Media & Entertainment Overview
Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig’s Media & Entertainment practice focuses on Entertainment, Digital Media Production & Branding, Media Content Acquisition, Production, Distribution & Financing, Intellectual Property, Corporate Formation, Finance & Tax, and Litigation.
Media content production and usage experiences evolve alongside transforming technology. Demand for content is at an all-time high across conventional and new platforms.
Our Media & Entertainment Team
The attorneys at Dunlap, Bennett & Ludwig assist content originators and users by handling legal and business affairs challenges related to locating, producing, financing, and distributing content. We have the optimal blend of business and legal experience needed to advance your interests and help you stay cutting-edge in a rapidly changing entertainment environment. Lead attorneys in the Entertainment Section of our firm have themselves worked as content producers in film, television, television commercials, music production, music publishing, and podcasting. This is another reason why we are confident we’re well-equipped to cover your needs in television and music, as well as digital media and other ventures.
Film & Television
Our firm handles contracts, financing, and litigation representation services for clients operating in conventional and digital visual media- whether television series producers, broadcasters, distributors, banks, talent, or entertainment investors and the like.
Branding: Direct-To-Digital Series & Influencers/Endorsers
Keeping up with cutting edge branded content distribution platforms and related issues, DBL attorneys have worked with top worldwide brands to proactively identify and support related business and legal affairs issues for marketing activations involving social media channel series, influencers, web series producers and production companies, and talent.
Our lawyers have represented music clients and music matters involving some of the world’s largest and most important media companies. Our attorneys have also worked closely alongside new artists and composers. We have handled music matters for cablenets by setting up publishing interests and imprint labels and by negotiating and closing original music commissioning agreements and music licenses. We’ve also structured music publishing processes for international brands having significant online musical performances. Our attorneys have represented record companies, producers, publishers, and distributors. We handle licensing and merchandising, corporate sponsorship, financing, copyright litigation, mergers and acquisitions, tax, real estate, privacy, FTC, labor matters, and more.
Our clients rely on us to deliver value and to advance their business objectives. We have worked with:
- Film and television companies
- Record labels and music publishers
- Independent producers and distributors
- Digital media ventures—digital content producers and distributors in music and video
- International media companies
- Financial institutions, funds, and investors
- Film, TV, and music talent—actors, writers, directors, producers, managers, musicians, and authors
- Marketers and marketing departments
How We Help
We cover the entire spectrum of entertainment and media law and consultancy. Our wide-ranging work includes:
- Entertainment financing, production, and distribution
- Endorsement, licensing, and sponsorship opportunities
- Employment and talent agreements
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Intellectual property protection
- Privacy and data security
- Real estate
- Executive employment agreements