Entertainment & Media Law

The entertainment attorneys at Weintraub Tobin represent individuals and companies in all aspects of the entertainment and media industries. Areas of emphasis include:

  • Film
  • Television
  • Publishing
  • Music
  • Theater
  • Sponsorship, Branding & Endorsements
  • Entertainment Finance
  • Production Counsel Services
  • Business & Legal Affairs Services
  • Streaming Platforms
  • Video Games
  • Social Media
  • Esports
  • Virtual Reality
  • Podcasts
  • Licensing & Merchandising
  • Touring
  • Animation

Webinar: Comic Book Law 101 – The Ins-and-Outs of The Comic Book Industry

On September 8, Weintraub Shareholder Matt Sugarman will present as part of the American Bar Association webinar Comic Book Law 101. This panel will explore the comic book industry, its place in greater pop culture, and the key legal issues attorneys practicing in this area should know. Topics covered will include…

  • When: Sep 8, 2021
  • Where: Webinar

Upcoming LAVA DMG Event: A Conversation with Ethan Applen

Join us July 23!Weintraub Tobin and LAVA Digital Media Group will host a conversation with Ethan Applen, the executive director of Media Camp, a Turner/Warner Brothers Initiative, on Tuesday, July 23th. The conversation will focus on the opportunities and challenges with owning a startup company and will include a demo…

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“What’s Ahead for Digital Media in 2013” Panel Discussion

Weintraub Tobin and Moss Adams are co-sponsoring the LAVA Digital Media Group’s panel discussion: “What’s Ahead for Digital Media in 2013” on Tuesday, February 26. Making predictions in digital media can be challenging. At this time last year who even knew what Pinterest was, let alone that it would explode…

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WT Deals: Toast News Network Picked Up by Dear Media

Podcast network Toast News Network, which includes the popular podcast The Morning Toast, will be added to the lineup of shows under Dear Media. The network, founded by WT clients Claudia and Jackie Oshry, features original shows and podcasts from actors and influencers, such as Josh Peck, Lauren Elizabeth, and…

Weintraub Tobin Welcomes Susan Roberts

Weintraub Tobin is pleased to welcome Susan Roberts as an associate in the Firm’s Entertainment and Media practice group, where she focuses on digital media, entertainment, defamation, privacy, and intellectual property.

WT Deals: Disney+ to Create Live-Action Adaptation of ‘Eragon’

Disney+ is set to develop a new live-action series based on the first book, Eragon, of the popular young adult book series The Inheritance Cycle, written by Weintraub client Christopher Paolini. Paolini will co-write and executive produce the series, alongside Bert Salke via Co-Lab 21. The studio will be 20th…

The Briefing: Dr. Seuss Sets Photon Torpedoes on Star Trek Mashup in 9th Circuit Appeal (Part Two, Trademark)

In this week’s episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss the Ninth Circuit Ruling on the trademark aspects of Dr. Seuss “mashups.” They also provide a recap of last week’s episode, which covers the copyright aspects of the case. Watch episode two on the Weintraub Tobin YouTube…

The Briefing – What’s in a Name: Clearing Titles for Film and Television

In this week’s episode, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss the complex process of clearing titles for Film and Television. They cover recent high-stakes litigation around entertainment titles, including Stouffer v. National Geographic Partners LLC,  Jon Astor-White v. Daniel Strong (Empire), and the “Honey Badger” case. View the video conversation…