Do you need an entertainment attorney? Are you sure? How much will an entertainment attorney charge you? And when choosing an entertainment attorney, how can you be sure you’re picking the right one?
Choosing An Entertainment Attorney Who’s Right For You…
Choosing an entertainment attorney can seem daunting. It can cost a ton of money, and in some cases be a total waste of money (if you choose the wrong one!)
We’ve been lucky in our career to have great legal council when we needed it.
We’ve also seen others derail their career and leave a trail of ashes. How?
By choosing an entertainment attorney who didn’t understand the area of entertainment in which their client was working.
Speaking from our own experience, nothing…and we mean nothing…is more disheartening than an aspiring producer who hires a general practice attorney to represent their reality TV idea or deal.
Like any industry, unscripted television has it’s own set of industry practices.
Many of these practices are driven by what TV networks will and won’t negotiate over.
When a lawyer (even an entertainment attorney) doesn’t understand the bigger picture that exists in unscripted television, things fall apart quickly.
The same would go for an entertainment lawyer who had never worked in feature films suddenly repping your movie concept. Or an attorney who had never talked to a record company trying to help you with your budding music career.
Just a few of the things we cover today:
- Finding an entertainment attorney.
- What to look for in an entertainment attorney.
- Choosing an entertainment attorney who is a good match for you.
- What you might expect to pay an entertainment attorney.
- What an entertainment attorney can help you with.
- Good traits of entertainment attorneys.
And so much more! Press that giant red “PLAY” button above and learn all about choosing an entertainment attorney who won’t ruin your career or drive you crazy!
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Helpful and Related Links
While these laywers might not take your cold call, this Hollywood Reporter article will educate you in your quest for choosing an entertainment attorney.
Okay, long before you need an entertainment attorney you need to have someone interested in you or one of your projects. One way to do that…pitch to us, of course! Let’s make some TV together. Here’s how:
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