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Drafting Entertainment Contracts

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In the entertainment world, everything moves quickly, and just a short delay can mean the ruination of an entire enterprise. People are always looking for that next big thing after all. In order to speed processes up, people often toss around business contracts and sign them without a second glance. This, however, is a step that should not be brushed aside, as one error in a contract can have a major negative impact.

The wise choice is to retain the services of a professional to oversee the creation – or drafting – of any contracts you will have to manage. I am fully prepared to help you deal with any form and any number of entertainment contracts.

For more than 35 years, I have been helping all sorts of “Hollywood types” with entertainment deals, including:

  • Actors
  • Screenwriters
  • Songwriters
  • Entertainers
  • Musicians
  • Production companies

When you need professional representation in the world of entertainment, call Call.

Considerations When Drafting An Entertainment Contract

Even though entertainment contracts are fundamentally similar to any other form of business contract, they seem to spark more controversy and disputes than the rest. This could be due to the fact that people’s careers and future reputations are almost always on the line. One mistake or intentional act of deceit written into a contract draft could be devastating to you if it goes unchecked.

Consider the following basics when drafting your entertainment contract:

  1. Legality: Is everyone involved legally allowed to fulfill their participation requirements? It seems obvious but this is frequently an issue.
  2. Considerations: What service are you offering and in exchange for what other service or fee? Considerations – or the items being exchanged – are fundamental to all contracts.
  3. Confidentiality: Are what you and your partners dealing with confidential? If so, do not overlook the importance of a confidentiality clause.
  4. Dispute resolutions: In case a breach of contract occurs, add language that explicitly describes what should be done by both parties.

There are, of course, more considerations that need to be addressed when drafting your entertainment contract. To discover them all and determine how they should be fulfilled, start working with a business litigation lawyer as soon as possible.

Contact A Houston Entertainment Law Attorney

It is not uncommon for even seasoned business executives to be thrown off by the complications that are unique to entertainment contracts. When you let me, a respected Houston entertainment law attorney, handle your case, all the stress and unknowns involved will be lifted off your plate of responsibility, and you can focus on other matters of importance.

Fill out an online case evaluation form today to start working with a team with more than 35 years of experience!