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

Samuel S. Allen

Partner, San Angelo

Stacy Allen

Partner, Austin

Thad H. Armstrong

Partner, Houston

Charles L. Babcock

Partner, Houston

Jennifer A. Bryant

Senior Counsel, Houston

Carl C. Butzer

Partner, Dallas

Lenora DuBose

Partner, Austin

Jeffrey R. Harder

Partner, Houston

Robert P. Latham

Partner, Dallas

Wayne F. Malecha

Partner, Dallas

Taylor McDowell

Associate, Austin

Mark H. Miller

Partner, San Antonio

Brian K. Prewitt

Partner, Austin

Kate L. Young

Associate, Austin
  • 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