ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA LAW
The Sterling Firm represents clients from all over the world in all areas of the entertainment industry, including film, television, streaming, music, digital media, and new media.
The Sterling Firm represents independent film and television producers in issues dealing with development to distribution. The Sterling Firm provides legal counsel to producers of documentaries, feature films, television pilots, episodic television and web series. The Sterling Firm provides legal services regarding business formation (single-purpose LLCs and other entities), equity financing through Reg D and Rule 506 private offerings, drafting and negotiating agreements (e.g., producer agreements, director agreements, writer agreements, location agreements, crew agreements, life story rights agreements, book option agreements, composer agreements, music license agreements, guild agreements including SAG, DGA, and WGA, investor agreements, Private Placement Memoranda (PPMs), securing chain of title, and obtaining Errors & Omissions production insurance.
The Sterling Firm is also experienced in representing clients in the music industry, including recording artists, songwriters, producers, music publishers, record labels, concert promoters, YouTube channels, and multi-channel networks, on matters relating to contracts, licensing, copyright, and trademarks. The Sterling Firm is experienced in negotiating agreements with music publishers, labels, and artists involving recording agreements, music publishing agreements, synchronization agreements, composer agreements, management agreements, and new media licensing agreements.
The Sterling Firm serves as general counsel to advertising and branding agencies and digital media companies. The Sterling Firm is experienced with entity formation, corporate compliance, contracts, employment agreements, copyrights, and trademarks.