Practice Areas

B2L Entertainment Law Group is a premier entertainment law firm providing a wide range of entertainment and business transactional legal services. Our practice areas are designed to serve your specific needs. Legal services are provided at an hourly rate, flat fee or on a percentage basis. For more information, please select a practice area below.

MUSIC

B2L’s music legal services include advising, drafting and negotiating the following:

  • Talent agreements (recording artists, songwriters, producers, recording engineers, composers, and choreographers)
  • Record company agreements
  • 360 and production company agreements
  • Management agreements
  • Minor talent agreements
  • Producer agreements
  • Publishing agreements
  • Music licensing agreements (film, television, video games)
  • Production company agreements
  • Distribution company agreements
  • Marketing agreements
  • Sponsorship agreements
  • Tour agreements
  • Music video agreements
  • Labor agreements

B²L’s  music legal services also include consulting and advising clients in the areas of:

  • Loan-out company formation
  • Business entity formation
  • Music copyright registrations
  • Music ownership and splits
  • Music clearance and licensing
  • Music publishing company formation
  • Record label and production company formation
  • Mechanical and performance royalties
  • Radio

FILM 

B2L’s film transactional legal services include drafting, reviewing and negotiating the following for feature, documentary and independent films:

  • Actor agreements
  • Writer agreements
  • Director agreements
  • Producer agreements
  • Production agreements
  • Literary Option and Purchase agreements
  • Shopping agreements
  • Attachment agreements
  • Joint Venture agreements
  • Distribution agreements
  • Licensing agreements for broadcast, cable, and new media outlets
  • Guild agreements

B2L’s film transactional legal services also include consulting and advising clients in the areas of:

  • Budgeting
  • Formation of production companies, joint ventures, corporate entities, and d/b/a entities
  • Submitting treatments, scripts, and content to agents, third party producers, financiers, and production companies
  • Pitching content to third parties
  • Protecting ideas, concepts, and treatments
  • The Guilds (DGA, WGA, SAG, AFTRA)
  • Assignments
  • Copyright ownership
  • Trademark advising and registration
  • Letters of intent

TELEVISION

B2L’s television transactional legal services include drafting, reviewing and negotiating the following for scripted and unscripted television content:

  • Actor agreements
  • Writer agreements
  • Director agreements
  • Producer agreements
  • Production agreements
  • Literary Option and Purchase agreements
  • Shopping agreements
  • Attachment agreements
  • Joint Venture agreements
  • Distribution agreements
  • Licensing agreements for broadcast, cable, and new media outlets
  • Guild agreements

B2L’s television transactional legal services also include consulting and advising clients in the areas of:

  • Formation of production companies, joint ventures, corporate entities, and d/b/a entities
  • Submitting treatments, scripts, and content to agents, third party producers, financiers, and production companies
  • Pitching content to third parties
  • Protecting show ideas, concepts, and treatments
  • The Guilds (DGA, WGA, SAG, AFTRA)
  • Assignments
  • Copyright ownership
  • Trademark advising and registration
  • Letters of intent

DIGITAL MEDIA

B2L’s digital media transactional legal services include drafting, reviewing and negotiating the following for scripted and unscripted content viewed in alternative platforms by end users:

  • Digital and New Media agreements for webisodes and web series
  • Actor agreements
  • Writer agreements
  • Director agreements
  • Producer agreements
  • Production agreements
  • Literary Option and Purchase agreements
  • Shopping agreements
  • Attachment agreements
  • Joint Venture agreements
  • Distribution agreements for the exploitation of content on various platforms
  • Licensing agreements for new media outlets
  • Guild agreements

B2L’s digital media transactional legal services also include consulting and advising clients in the areas of:

  • Formation of production companies, joint ventures, corporate entities, and d/b/a entities
  • Submitting treatments, scripts, and content to agents, third party producers, financiers, and production companies
  • Pitching content to third parties
  • Protecting ideas, concepts, and treatments
  • The Guilds (DGA, WGA, SAG, AFTRA)
  • Copyright ownership
  • Trademark advising and registration
  • Clearance and product placement

PRODUCTION LEGAL SERVICES – FILM/TELEVISION/NEW MEDIA

B2L provides production legal services for creators of film, television and new media content. We provide, draft and negotiate the following:

Film, TV, and New Media Production Contracts:

  • Rights acquisition agreements
  • Chain of title agreements
  • Writer agreements
  • Production agreements
  • Location agreements
  • Day Player agreements
  • Crew agreements
  • Union agreements for union talent (SAG, DGA, WGA)
  • Non-union talent agreements
  • Above-the-line talent and crew agreements (director, producer, casting director, executive producers)
  • Below-the-line agreements
  • Actor agreements
  • Other performer agreements
  • Escrow agreements
  • Certificate of engagements
  • Inducement letters
  • Music licensing agreements
  • Music composer agreements
  • Post-production agreements
  • Product placement agreements
  • Clearance agreements for products

We also provide the following production legal advice to our clients with respect to:

  • Company formation and representation
  • Chain of Title
  • Clearance reports and analysis on screenplays
  • Legal opinions related to clearance reports and chain of title
  • Treatments and screenplay copyright registration
  • Films, television and new media content copyright registration
  • Union paperwork (becoming a signatory and union compliance)
  • E&O insurance
  • Profit participation

DISTRIBUTION LEGAL SERVICES – (FILM/TELEVISION/NEW MEDIA)

B2L’s transactional distribution legal services for creators of film, television and new media content include:

  • Agency agreements
  • Management agreements
  • Domestic distribution agreements
  • Foreign distribution agreements
  • Licensing agreements

CORPORATE/BUSINESS AFFAIRS

B2L provides business affairs services to its music, television, film and new media clients with respect to:

  • Entity selection and formation
  • Corporate entity representation
  • Corporate development agreements
  • Employment agreements
  • Independent contractor agreements
  • Collaboration agreements
  • Partnership agreements
  • Business agreements
  • Investor agreements

TECHNOLOGY

B2L provides business affairs services to its corporate and individual clients with respect to conventional and emerging technology. B2L’s services include:

  • Technology transactions
  • Legal and business affairs for mobile, tablet and internet applications
  • Acquisition agreements
  • Licensing agreements
  • Development agreements
  • Collaboration agreements
  • Entertainment and internet start-up advising and strategic consulting
  • Corporate entity formation
  • Corporate entity representation
  • Business development and investor presentation review
  • Intellectual property protection and registration

BOOK PUBLISHING

B2L’s book publishing services include drafting and negotiating:

  • Publishing agreements
  • Author agreements
  • Speculative agreements
  • Distribution agreements
  • Literary option and purchase agreements

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP)

B2L advises its clients on a wide variety of soft IP issues, including reviewing and preparing:

  • Copyright registration of intellectual property
  • Trademark registration of word marks, service marks, logos and brands
  • Legal opinion letters for trademarks
  • Legal opinions of chain of title
  • Cease and desist letters
  • Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
  • Licensing agreements