and Sports Law
Devry Smith Frank LLP is composed of Entertainment law and Sports law lawyers who possess a unique mixture of artistic and business experiences. Our lawyers draw upon their experiences to dedicate their support towards the Entertainment, Media and Sports communities. We find pleasure in providing clients with the support required to navigate through the legal intricacies of these evolving industries while we enjoy the product of their works. Our multidisciplinary approach allows our clients to benefit from the firm’s other specialty groups such as: corporate, immigration, tax, financing, labour and employment, intellectual property, litigation and mediation.
Devry, Smith Frank LLP provides the following services to the Entertainment Law, Media and Sports Law:
- Advise upon rights acquisition, rights management, performers’ rights, neighboring rights, moral rights, advising as to script options and purchases, defamation matters, anti-trust, broadcasting, web-casting and data casting rights and regulations, media rights and medium conversion, enforcement of intellectual property rights, conducting intellectual property due diligence, taxation issues, insurance and liability, matters related to co-authorship and rights acquisition, rights management, incorporation of third party works, creation of derivative works, translated works and adaptations and royalty distribution through groups such as SOCAN.
- Negotiating and drafting artist agreements, actors’ employment and/or contractor agreements and reviewing collective bargaining agreements such as ACTRA, SAG and the AEA, negotiating and drafting athlete agreements and reviewing collective bargaining agreements for athletic organizations, drafting and reviewing financing agreements, negotiating and drafting directors’, producers’ and crew employment and/or contractor agreements, negotiating and drafting internet and non-internet based distribution agreements, negotiating and drafting performance agreements, touring agreements, recording agreements, licensing agreements, promotion agreements, agency and management agreements, director agreements, production agreements, advertising agreements, and leasing agreements, negotiating and drafting confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, publishing agreements, including online and electronic publication agreements and agreements for the commissioning of works; for groups, which promote market or hold entertainment or sports events we negotiate and draft lease agreements, supplier agreements, waivers, releases, funding, financing agreements, sponsorship agreements and artist riders.
We will be pleased to discuss your entertainment, media and athletic needs.
Our law offices are conveniently located in the Lawrence and Don Mills area and have plenty of free parking. For further information or assistance regarding entertainment law or sports law, please contact one of our entertainment lawyers listed on the left by clicking on their name.