Entertainment Law

The DarrowEverett LLP Entertainment Law Group manages all legal and business affairs for our entertainment industry clients – from idea through implementation. Our Entertainment Law Group has experience in all stages of motion picture and film development, financing, packaging, and sales and distribution. Representing a full range of entertainment clientele, DarrowEverett has served as counsel to production companies, athletes, actors, recording artists, art studios, performers and industry vendors.

DarrowEverett LLP has experience representing independent film producers and directors who seek legal advice concerning their contracts, agreements, union negotiations, joint venture opportunities, private equity investments and other financing vehicles. Additionally, our representation includes protecting and obtaining copyrights, licensing, and other intellectual property rights in connection with the entertainment industry.

Our Entertainment Law Group provides counsel to lenders and investors on film projects throughout the country, and assists clients in identifying and selecting applicable tax-incentive programs and other incentive programs geared towards encouraging entertainment industry activities.

 

We have committed ourselves to assisting our clients in making well-informed, productive and ultimately successful decisions on all issues that come before them.

We take pride in on our ability to provide each client with the attention to detail and high level of service that their transactions require, while at the same time providing practical and business-oriented advice and solutions.

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    As the New Year turns, we often make resolutions for improving our lives in the coming year. We promise to eat healthier, to exercise, and to be more organized in our finances. One of the most important ways to improve our lives is to take concrete steps to plan for your estate. Estate plans are not just for the wealthy or those getting along in years. They are for everyone who has other people that depend on them or for anyone who wants to leave a legacy. Read our full client alert to learn how our attorney's can help you with your resolutions. Read More

  • End of Year Tax Update

    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, signed into law by President Trump on December 22nd, 2017 (the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”), added Code Section 199A to the Internal Revenue, which provides for up to a 20% deduction applicable to pass- through income, including income from S-Corps, partnerships, and sole proprietorships. Given this new deduction, it is within an owner of a passthrough’s interest to maximize what the IRS refers to as Qualified Business Income (“QBI”) which is defined as income net of any deductions or losses from a qualified business or trade, including any wages paid by the pass-through entity. To take advantage of accelerated depreciation and expensing of certain business related assets, read the full update. Read More

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