Entertainment & Media Law

Arizona is quickly becoming a leader in the entertainment and media markets.  Our diverse natural landscapes, business-friendly regulatory environment, and skilled labor force have fueled this growth.  Businesses no longer need to look outside Arizona for top-notch, world-class production services.  Investor interest in capitalizing on these opportunities has resulted in significant infrastructure and resource improvements that will sustain the industry well into the future. Many businesses and entertainment entrepreneurs realize the tremendous local opportunities available in these industries and are taking advantage of them.


Doing business in the entertainment industry requires businesses and individuals to navigate a broad array of laws and regulations.  While intellectual property rights are the cornerstone of the industry, many other legal issues arise during the preparation and execution of new projects.  Careful planning is essential for success and for ensuring stable and predictable revenue streams.  The risk of contract, labor, and vendor disputes can be minimized by consulting with legal counsel early in the process.


Whether your organization is deeply entrenched in the entertainment industry, or you are an artist or new business looking to venture into the industry, Christian Anderson, PLC can help you find pragmatic legal solutions designed to help you succeed.


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Representative Services

Intellectual Property
Entity Formation & Structuring
Employment Law
Labor & Union Disputes
Releases & Waivers
Licensing
Copyright
Trademark
Motion Picture Rights
Music Rights
Royalties
Permitting
Production Agreements
Contract Review & Negotiation
Performance & Venue Contracts
Sports Contracts & Marketing


Production & Advocacy Resources
Arizona Production Association
Tucson Film Office
SAG-AFTRA
SAG-AFTRA, Arizona-Utah Local
Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)
The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers


Government Resources

Arizona Commerce Authority, Office of Film & Digital Media
Arizona Secretary of State, Trade Names and Trademarks
US Copyright Office
US Patent & Trademark Office