IT'S SHOW BUSINESS – You manage the “show” and we will manage the “business.” California entertainment attorney.
Our firm can help you launch and grow your entertainment career or entertainment related business. We can help you incorporate, protect your intellectual property (copyright, trademark and trade secrets), and help you with contracts and syndication. This page shows the general types of entertainment law matter we may be able to assist both companies and individuals with. For more information, call us listed above. We look forward to working with your band, artists, podcasters, bloggers, TV show personalities, reality TV stars, and other social media superstars.
Legal services we offer
We can help models, actors, actresses, comedians, musicians, artists, entertainers, producers, authors, film-makers, songwriters, bands, athletes and entertainment businesses with legal services in the following areas:
- Twitch disputes
- Contract review
- Contract negotiation / representation
- Flash mob legal issues
- Idea submission
- Modeling contracts
- Non-disclosure agreements
- Royalty agreements
- Baseball representation (Attorney Steve is a former professional baseball player)
- Distribution agreements
- Copyright protection
- Copyright licensing
- Corporate trademarks
- Trademark of nicknames
- Podcast law
- Reality television contracts
- Right of publicity cases
- Youtube disputes
- Facebook disputes
- Reality TV disputes
- Twitter disputes
- Yelp disputes
- Crowdfunding law (film financing agreements)
- Internet defamation
- Location releases / permitting
We can also handle arbitration, mediation, and litigation cases involving:
- soundtrack producers suing their distributors
- former trademark owners being sued by their trademark buyers
- joint copyright owners being sued by their co-owners
- recording artists being sued by their bandmates
- recording artists being sued by their bandmates
- recording artists being sued by their record labels
- music publishers being sued by their songwriters
- copyright and trademark litigation.
If you are an actor, model, musician, actress, filmmaker, reality TV show star or other talent, and contemplating signing an agency agreement, make sure you have your contract reviewed so you know what you are agreeing to.
In many contracts there will be a phrase that says "you agree you have had the right to have legal counsel to review this contract." This clause is there, basically, so you don't try to complain later that you did not know what you are signing. We offer a low flat rate fee for $495 (for contracts less than 5 pages), and we can review and advise you on what you are signing, and make recommendations for contractual terms and clauses that would benefit you. We have seen so many poorly written agreements, so before you LOCK YOURSELF into a 1-3 year exclusive agency agreement, have us review your proposed agreement. Call us at (877) 276-5084.
Attorney Steve Glory Days (Fun Fact)
Click here for Attorney Steve's “Running of the Bulls” story. This is as far as I made it as an actor and comedian, but I MASTERED the law and I can help YOU with your CAREER!!!
Flash Mob Lawyer – Potential Legal Issues
Legal issue to watch out for.
VIDEO: Watch this entertainment law video by Attorney Steve who explains some of the big item legal issues to bear in mind if your comedy troup, club, or organization is planning a flash mob. Call us to go over the legal issues that could pop up. Make sure to SUBSCRIBE to our popular LEGAL YOUTUBE CHANNEL for free legal updates by clicking on the Red “V” for VICTORY!!! As we like to say “be smarter than your friends.”
Click here to learn more about Attorney Steve®.
Steve Vondran, Esq. is a music enthusiast and guitar player who specializes in copyright and intellectual property law with offices in San Francisco, Phoenix San Diego, and Newport Beach. He is the founder and CEO of the Copyright Policy Institute, a Washington D.C. based copyright advocacy group and think tank! Our firm advises YouTube channel pioneers regarding their use of music and other copyrighted content in their commercials, films, video games, podcasts and television shows. We also advise attorneys, video production companies, entertainment companies and musicians, on copyright legal issues arising from electronic technology, including fair use, digital sampling, music licensing, and streaming video. Our popular legal Youtube channel has over 41,000 subscribers and is approaching FIVE MILLION video views.
Contact a California Entertainment Lawyer
We are passionate about entertainment law. If you are in need of a sports or entertainment lawyer to assist you contact us at (877) 276-5084. We offer LOW FLAT RATE LEGAL FEES for many of our projects. Some cases in handling athletes and talent, we may be able to work on a contingency (percentage basis) Contact us for more details. Attorney Steve Vondran was a former professional baseball player.