We represent several major Hollywood studios and has served as production counsel on many significant theatrical, made for television, and home video releases. We also represent independent production companies, film financiers, and several distributors as well as many individual producers, actors, directors, writers, and other performers in feature film, television, and radio. The Firm has extensive experience in handling all legal and business aspects of film making (including film financing, union and guild collective bargaining agreements, rights issues, and distribution arrangements).
Broadcast & Cable Television
Schroder Brooks, PLC works with clients in episodic television and unscripted (aka “reality”) television formats. Our attorneys have also represented clients in connection with many network and cable television programs and overall production deals with cable networks such as HBO, Showtime, Discovery, A&E, and COURT TV.
Schroder Brooks has extensive experience in the business and legal aspects of live performances and productions, including work on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regional productions as well as live entertainment for theme parks. The Firm also represents several regional and local theater playhouses and has a particularly extensive background in the business of live theater.
Theatre & Live Stage
Schroder Brooks’ attorneys have handled personal endorsements, merchandising and product placement deals for entertainment industry professionals, eye-wear designers and sports figures, working with such companies as Sony Consumer Products, Max Factor, Sunglass Hut and Qantas. Additionally, we founded and represented one of the leading public speaker forums in the United States and provided counsel related to public appearances for many of its major celebrities.
Personal Appearance & Endorsements
Schroder Brooks represents multimedia and Internet content providers around the country. Representative clients in this area include two large, privately held software companies involved in CD-ROM production, distribution, and licensing. During the Dot-Com boom, our attorneys also represented one of the major entertainment-related content providers, as well as several individual Internet filmmakers and artists.
Multimedia & Internet
Many entertainment law firms serve their clients in production and distribution capacities but do not provide the full service of advising clients on entertainment finance matters. Schroder Brooks’ attorneys advise clients on every aspect of financing in the entertainment industry including motion pictures, television, music and other content production. Schroder Brooks attorneys have extensive experience with various equity and debt structures in the entertainment industry.
Our attorneys advise and handle entertainment finance matters such as:
Slate financing transactions
Multi-distributor split-rights financings and gap financings
Negative pick-up transactions
Co-financing and international co-productions and local international productions
“Soft money” tax incentive programs throughout the United States and in international jurisdictions