Burns White Attorneys EntertainmentStrategically protecting interests in the entertainment industry

In the ever-changing media landscape, you need solid representation that you can trust. At Burns White, we protect the interests of the individual artists, television and radio personalities, actors, authors, production companies, distributors, and studios that make the magic happen, as well as the artistic products that they create.

From helping an out-of-town studio set up a local business entity to an artist reach an endorsement deal to a radio personality renegotiate a contract, our entertainment team draws from their diverse backgrounds in complex business transactions, and employment and commercial litigation to provide individuals and corporate entities in the entertainment industry with a wide range of legal services.

With offices in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and New Jersey, we are well versed in current tax incentive programs throughout the region and have a deeply intimate understanding of the local law, rules, and court systems. In fact, some of our executive leaders have provided financial support to a few Pittsburgh films. You can rely on our knowledge to help you navigate some of these complex procedures and stay up to date on the latest incentive options.

What’s more, we apply customized thinking to our clients’ business challenges, always striving for practical solutions with cost top-of-mind. And in situations where litigation is unavoidable, we move quickly and effectively to contain the risk and minimize impact.

Our services

  • Contract drafting, review, negotiation, and enforcement
    • Artist management agreements, distribution and licensing agreements, endorsement proposals, and leasing agreements
  • Business entity formation and structuring
  • Copyright and trademark registration and enforcement
  • Litigation

For more information about our Entertainment practice, please contact:

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