentive Act of 2009
Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival
Alabama Theatre
Lyric Theater
Red Mountain Theatre Company
Virginia Samford Theater
Alabama School of Fine Arts

Regional State Film Offices:
Georgia Film and TV Production
Louisiana Economic Development  
Mississippi Film Office
Tennessee Film, Entertainment and Music Commission
Societies and Organizations:Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) 
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (EMMY’s) 
Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences (OSCARS) 
American Society of Cinematographers
The American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards

Unions and Guilds:
SAG Indie
Writers Guild of America, East
Writers Guild of America, West  
Directors Guild of America
Producers Guild of America
Motion Picture Editors Guild
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
Actors' Equity Association
Graphic Artists Guild
The Animation Guild

Austin Film Festival 
Sundance Film Festival
Toronto Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
Venice Film Festival
Nashville Film Festival

Industry Links:
Internet Movie Database

Literature and Book Publishing

The Authors Guild
Dramatists Guild of America
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
The Newberry Award
The Pulitzer Prize
National Book Award


Sound Exchange
Harry Fox Agency

Societies and Organizations:
Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (Grammy's) 
The Society of Composers and Lyricists
Billboard Magazine

Intellectual Property

United States Copyright Office
Copyright Act of 1976
Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Copyright Society of the USA
Music, Movies and Computer Software Copyrights (Thanks Alex!)

United States Patent and Trademark Office
The Lanham Act