We assist our clients in acquiring necessary rights for development projects and navigating
complex relationships among multiple partners. We structure and negotiate independent and
studio development agreements, option/purchase and writer agreements, production services
agreements, co-production and collaboration agreements, and all forms of distribution
agreements across all media with global studios, indie distributors, and all major streaming
platforms. We serve as production counsel for select motion picture, television, new media and
virtual reality productions created by our clients, including both scripted and unscripted projects.
We assist clients with negotiating above-the-line talent and below-the-line personnel engagement
arrangements, forming production entities, advising on clearance issues, handling day-to-day
production issues, and delivering projects to distributors.
The team’s diversity of experience provides a unique advantage to the firm’s entertainment
clients. Collectively, our attorneys have worked at the world’s leading movie studios, law firms
and talent agencies, and their experiences, relationships, and industry knowledge provide them
with a unique ability to advocate for their clients.
Sanders Roberts LLP attorneys are immersed in the music industry and passionate about their
craft. Our attorneys represent artists and institutional clients, including musicians, songwriters,
record labels, publishers, and media companies. We negotiate a wide array of deals and regularly
advise our clients on recording, publishing, management, distribution, and live performance