McCue, Sussmane, & Zapfel, P.C. has established its entertainment law practice to encompass representation of clients in the motion picture, television, stage, publishing and music industries. Our lawyers have comprehensive industry experience involving both the law and the business of entertainment. Our services span the full range of the industry’s creative, production and operating concerns.
We are well versed in transactional matters including negotiating and documenting all types of agreements including talent and executive employment agreements, rights acquisitions and sales, as well as finance and distribution agreements.
We represent producers, actors, directors, writers and casting directors working in film, television, and stage. Our attorneys additionally advise “crossover” talent and companies simultaneously operating in both the film/TV and stage or music fields.
We advise motion picture and television writers, directors, and producers and executive producers, as well as studios and independent production companies on the development and production of films, television series and programs. Our counsel covers everything from First Amendment issues, to financing and syndication, to international production and distribution agreements.