Arts & Entertainment Law

It takes a creative mind to understand one. At EPGD we have experienced and proven staff to help guide you through the complex realm of legal challenges you will face as an artist or creator in your field.

Arts and Entertainment Law is the subset of legal practice that addresses the needs of individuals and businesses in the entertainment and creative industries; from musicians and labels, to artists and galleries, to video game designers and everything in between.

Much like other industries, creatives have concerns related to general issues such as business organization, hiring of employees, taxes and others. However, distinct from other industries, creatives have particularized needs that depend on the kinds of products and services they offer.

Most products and services developed by creative industries contain a key component of intellectual property, as the creative output of these businesses centers on developing and distributing works of authorship (songs, movies, video games, etc…). Hence, entertainment lawyers must have specialized knowledge on how to protect and exploit these assets, and others such as name and likeness, in order to guarantee their clients the maximum return and rights to their works.

In addition, entertainment lawyers must keep themselves abreast of new developments within these industries, as technology and new media continue to transform the way we produce and consume creative content.