Our advice in the area of film and entertainment represents a traditional focal point of our firm’s consulting services, which have enjoyed international renown for many years. Each of our locations in Berlin, Frankfurt/Main and Munich, offers the services of several attorneys, active in the areas of film, TV and video production: from script development to production, with special emphasis on international co-production; financing, including film subsidy laws, to subsequent licensing and worldwide sale and distribution. The negotiation and drafting of option and literary purchase agreements, financing contracts and completion guarantees, co-production, producer and production services agreements, employment contracts with film employees, technical crew, directors and acting talent, as well as license, sales and distribution agreements, are at the heart of our activity.
We count many well-known domestic, European and American production, recording and distribution companies among our clients, including some US majors, as well as a number of film and media funds. We also represent publishers, well-known authors, actors, directors and agencies. Our clients also profit from the additional advantage of our broad international network and the great experience of some of our partners’ previous activity as corporate counsel in large media concerns.