Entertainment law includes endorsement agreements, contracts and negotiations, and licensing. In addition, entertainment law often incorporates aspects of intellectual property, copyrights and trademarks. Entertainment attorneys often must address issues of employment law, media law, labor law and securities law when handling cases in the entertainment industry.
For the most part, entertainment attorneys represent both amateur and professional artists, actors and entertainers and even athletes, many times handling negotiations between clients and agencies.
The laws regulating the entertainment business apply to professions in film, music, multimedia and visual arts. Each area and each state has specific laws and statutes; however, some aspects remain universal:
Last update: Oct. 2, 2008