Munck Wilson Mandala attorneys have a distinguished legacy of representing pioneers in the entertainment and digital media industry. Strategically advising clients – ranging from successful solo authors and artists to global media powerhouses – at every stage of the developmental process, our teams are well-versed across a multitude of entertainment and digital media channels and platforms, including always-on social media applications, easily accessible mobile devices, and traditional entertainment outlets, such as motion pictures, television, radio, and concert venues.
From intellectual property protection to contracts, employment disputes, and media law, there are a multitude of legal issues specific to the entertainment industry. Our litigators handle disputes related to the First Amendment, contracts, licensing, film and television distribution agreements, copyrights, trademarks, and celebrity rights of privacy and publicity.
Munck Wilson Mandala represents entertainment clients including production companies, producers, actors, directors, and celebrities in the most important and complex corporate and intellectual property transactions, litigation, and other legal challenges they face.
We act as general counsel to production companies negotiating with networks on their behalf, and drafting all necessary talent agreements, location agreements, production schedules, and other legal matters. We represent clients in joint venture agreements, royalty accountings and litigations, and arbitrations.
Entertainment Services Include:
Artist and Union Agreements
Audio and Visual Productions
Celebrity Appearances and Endorsements
Copyright, Trademark and Publicity Rights
Digital Rights and Data Privacy
Film and Television Agreements
Financing and Private Equity Investments
First Amendment Litigation
Intellectual Property Licensing and Protection
Joint Venture Agreements
Music Licensing and Resolution of Music Publishing Disputes
Royalty Accountings and Litigations
Unlawful Use of Name, Image, Likeness
Our digital entertainment clients rely on our experience to help them with next-generation innovations and disruptive technologies, including:
Digital music, games, and video for mobile devices
Streaming and on-demand music services
Games and other entertainment media for wearable devices, including watches, bracelets, and eyewear
Mobile and digital media device components, including LED displays and storage and wireless technologies
Digital entertainment subscription and payment systems
Wireless technology standards, such as Bluetooth
Holographic image projections for mobile devices