Entertainment Law and Media Law

Entertainment law or “media law” is a term for a broad collection of more traditional categories of law with a focus on providing legal services to the entertainment industry.  The principal areas of entertainment law overlap substantially with the well-known and conventional fields of intellectual property law.  The practice of entertainment law often involves questions of employment law, labor law, bankruptcy law, immigration law, securities law, security interests, agency, intellectual property law involving trademarks, copyright, and the “Right of Publicity”, privacy rights, defamation and slander, clearance of rights, product placement, advertising, International law, and insurance law.

Much of the work of an entertainment law practice is transaction based, i.e. drafting contracts, negotiation and mediation.  Entertainment law is generally centralized around film and television actors, music performers and professional sports athletes.

Entertainment Contracts and Transactions

An entertainment law firm in Houston may represent clients in a wide array of entertainment genres, each with its own unique set of regulations and potential legal issues. At Craft Chu, we have extensive experience in all areas of entertainment law, including the film, music, television, radio, theater, publishing and digital media genres.  We are able to provide our clients with entertainment-related services, including contract review, negotiation and drafting services, right of publicity agreements, actor and talent agreements, recording and publishing contracts, trade union issues, performing rights society issues, copyright license clearance, music and beat licensing, artist representation, model releases, celebrity sponsorship agreements, trademark and copyright registration, and entertainment related litigation