FIRM PROFILE

The Law Offices of Lynn Elliot has been providing clients with transactional entertainment law services since 2008.  We furnish our clients with day-to-day legal and practical advice in the complex world of the entertainment industry. The firm provides entertainment transactional representation, business and legal affairs counsel and production counsel services, and assists clients in advancing and protecting their careers, and to help them launch and nurture successful projects in the entertainment industry. Whether you are new to the industry or an industry veteran, you know how critical it is for your lawyer to be there when needed to give you prompt and experienced legal services and advice. This is exactly the kind of service our clients receive from our firm.

We invite you to make an appointment to discuss our legal services in any of the following practice areas:

Motion Pictures

We provide representation for documentary and narrative features and short films, structuring, negotiating, drafting and counsel on a wide variety of motion picture agreements including talent, key crew and department head agreements, investor/finance agreements, music licensing, sales agent, distribution, option and purchase, life story rights, crew deal memos, production services agreements, vendor agreements, releases and location agreements.  Providing counsel on clearance and chain of title matters.  Production legal services.  Drafting and filing all US Copyright Office forms, (e.g., Form PAs, Document Cover Sheets).  Assistance in the signatory process with all guilds/unions (e.g., SAG, WGA, DGA, IATSE and Teamsters).  Music clearance services.

Television

Structuring, negotiating, drafting, counsel and representation on scripted and non-scripted television agreements, including shopping, attachment, participant, production services, talent, life story rights, sponsorship and network/cable licensing agreements.

Music

Structuring, negotiating and drafting a wide variety of agreements, including recording, publishing, management, producer, manufacturing and distribution, branding, appearance, live performance and live event agreements.  Music festival legal services.

Internet / New Media Law

We will assist you with respect to your web site development agreements, digital advertising, branding and new technology agreements, as well as draft policy policies, terms of use, contests and sweepstakes rules.  Linking and sponsorship agreements.  Advising and counseling clients on privacy matters and self-regulating policies for online behavioral advertising.

Touring and Concerts

Negotiation and review of all aspects of touring and concert agreements, including, agency, employment agreements personal appearances and riders.

Book Publishing

Negotiation of publishing agreements, option and purchase agreements, ghost writer contracts, and copyrighting your book.

Merchandise and Licensing

Negotiation and drafting of merchandising and licensing agreements.

Photography and Print

Agreements between photographers and models, licenses, still photo releases, book publishing and evaluation of issues regarding rights of privacy.

Art and Art Galleries

Agreements between artists and art galleries, consignment agreements and releases.

Business & Legal Affairs

Providing business and legal affairs services for entertainment and media companies.

Labor and Employment

Supervising, advising and implementing employment structures and human resource strategies in growing and established companies, including drafting and negotiating all employment and independent contractor agreements, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, termination agreements, drafting and reviewing company handbooks, rules and procedures, guidelines, employment equity structures, severance packages and liability releases.

 
 
Our clients have recently concluded contracts for and with such companies and individuals:
  •  ABC
  •  A&E Network
  •  AEG
  •  Amoeba Records
  •  ATO Records
  •  C3 Presents
  •  CID Entertainment
  •  Creature Films
  •  Dick Clark Productions
  •  Discovery Communications
  •  Dreamworks
  •  E! Entertainment
  •  Electus
  •  Eric Church
  •  Five x Five Media
  •  Goldenvoice
  •  ish Entertainment
  •  Julien Casablancas
  •  Magical Elves
  •  Marc Levin
  •  M.I.A. and NEET Recordings
  •  MTV
  •  National Geographic
  •  NBC
  •  Netflix
  •  NowLive
  •  Oxygen
  •  Paul Harris Presents
  •  Phish
  •  Red Light Management
  •  Richard Turner
  •  Saatchi & Saatchi
  •  Shark Tank
  •  Sony Music Entertainment
  •  Superfly
  •  T-Mobile
  •  The Dave Matthews Band
  •  Vampire Weekend
  •  Verizon
  •  VH1
  •  Warner Music Group
  •  Yahoo!
  •  Yo Gabba Gabba