Entertainment, Media and Sports

Attorneys in Barnes & Thornburg LLP's Entertainment, Media and Sports Practice Group have a thorough understanding of the business, financing, distribution and licensing needs of the film, television, music, technology, gaming and sports industries.

We know these industries inside and out – and take a leading role in helping our clients reach their goals and objectives. Attorneys in the group represent motion picture producers and distributors, serve as outside general counsel for musicians and entertainers, and negotiate significant marketing and promotional agreements. We also have experience representing a variety of sports industry individuals and entities, including professional and amateur athletes, sports agents, coaches, league and team executives, professional teams and universities, sports and marketing agencies and related companies.

We handle transactional and contractual matters; advertising, branding and sponsorship deals; finance, merger and acquisition strategies; licensing, distribution and patent issues; and production, distribution and intellectual property matters. In addition, our attorneys have experience with the multifaceted litigation, arbitration and labor and employment issues that individuals and companies in these industries face. We advise clients on compliance with entertainment industry guild and union agreements, as well as with California’s numerous employment laws. We have years of experience representing high-profile professional athletes in matters covered by national media.

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