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Overview

Our Clients

Katten provides comprehensive domestic and international representation to the full spectrum of entertainment companies, including motion picture studios, television networks, film and television production and distribution companies, Internet and digital media companies, music companies, online and video game developers and publishers, print and electronic book publishers, animation studios, and technology, media and communications companies. We counsel entertainment industry talent and entrepreneurs in connection with business and personal matters.

Our Services

Katten has built one of the nation's premier, full-service entertainment and media practices, covering both litigation and transactional matters. Our Entertainment and Media team combines extraordinary skill, industry knowledge and a commitment to service as they provide clients with the counsel they need to successfully operate their businesses.

Our transactional attorneys routinely handle entertainment and media matters involving the license, sale and distribution of media rights; acquisitions and dispositions of motion picture and television catalogs; motion picture, television and digital media distribution; production, acquisition and development agreements; and domestic and international licensing and merchandising. We provide full support for a range of transactions that cut across industry lines, from mergers and acquisitions and public and private offerings of debt and equity to film financing, strategic alliances and joint ventures.

When litigation becomes necessary, we represent our clients aggressively and effectively in matters involving intellectual property, contractual and business tort disputes, distribution rights, artist management, and other issues.

Katten's Entertainment and Media attorneys partner with clients from concept to completion, providing cutting-edge, creative solutions to complicated legal problems.

Firm News
Events
February 11, 2017
September 21–23, 2016
MLRC Media Law Conference | Reston, Virginia
October 17, 2015
Right of Publicity Workshop | New Haven, Connecticut
October 17, 2015
April 17, 2015
September 17–19, 2014
October 5, 2013
September 18, 2013
March 9–10, 2012

Recognition

Entertainment Law – Music (Los Angeles), 2012–2017
Media & Entertainment, 2017
Entertainment Law – Music (National), 2016–2017
Media Law (Los Angeles), 2014–2016
Media & Entertainment Transactional (California), 2006–2011, 2013–2016
Media Law (National), 2014–2016
Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television (Los Angeles), 2012–2017
Media & Entertainment Practice Group of the Year Award, 2012–2013
Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television (New York), 2012–2017
Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television (National), 2012–2017
Media & Entertainment Practice Group of the Year Award, 2012–2013
Media & Entertainment Litigation (California), 2013–2017
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Recognition

Entertainment Law – Music (Los Angeles), 2012–2017
Media & Entertainment, 2017
Entertainment Law – Music (National), 2016–2017
Media Law (Los Angeles), 2014–2016
Media & Entertainment Transactional (California), 2006–2011, 2013–2016
Media Law (National), 2014–2016
Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television (Los Angeles), 2012–2017
Media & Entertainment Practice Group of the Year Award, 2012–2013
Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television (New York), 2012–2017
Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television (National), 2012–2017
Media & Entertainment Practice Group of the Year Award, 2012–2013
Media & Entertainment Litigation (California), 2013–2017
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