Entertainment

KHS provides its entertainment clients with comprehensive and collaborative business and legal representation. In addition to the firm’s entertainment litigation services, we provide full support on financing, acquisition, development, production, and licensing from the start to the finish of a project. We help clients develop relationships and secure agreements to exploit their work across multiple market segments of the entertainment industry.

The firm’s entertainment transactional services include:

  • Rights acquisitions for entertainment projects in all media
  • Film and television acquisition, development, financing
    and distribution agreements
  • Production counsel services for filmed entertainment projects,
    including entity formation, clearance, talent agreements, guild
    negotiations, service provider agreements and more
  • Talent representation- actor, writer, director, producer agreements
  • Music agreements in connection with recording, publishing, production,
    distribution and touring
  • Licensing and merchandising agreements, including permission
    and celebrity endorsement deals
  • New Media agreements related to internet, wireless and mobile programming
    and distribution platforms, including streaming and downloading of entertainment
  • Outside general counsel services, including contract drafting and negotiation
    support for entertainment companies
  • Representation of copyright royalty claims, including international
    statutory secondary rights collectively managed such as cable and satellite
    retransmissions and private copy levies

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Representative Matters

Litigation

  • Represented film producers and investors in multi-million dollar breach of contract and fraud suit against major national bank; favorable settlement achieved for clients prior to trial
  • Represented well known rock band in defending multi-million dollar breach of contract, intellectual property and corporate shareholder dispute; favorable settlement achieved for clients prior to trial
  • Represented major film post-production company in defending wrongful termination lawsuit; achieved favorable settlement for client prior to trial
  • Represented plaintiff film producer in IFTA Arbitration related to breach of distribution agreement against sales agent; achieved ruling for damages award in favor of client

Transactional

  • Represented film production company in equity investment finance offers for slate of films; provide outside general counsel services in variety of business and legal issues
  • Represented well known film screenwriter in negotiation and drafting of writing, producing and directing agreements in connection with major feature film projects