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What is Entertainment Law?

The Bowen Law Group Georgia Entertainment Lawyers What do they do

If you are looking for more information about what an entertainment lawyer does, you made it to the right place. The entertainment industry can be complicated. The business revolves around intellectual property and a variety of contracts. Entertainment law focuses on these aspects of the business.

There are many different types of law that are practiced under the umbrella of entertainment law. In simple terms, entertainment law is the collection of the many different types of practices of law that impact the entertainment industry. Entertainment law may include:

  • Intellectual property law
  • Contract law
  • Labor and employment law
  • Litigation
  • Compliance

Entertainment law specifically focuses on how each of these areas of law impact and function within the entertainment industry. For example, intellectual property law may be relevant if a songwriter wants to copyright their song. Contract law comes into play when an artist is negotiating an agreement with their manager. Labor and employment law may apply if a film production company wants to hire unionized actors.

What Types of Businesses Use Entertainment Law?

Since the entertainment industry is vast, the types of law mentioned above address different issues in each sector of the business. These issues often require innovative solutions to resolve. Some of the sectors of the entertainment industry that benefit from the practice of entertainment law include: 

  • Film Production
  • Television Production
  • Music
  • Print Media
  • Digital Media

Each of these involve different aspects of the types of law used in the entertainment industry. That means that entertainment lawyers may specialize in a certain area of the business, such as television and film production, and focus on the specific legal impacts of that individual sector of the entertainment industry. The Bowen Law Group has a large entertainment practice, which includes legal for film and TV production as well as music services, and is ready to help with your entertainment law needs.