Film

With the burgeoning growth of the Texas film industry, Jackson Walker’s clients include a variety of film producers, financiers, and talent. Our attorneys have counseled both newcomers and veterans of the film industry through all stages of film financing, production, distribution, and exploitation.

Representative clients include:

  • Actors, directors, and screenwriters
  • Film financiers
  • Film producers
  • Film production companies
  • Film studios
  • Film exhibitors

Practice Category

  • Production counsel for independent feature and documentary films
  • Formation and governance of various film business entities
  • Film financing transactions, including debt and equity financing for film productions
  • Preparation and negotiation of various film industry agreements between actors, directors, screenwriters, producers, composers, music supervisors, film crews, managers, talent agents, distributors, and exhibitors
  • Pre-publication review of independent feature and documentary films
  • Litigation involving film rights issues
  • Protection, enforcement, management, and exploitation of film and ancillary rights

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