Entertainment Litigation

Weintraub litigators assist clients in a broad range of entertainment and media matters, including aspects of intellectual property as well as disputes arising from the intricate agreements and contracts that underlie every facet of the entertainment business. As the Industry is transformed by a shifting landscape of technologies, financing sources, distribution systems, and other disruptors, legal disputes have increased in both number and complexity. Sectors such as gaming, social media, and esports have become part of the media mainstream and entertainment disputes can involve multiple geographies around the world. Weintraub attorneys represent clients at the forefront of these changes and provide legal representation that is likewise at the forefront of its field.

Our attorneys have assisted clients with film and television distribution agreements, profit participation, and claims of interest or entitlement. We have handled intellectual property issues such as Right of Privacy, defamation, trademark compliance, and copyright issues, including chain of title.  Weintraub attorneys have handled matters related to reporting issues under guild or union contracts, well as labor and employment disputes. Our entertainment attorneys and litigators are able to consult with Weintraub attorneys in other practices such as Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Corporate, Tax, and Finance to bring their expertise to bear on behalf of our clients.

Although many entertainment disputes are resolved through arbitration, Weintraub trial lawyers are prepared to take litigation to court if that becomes the most viable option to secure a positive outcome for our clients.