LegalVision’s media and entertainment team are experienced with the commercial and regulatory environment in which media and entertainment businesses operate. We can assist:

  • content creators with distribution, defamation claims and intellectual property protection (including licensing, commercialisation and enforcement);
  • individuals and businesses with contract reviews, drafting and negotiation;
  • producers with film and media financing, production and commercialisation of content;
  • advertising and marketing agencies with advertising compliance; and
  • publishing companies with strategic commercial legal advice on rights and distribution.

Our media and entertainment lawyers have worked with entertainment and media companies, financiers, creators and distributors. We combine legal expertise and industry knowledge with technical know-how to deliver specialist advice in this sector. We can also assist with business structuring and employment law as it applies to the media, arts and entertainment space.

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5 Things You Need to Know About Media and Entertainment

  • 1Contracts and IP protection operate at the core of media and entertainment law. Whether you are a publisher or performer, protecting your work and asserting your interests are fundamental.
  • 2The costs of developing and producing media and entertainment products can be significant. Effective media financing, coupled with an optimal financing structure, is crucial to a project’s success.
  • 3In the film, music and publishing industries, licensing and distribution strategies (both digital and physical) are pivotal in delivering content to vast audiences. Royalties may also apply – for example in the music industry, where artists and labels must pay royalties to the Australian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society.
  • 4The digital media and interactive entertainment landscape is rapidly evolving. Content distribution platforms must be responsive to a range of issues, including data privacy, piracy and emerging policy changes such as the Convergence Review and rights clearances for digital service providers (DSPs).
  • 5Defamation claims can be costly and time-consuming. Obtaining advice pre-publication or implementing image protection mechanisms can minimise claims from arising.