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AI and Entertainment Law

AI and Entertainment Law: Navigating the New Frontier

The entertainment industry, known for its creativity and innovation, is no stranger to technological advancements. One such advancement that’s making waves is Artificial Intelligence (AI). As AI continues to permeate various sectors, the entertainment industry is no exception. But with this technological marvel comes a plethora of legal challenges. The

When Not To Hire An Entertainment Lawyer

When Not To Hire An Entertainment Lawyer

The entertainment industry, with its glitz and glamour, is a place where dreams come to life. But behind every dream lies a series of decisions with some involving serious legal considerations. While having an entertainment lawyer by your side can be invaluable, it is important to understand when not to

When Do I Need An Entertainment Lawyer

When Do I Need an Entertainment Lawyer?

The world of entertainment is as alluring as it is complex. From the Hollywood red carpet to the local rock club, the industry is vast and varied. But beneath the surface of every song, movie, or TV show lies a web of legal intricacies. This is where the role of

How to Hire an Entertainment Lawyer

How to Hire an Entertainment Lawyer

In the exciting world of showbiz, there’s an unsung hero working behind the scenes: the entertainment lawyer. These legal professionals navigate the intricate maze of contracts, rights, negotiations, and more, ensuring that artists and creators are protected and fairly compensated. But how do you go about hiring one? And more

What Do Entertainment Lawyers Do

What Do Entertainment Lawyers Do

The entertainment industry, a realm of creativity, passion, and big dreams, is also a complex web of contracts, rights, and negotiations. Behind every successful artist, filmmaker, or musician, there’s often an unsung hero: the entertainment lawyer. But what exactly do entertainment lawyers do? And equally important, what don’t they do?

The Impact of COVID-19 Protocols on Independent Filmmakers

While the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every industry, protocols implemented by the IATSE—the trade union representing 90% of individuals on a film set—have created unique challenges for independent filmmakers and production companies.  Current COVID-19 Protocols  In May 2020, the IATSE hired a trio of epidemiologists to consult with the union

Why Low Budget and Independent Filmmakers Should Use a Signatory

Low budget and independent theatrical film or television productions face many obstacles to success due to their limited funding and lack of big studio support. However, there are steps that independent filmmakers can take to ensure they are in the most advantageous position possible as creators. One of these steps

Five Legal Issues to Consider When Filming in Georgia

If you are considering filming your production in Georgia, it is important that you have a clear understanding of the laws in place within the Georgia film industry. There are a number of laws pertaining to actor’s rights, filming locations and film sets that require comprehensive understanding before filming begins.