Entertainment & Intellectual Property Law

Entertainment Law

entertainment attorney BirminghamEntertainment law is a diverse and evolving field, with an industry consisting of musicians, artists, filmmakers, authors, visual artists, dancers, gamers and more.  The Law Firm of Stacey A. Davis provides practical and creative solutions to the varied legal issues facing these entertainment professionals, drawing on extensive knowledge in the fields of business planning and counseling, contract drafting, negotiation, intellectual property, and business and intellectual property litigation.  

What We Do:

Contract Review

A well drafted contract ensures that your creative work and work product is protected and that the fruits of your labor flow to you.  Every contract should be reviewed by an experienced professional knowledgeable of your respective industry.  The law practice routinely reviews contracts in order to advise clients as to the applicable terms and conditions, but also to counsel clients on what may missing from the stated terms. Sometimes what’s not in the contract is just as important as what is in the contract. You know your craft, but that does not mean that you are an expert in knowing what to look for in an industry contract.    Our contract review services include a full and detailed explanation of all of the contract terms, along with what terms should be modified or added.  From there, you can use this expert advice to negotiate a better deal for yourself or allow our entertainment attorney to negotiate the best deal possible on your behalf.

Contract Drafting

You don’t need me to tell you that every contract should be in writing.   Serious artists know that “it needs to be in writing”, so leave those handshake deals at the door.  Our firm specializes in drafting contracts suit your specific needs and is customized to your specific situation.  No fill in the blanks here.  Yes, numerous form agreements are only one click away, but don’t fall into the trap of one size fits all.  I’ve heard clients say “well, it looked like a good form agreement, so I just filled in the blanks.”  What they didn’t know is that the “form” director agreement was drafted to the advantage of the production company, not the director.  They didn’t know that those clauses were negotiable.  They didn’t know they could have secured a better deal.  Don’t let this happen to you.

Contract Negotiation

Whether you’ve been presented with a contract to sign or are drafting the contract from scratch, you need a strong advocate on your side.  You may be just starting out in the industry, but that doesn’t mean you have to make the same mistakes of so many who have come before you.  The Law Firm of Stacey A. Davis has over ten years of experience litigating and resolving complex commercial law matters.  This extensive experience bolsters our ability to negotiate the best possible deal.  When you need a strong advocate, call entertainment attorney Stacey A. Davis.

For more information on our experience in the following entertainment industries, please click on the links below:

FILM AND TELEVISION

MUSIC

LITERARY PUBLISHING