SLG Entertainment

In the entertainment industry, safeguarding your rights can be confusing and requires careful preparation, but it is essential for success. From starting a record label, to music agreements and film rights, the attorneys at SLG Sports & Entertainment help our clients capitalize on their talents, products, and services. With experience representing clients in both local and worldwide markets, our attorneys have the knowledge and skill required to protect and enhance your rights as an author, artist, athlete, musician, filmmaker, actor, dancer, producer – anyone involved in the entertainment industry. We passionately represent clients seeking results in the quickest and most economic way possible. We are dedicated to protecting your most valuable assets: the words, images, and ideas that you have produced. Our attorneys take a very hands-on approach in order to provide the personal attention, innovative solutions, flexible terms, and turn-around you deserve. Whether you are new to the industry or looking to jump to a new level of success, our attorneys offer honest and professional representation designed to produce results.

Business

No matter how well you know your industry or how solid your relationships are within it, you should form a business entity in order to minimize the risks associated with performing in today’s litigious business environment. We’ll explain how properly-formed business entities can help protect your personal assets from business-related liabilities associated with the transactions that are vital to success in your industry. We’ll also advise you on the benefit of different business entities for achieving varying career objectives.

Innovation and imagination are two of the most important aspects of our culture. Every day, new ideas are created and developed into successful talents, products, and services. It is important to work with an experienced intellectual property attorney from the beginning of your creative ideas and innovative concepts in order to enhance their future value in the entertainment industry. Our lawyers advise and counsel our clients in the creation, registration, and protection of their intellectual property, titles, copyrights, and trademarks. We will help you determine the best ways to structure, negotiate, and document intellectual property transactions, product and content acquisitions and sales, copyright and trademark licenses, merchandising ventures and opportunities, publishing agreements, advertising, marketing, promotions, and sponsorships. Your intellectual property rights may be your most valuable assets. If you don’t have the proper protections in place, others in the entertainment industry may be skeptical of doing business with you. We will make sure you get the copyright and trademark protections you need, leaving you free to focus on building strong relationships and shopping your talent. We will also defend against any trademark infringements or unauthorized or prohibited use of your works under copyright so that you can maintain control over the products of your creativity and protect the profits resulting from those works.

Music

Song and Album Composition, Recording and Editing

SLG Sports & Entertainment, in partnership with Tree Lady Studios, has composed, recorded and edited thousands of musical compositions, including singles, albums, EPs and LPS. Working with several dozen artists and entertainers have given us an advantage in the industry when working both with local and national artists.

Music Video Directing
Digital Distribution

Record Labels

A lawyer’s advice can be crucial in ensuring that your business entity selection and formation decisions are customized to your current circumstances while maintaining flexibility for future growth. We not only guide entertainers through the formalities of initial business entity formation, but we also continue to advise clients as the business grows. We can help ensure that your business structure continues to protect you when participants change, management challenges increase, and financial opportunities grow more complex. When starting a record label, choosing the most appropriate business entity can be

Tour Management

At SLG Sports & Entertainment we have successfully managed national tours for our talented clients, both as the opening act for several major artists, as well as headlining their own shows. From local venues to major music festivals, our talent agents organize, promote and manage our clients needs, including transportation, lodging, riders, hospitality rooms, and performance length.

Merchandising

Our clients interact with their fans on multiple levels, including selling merchandise. Whether sales occur on the online store or at the shows themselves, SLG Sports & Entertainment connects our clients’ fan base with memorabilia, clothing, posters, CDs and DVDs.

Photo/Video

Talent Management

SLG Sports & Entertainment employs several talent agents who know the right people to get our clients the proper attention, exposure and employment opportunities for their skills, services, ideas and products. Our talent agents negotiate and prepare talent service agreements with actors, directors, producers, screenwriters and photographers in various on-screen campaigns, live-in-studio productions, national and local commercials and print advertisements. Our attorneys have drafted talent agreements for companies to use while employing and filming with both minors and multilingual individuals, as well as negotiated service agreements spanning several countries.

Photo Shoots

The entertainment industry is all about image, and the way our clients are perceived by the general public. Photo shoots can be a great tool for our clients to capitalize on the image they wish to create in the public eye. Whether our clients use if for their album artwork, for a designated charity, or simply to boost their name recognition, photo shoots are a necessary and fun way to accomplish our clients’ goals.

Literature

Authoring Publications

Stories are constantly being told and are evolving as our clients’ careers continue to grow and gain more traction in the entertainment industry. Some of the ways to tell our clients’ stories are through writings, including books, magazines, blogs, newspaper articles, written press releases, and social media messages. When authoring these many different publications, it’s extremely important to release to the public the most appropriate, useful, and at all times, legal information to protect against potential defamation and/or free speech lawsuits. The attorneys at SLG Sports & Entertainment have years of experience in communicating our clients’ messages to the public and can devise a strategy for every type of message delivered, ensuring that our clients are being protected and promoted at the same time.

Copyright and Trademark

Innovation and imagination are two of the most important aspects of our culture. Every day, new ideas are created and developed into successful talents, products, and services. It is important to work with an experienced intellectual property attorney from the beginning of your creative ideas and innovative concepts in order to enhance their future value in the entertainment industry. Our lawyers advise and counsel our clients in the creation, registration, and protection of their intellectual property, titles, copyrights, and trademarks. We will help you determine the best ways to structure, negotiate, and document intellectual property transactions, product and content acquisitions and sales, copyright and trademark licenses, merchandising ventures and opportunities, publishing agreements, advertising, marketing, promotions, and sponsorships. Your intellectual property rights may be your most valuable assets. If you don’t have the proper protections in place, others in the entertainment industry may be skeptical of doing business with you. We will make sure you get the copyright and trademark protections you need, leaving you free to focus on building strong relationships and shopping your talent. We will also defend against any trademark infringements or unauthorized or prohibited use of your works under copyright so that you can maintain control over the products of your creativity and protect the profits resulting from those works.