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Los Angeles Entertainment Attorney


Representing Clients throughout Los Angeles, the United States, and 22+ Countries Worldwide

Based out of the heart of Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world, NSAHLAI LAW FIRM Legal Counsel is a Los Angeles Entertainment Attorney that has represented numerous individuals and businesses involved with the entertainment industry, whether involving Music, TV, Film, Visual Arts, Fashion, Photography, Literary / Publishing, Digital Media, talent/artist side, company, technical talent, producers, studios, distributors, manufacturers, support teams, or others. Searching for the right entertainment attorney to represent you can be a difficult decision. NSAHLAI LAW FIRM Legal Counsel provides full-service entertainment law firm support for entertainment clients in California and from around the world.

Who We Represent

NSAHLAI LAW FIRM represents numerous types of clients involved in and connected with the film and television industry, whether consisting of the studio/company side, producers and production companies, as well as talent. Our clients include but are not limited to the following:

  • Talent, Creatives, and Influencers
  • Bands, Songwriters, Music Groups
  • Television / Film Clients
  • Musicians
  • Music Industry clients
  • Directors
  • Fashion Clients
  • Post-production companies
  • Art Clients
  • Screenwriters
  • Actors/actresses
  • Television writers
  • Independent studios
  • Television producers
  • Producers and Production Companies
Types of Entertainment Businesses we Represent

NSAHLAI LAW FIRM Legal Counsel can assist your entertainment businesses in full-service legal representations that span multiple practice areas for comprehensive legal coverage:

  • Entertainment Business Law
  • Business Tax Law
  • Formations & Dissolutions
  • Contracts & Transactions
  • Talent Agencies
  • Casting Agencies
  • Managers and Management
  • Production Companies
  • Post-Production Companies
  • Publishers and Co-Publishers
  • Public Relations
  • Independent Record Labels
  • Entertainment Services
  • Entertainment Businesses
Film & Television Practice Areas

We represent clients involved with the Film & Television industry with a variety of legal matters. Whether it involves contract negotiations, entity formation, compliance with California laws and regulations, licensing, copyright/trademark matters, consulting, strategic advice, or production issues, NSAHLAI LAW FIRM offers entertainers connected to the film & television industry high-quality legal representation spanning multiple legal fields.

Film and TV Businesses

NSAHLAI LAW FIRM helps Film and Television business form, run, and operate in compliance with California’s laws, rules, and regulations:

  • Business entity setup and formation
  • Legal compliance
  • C Corporations
  • S Corporations
  • LLCs
  • DBAs
  • Entertainment loan-out companies
  • Licensing and Permits
  • Production vehicles
  • Investment vehicles
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Film Tax Credit Issues
  • Film and TV businesses
  • Film and TV business contracts
  • Partnerships and ventures
  • Celebrity/Influencer ventures
Music Industry Practice Areas
Music Industry

NSAHLAI LAW FIRM represents Film and TV professionals in their involvement with Film/TV ventures, across multiple practice areas:

  • 360 Deals
  • Artist Development Contracts
  • Artist-Producer Transactions
  • Artist-Record Label Transactions
  • Band Formations
  • Band Disputes
  • Band Management Disputes
  • Composition Rights
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Licensing Agreements
  • Live Performance Agreements
  • Manager Agreements
  • Merchandising
  • Music Royalties Disputes
  • Recording Contracts
  • Recording Agreements
  • Royalties Accounting
  • Trademark Infringement
Entertainment Contracts Practice Areas
Writers and Talent

NSAHLAI LAW FIRM Legal Counsel serves the entertainment industry, including entertainment talent, creative professionals, and influencers across multiple medium, including film, television, music, new media, mobile apps, radio, online, and numerous others:

  • Actor/actress agreements
  • Screenwriters
  • Screenwriting agreements
  • Screenplay commissions
  • Filmmaking agreements
  • Producer agreements
  • Producer compensation
  • Director agreements
  • Director compensation
  • Cast agreements
  • Talent agreements
  • Option/purchase agreements
  • Life rights agreements
  • Rewriting agreements
  • Creative consultant agreements
Financing and Investments

NSAHLAI LAW FIRM assists entertainment producers, and production companies with investment and financing issues arising out of the production process

  • Loanouts and Entertainment Businesses
  • Production LLCs
  • Entertainment investment agreements
  • Entertainment production Financing
  • Investor pools
  • Entertainment Investments
  • Residual/participation agreements
  • Back-end compensation agreements
  • Production investment agreements
  • Producer participation agreements
  • Participation agreements
  • Sales financing
  • Distribution financing
Intellectual Property & Licensing

NSAHLAI LAW FIRM assists entertainment clients with a wide variety of intellectual property and licensing matters, ranging across copyright, trademark, trade secret, licensing, confidentiality, and related matters:

  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Copyrights
  • Copyright Assignments
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Content-Licensing Agreements
  • Intellectual Property Assignment
  • Licensing Contracts
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Licensing Contracts
  • Video Synchronizations
  • Film Clip Licensing
  • Trademarks
  • Trademark Disputes
  • Trademark Infringement
  • Trademark Registrations
Disputes, Lawsuits, and Litigation

NSAHLAI LAW FIRM represents clients in entertainment matters in a wide range of disputes, lawsuits, and litigation, ranging multiple practice areas:

  • Participation/residual accounting'
  • Accounting disputes'
  • Intellectual property disputes'
  • Contract disputes'
  • Infringement
  • Breaches of contract
  • Film investment fraud
  • TV/Film financial mismanagement
  • Non-disclosure agreement breaches
  • Unfair competition
  • Invasions of privacy
  • Non-payment of debts or money for services rendered
Unions and Guilds

NSAHLAI LAW FIRM advises clients on a variety of union and guild issues, including compliance, contract negotiations, disputes, and regulatory matters:

  • American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (IATSE)(AFTRA)
  • Directors Guild of America (DGA)
  • International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
  • Motion Picture Directors Association
  • Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
  • Writers Guild of America (WGA)
  • Producers Guild of America (PGA)
  • Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP)
  • International Cinematographers Guild
  • Motion Picture Editors Guild (MPEG)
  • Animation Guild
  • Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE)
What Does an Entertainment Lawyer Do?

Entertainment lawyers can help negotiate deals and opportunities for you, and represent you if you have a dispute involving an entertainment matter. They can assist with:

  • Reviewing contracts
  • Negotiating terms of a deal, arrangement, opportunity, or contract
  • Helping you deal with intellectual property issues, licensing, sampling, and other creative expressions
  • Investigating your rights to royalties and making sure you are getting paid the royalties you are due
  • Helping you with public relations issues, image- or reputation-management, and working with your team to help take your brand to the next level
  • Dealing with a lawsuit, dispute, or other legal matter involving others

If you are involved in any type of entertainment matter and need legal advice, contact NSAHLAI LAW FIRM Legal Counsel.

How Much Does it Cost to Hire an Entertainment Attorney?

Many clients wonder how expensive it will be and how these are charged when hiring an entertainment attorney. The answer often depends on the type of the project. For example, if your matter involves a contract review, usually, we can give you a budget and flat fee quote, once we are able to see the contract. In some cases, clients ask us to review agreements they have been presented with, or prepare an agreement they need to present another party with, and we can usually do so for a flat fee. We offer flat fees to make hiring an entertainment attorney more affordable. The typical fees for an entertainment attorney are hourly; however, in our experience, there are a variety of projects that can typically be budgeted and billed on a flat fee basis. We work with clients to make the hiring of an entertainment attorney as affordable as possible.

Some of our flat fee services included the following:

  • Contract reviews
  • Contract revisions
  • Music agreements
    • Independent record label agreements
    • Artist-Producer agreements
    • Studio agreements
    • Producer-Record label agreements
    • 360 agreements
    • Numerous others
  • Film agreements
    • Screenplay option/purchase agreements
    • Production collaboration agreements
    • Screenplay commission agreements
    • Investment agreements
    • Financing agreements
    • Numerous others
  • Entertainment loan-out company formations
  • Visual Arts Agreements
  • Intellectual property
    • Trademarks
    • Copyrights

and numerous others.

When Should I Hire an Entertainment Attorney?

One of the biggest mistakes many entertainers make during the course of their entertainment careers is not getting legal help soon enough. Many aspiring authors, musicians, actors, producers, models, bands, and others often make the error of relying on their managers or agents to pair them up with a lawyer. This can often lead to disastrous consequences, with the entertainer receiving very little independent legal advice by a lawyer who is actually looking out for their best interests.

If you are an actor/actress, model, singer/songwriter, artist, a musician, band, photographer, scriptwriter, producer, filmmaker, or are writing, producing books, movies, songs, or anything else, you should get an entertainment lawyer to make sure: 1) you are on equal bargaining terms with a much larger agency, label, production company, or studio; 2) that you understand what you are signing; and 3) get credit and compensation that you deserve. A Los Angeles entertainment attorney can help you accomplish these tasks.

How Long Will my Project Take to Complete?

Generally, we fulfill client orders for services on projects within 1 to 2 days. Obviously, it will depend on the exact nature of what you need. We suggest that you start by contacting us to tell us more about your project, and during the consultation, we will let you know what the estimated time frame will be, once we have more information from you. Most clients have their orders for services fulfilled within 1 to 2 days. If it will take longer than this timeframe, we will let you know.

How to Request a Flat Fee Quote?

The best way to request a flat fee quote for your project is to email us with what you need and, if it involves reviewing an agreement, a copy of your agreement. We will usually respond within 24 hours and provide you with the flat fee quote. Or, you can use the attached link to our form to Request a Consultation.

There is no charge for budgeting. If you would like to go forward with our firm after receiving the quote, then we would love to work with you.

Where We Stand

The Nsahlai Law Firm was born out of a desire to meet clients' needs with a level of expertise, integrity, commitment, and success that creates an invaluable attorney-client relationship, as well as utilize the latest technologies and case management applications.....

Who We Serve

Talent, Creatives, and Influencers
Television / Film Clients
Music Industry clients
Fashion Clients

What We Bring

Trust, experience, and personal attention are what we bring to every one of our clients......
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