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
- 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