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Film & Television Law

The entertainment industry is constantly evolving, presenting exciting opportunities for motion picture and television professionals. Navigating this complex legal landscape can be daunting. That’s where we come in. At Bowen Schmidt, we offer a wide range of legal services specifically tailored to the unique needs of the film and television industry.

Our Film and Television division, led by founding partner Charles “Bo” Bowen, provides comprehensive legal solutions for a variety of industry professionals. Whether you’re a motion picture studio, cable or broadcast television network, producer, private investor, or labor union, we have the industry-specific knowledge, skills, and contacts to help you succeed.

Our Film and Television law practice includes:

  1. Production Legal: We provide legal services related to all aspects of film and television production, from development and pre-production through post-production and distribution. Our experienced attorneys can assist with drafting and negotiating production contracts, location agreements, releases, and other legal documents necessary for a successful production.
  2. Labor Union Negotiation: We have extensive experience negotiating with labor unions on behalf of production companies and other entertainment industry clients. Our team can assist with union contracts, guild agreements, collective bargaining, and compliance with labor laws and regulations.
  3. Intellectual Property Protection: We offer legal services related to the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in film and television, including copyrights, trademarks, and other proprietary rights. Our attorneys can help ensure that our clients’ creative works are protected from unauthorized use and infringement.
  4. Maximizing State Film and Television Tax Incentives: We can assist production companies and other entertainment industry clients in navigating state tax incentive programs and maximizing tax benefits related to film and television productions. Our attorneys have extensive experience working with state film commissions and can help clients understand the eligibility requirements and application process for tax incentives in various states. We can also advise on structuring production deals to maximize tax benefits and ensure compliance with applicable state laws and regulations.
  5. Distribution and Licensing: We provide legal services related to the distribution and licensing of film and television content, including negotiating distribution agreements, licensing agreements, and other contracts related to the exploitation of intellectual property rights.

At our firm, we pride ourselves on providing personalized and responsive legal services to our clients. We understand the importance of timely and effective legal representation in the fast-paced entertainment industry, and we’re committed to helping our clients achieve their goals while minimizing risk and maximizing value. If you’re a film or television professional in need of legal services, please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your needs.