Law Offices of Richard Joseph

Entertainment Lawyers

323-782-1776

There is simply no substitute for experience. For more than 30 years our firm has been providing our clients with unparalleled legal and business affairs advice to assist them in advancing and protecting their careers and their businesses; as well as helping them launch and nurture successful projects and careers in the entertainment industry.



And you won’t wait days for a return call. We furnish our clients with day to day legal and practical advice in the complex world of the entertainment industry. Whether you are new to the industry, or an industry veteran, you know how critical it is for your lawyer to be there when needed to give you prompt and experienced legal services and advice. This is exactly the kind of service our clients receive from our firm…and you will too.



We invite you to make an appointment to meet with us and discuss our legal services in any of the practice areas below.

ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY REPRESENTATION


Advising, counseling, and representing clients in all aspects of the entertainment, music, television and film 
business

with a concentration on negotiating virtually all types of entertainment industry contract. 

RECORDING CONTRACTS AND MUSIC INDUSTRY



We negotiate recording contracts, including distribution agreements, with all of the major labels and independents. Whether you are seeking an attorney to negotiate your first record contract or you are considering the renegotiation of your current deal, we have the experience that will deliver the results you want and deserve.



In addition to negotiating recording, record producer, songwriter/publisher deals, and virtually every other kind of creative and business arrangements in the music industry, we also provide legal due diligence and  contract negotiation in connection with music copyright buy/sell transactions

TELEVISION



 Our television clients are in front, & behind, the camera. They are creators and buyers of content.

We specialize in non-scripted programming and our clients have been on the air in numerous television shows for years.

MOTION PICTURES



 We provide representation for feature films, documentary, features and short films, structuring, negotiating,

drafting and counsel for a  wide variety of motion picture agreements including talent, key crew and department head agreements,

investor/finance agreements, music licensing, sales agent, distribution, option and purchase, life story rights,

crew deal memos, production services agreements,vendor agreements, releases and location agreements.  



Providing counsel on clearance and chain of title matters.  Production legal services.

   Assistance in the signatory process with all guilds/unions.

ENDORSEMENTS, MERCHANDISE AND LICENSING



 We have negotiated and drafted endorsement, merchandising and licensing agreements for our clients

with some of the world’s best known brands for millions of dollars in fees and other compensation.

COPYRIGHTS



Our services extend to the buying and selling of music copyrights, negotiating songwriter and publishing deals,

as well as music publishing administration. Call us to discuss any of your questions about your music publishing business, contracts, and activitie

DIGITAL CONTENT



We represent creators of digital content that is distributed on multiple platforms. We will advise and counsel you regarding the production

and distribution of your digital content through Multi Channel Networks, aggregators, distributors and content producer



BOOK PUBLISHING



Negotiation of publishing agreements and ghost writer contract

PERSONAL MANAGEMENT CONTRACTS



Our firm drafts and negotiates personal management contracts. We have represented talent and managers. Personal management contracts create serious and long term obligations. It is vital to secure the advice of a lawyer with substantial experience with these kinds of contracts before signing anything.

SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCERS AND CAMPAIGNS



Browse today’s news and social media and you will come into contact with social media marketers interacting with consumers/customers.

We assist our clients with legal and business affairs advice and guidance in the nascent and ever-changing world of

social media commercial campaigns. We advise our clients about compliance issues, content, and social media services 

PHOTOGRAPHY AND PRINT



Agreements between photographers and models; releases; and evaluation of issues regarding rights of privacy.