Entertainment

Sanders Roberts LLP’s entertainment attorneys are committed to providing best in class representation to content creators, artists, and entities in the rapidly evolving media landscape.
Our expert attorneys have decades of experience negotiating, structuring, and drafting complex and groundbreaking agreements for talent and entities in film, television, digital media and music.
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.
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 agreements.
Our attorneys have been on the cutting edge of representing the world’s leading digital native talent. Many of the most followed individuals on YouTube, TikTok, Snapchat and Instagram rely on Sanders Roberts LLP for legal advice regarding all aspects of their business career, including agreements for endorsements, merchandise, and live touring.