Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell + Vasallo, P.C.

Practice areas

Motion Pictures

Our motion picture practice covers the full spectrum of the business, and includes representing Academy Award winning independent film production companies and producers, directors, talent, screenwriters and distributors.  We also represent some of the world's leading authors in their film rights deals with major studios.

We work with top film talent in their studio negotiations; entities raising financing for their independently financed feature projects; foreign producers navigating U.S. film financing and distribution arrangements; major record companies with Oscar and Grammy winning soundtracks; television and home video companies acquiring domestic and international rights in motion pictures, through investments, co-productions and pre-sales; owners of iconic children's characters and licensing organizations handling highly valuable merchandising rights; and Broadway producers and film companies acquiring and disposing of motion picture rights in stage and film properties.

We also offer our clients decades of experience in evaluating treatments, scripts and productions for legal risk (as well as compliance with "errors and omissions" clearance procedures), including issues of privacy, publicity, defamation, trademark use, and copyright.  Our focus is not only to help our clients limit or avoid risk, but also to help them find practical ways to achieve their artistic vision.

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