Singhania & Co

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Media And Entertainment

Media And Entertainment

Our practice area in advertising, media and entertainment industry includes advising and negotiating for development of contents including acquisition of pre-existing copyright works, books, plays etc. We advise on licensing and distribution of music content, negotiating for production of original content, advising advertisement companies on sale of their business to global multinational, negotiating on behalf of authors for book publishing and IP rights management.

Our dedicated team assists in strategizing policies for our clients operation both in India and abroad considering relevant publication, intellectual property, taxation, broadcasting and other additional laws and regulations prevailing. Our practice group has experience across motion pictures, television, talent and celebrity managements, brand endorsements, music, internet and digital media, publishing, outdoor advertising, social media advertising, and public relations, amongst others.

SCOPE OF WORK-
  • Drafting and Vetting Agreements- Our firm negotiates and drafts all sorts of agreements for film and television industry ranging from co-production agreements, talent agreements, film financing agreements, satellite broadcasting, internet streaming, endorsement deals, co-branding agreements and distribution agreements etc.
  • Representation- The firm has successfully represented several international and Indian clients in negotiations, litigation, arbitration and drawing up settlements, including advising and taking action on behalf of film production company regarding their copyright disputes, international event management company with respect to infringement of their intellectual property rights and passing off.
  • Due Diligence- We have special focus on drafting detailed review reports, evaluating risks, liabilities and opportunities involved in our client's business with respect to issues relating to ownership of rights, regulatory compliances and tax.
  • Internet and Digital Media- Our practice includes advising and negotiating the production of original content by the global video service platforms and licensing and distribution of content through digital platform.
  • Regulatory Compliances- We have advised several television and radio channel companies with respect to regulatory filings and compliances in India and negotiated on behalf of our clients under laws governing this sector.
  • Talent Agreements- We have advised artists on drafting and negotiating their agreements with the production houses, talent management agencies etc. The team has also assisted celebrity and talent management companies in drafting and negotiating several endorsements and deals with actors and sports personalities.