► Artist and Talent Representation

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Axis represents numerous types of artists and talent, including actors, actresses, artists, bands, composers, designers, models, musicians, singers, songwriters, stylists, technical talent, writers, authors, and numerous more.  Once contacted by an entertainment company or studio, talent must have adequate representation to protect their legal interests – otherwise they find themselves years down the line in very unfavorable contractual terms.  We helps talent and artists get the legal representation the need.

► Who We Represent

Axis represents numerous types of talent and artists. Our clients include but are not limited to the following:

  • Actors/actresses
  • Celebrities
  • Influencers
  • Bands
  • Musicians
  • Child/Teenage Entertainers
  • Filmmakers
  • Producers
  • Fashion models
  • Technical talent

► Types of Entertainment Industries We Serve

Having experience and industry knowledge of the entertainment business is crucial for providing reliable legal advice to talent and artists.  Our clients come from a range of genres spanning multiple fields and areas, including but not limited to the following:

  • Film/Television
  • Music Law
  • Internet / New Media
  • Literary
  • Social media
  • YouTube
  • Fashion
  • Creative Arts

► Entertainment Talent Practice Areas

We represent clients involved with the entertainment  industry with a variety of legal matters. Whether it involves contract negotiations, entity formation, compliance with laws and regulations,  licensing, copyright/trademark matters, consulting, strategic advice, or production issues,  Axis offers entertainers  high-quality legal representation spanning multiple legal fields.

 

Loanouts and Entertainment Businesses

Axis helps entertainers form, run, and operate their loanouts and businesses in compliance with the applicable laws, rules, and regulations:

  • Business entity setup and formation
  • Legal compliance
  • C Corporations
  • S Corporations
  • LLCs
  • DBAs
  • Entertainment loan-out companies
  • Licensing and Permits
  • Production vehicles
  • Investment vehicles
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Tax Issues
  • Film and TV businesses
  • Film and TV business contracts
  • Partnerships and ventures
  • Celebrity/Influencer ventures

 

Contracts and Transactions

Axis represents entertainment professionals and businesses in a wide variety of contracts, negotiations, agreements and transactions:

  • Cast Agreements
  • Collaborator agreements
  • Commission agreements
  • Commercial deals
  • Contract negotiations
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Crew Agreements
  • Day Actor Agreements
  • Endorsement deals
  • Film ventures
  • Film Cast Agreements
  • Distribution agreements
  • Hosting Agreements
  • Joint ventures
  • IP Agreements
  • Licensing
  • Location agreements
  • Model releases
  • Option/purchase agreements
  • Production Counsel
  • Production deals
  • Publicity Contracts
  • Royalties agreements
  • Residual agreements
  • Security Agreements
  • Sound & Light Contracts
  • Studio Contracts
  • Talent/Model Agreements
  • Screenplay agreements
  • Sales agency agreements
  • Writing agreements
  • Work-hire agreements

 

 

Financing and Investments

Axis assists entertainment clients with investment and financing issues arising out of the entertainment production process:

  • Film LLC
  • TV Production LLCs
  • TV and Film investors
  • Film financing
  • TV and Film financing agreements
  • Film bonds and sureties
  • Film investor pools
  • Film investments
  • Residual/participation agreements
  • Back-end compensation agreements
  • Television production investment agreements
  • Producer participation agreements
  • Participation agreements
  • Sales financing
  • Distribution financing

 

Intellectual Property & Licensing

Axis assists entertainment lients with a wide variety of intellectual property and licensing matters, ranging across copyright, trademark, trade secret, licensing, confidentiality, and related matters:

  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Copyrights
  • Copyright Assignments
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Content-Licensing Agreements
  • Intellectual Property Assignment
  • Licensing Contracts
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Licensing Contracts
  • Video Synchronizations
  • Film Clip Licensing
  • Trademarks
  • Trademark Disputes
  • Trademark Infringement
  • Trademark Registrations

 

Disputes, Lawsuits, and Litigation

Axis represents clients matters in a wide range of disputes, lawsuits, and litigation, ranging multiple practice areas:

  • Participation/residual accounting
  • Accounting disputes
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Contract disputes
  • Infringement
  • Breaches of contract
  • Film investment fraud
  • TV/Film financial mismanagement
  • Non-disclosure agreement breaches
  • Unfair competition
  • Invasions of privacy
  • Non-payment of debts or money for services rendered

 

Unions and Guilds

Axis advises clients on a variety of union and guild issues, including compliance, contract negotiations, disputes, and regulatory matters. There are a variety of unions/guilds that may be relevant to entertainers in the entertainment industry, as follows:

  • American Federation of Television and Radio Artists  (IATSE)(AFTRA)
  • Directors Guild of America (DGA)
  • International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
  •  Motion Picture Directors Association
  • Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
  • Writers Guild of America (WGA)
  • Producers Guild of America (PGA)
  • Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP)
  •  International Cinematographers Guild
  • Motion Picture Editors Guild (MPEG)
  • Animation Guild
  • Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE)

Our Recent Projects

We counsel entertainment clients
in nearly every practice area.

We have represented a variety of entertainment clients in numerous industries across multiple disciplines and practice matters. Here are some of the highlights.

► Our Latest Charitable Giving Projects

Did you know that our clients’ legal dollars are hard at work giving back to the community? Axis is a significant donor and supporter of a multitude of charitable giving projects in the community as well as nationwide, donating a portion of legal fees to a variety of underserved needs and causes. Check out at our latest charitable giving projects below, and know that in supporting Axis, you are helping us improve hundreds of lives.