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Judith M. Sasaki
Judith M. Sasaki

Coleman & Horowitt, LLP

499 West Shaw Avenue
Suite 116
Fresno, CA 93704
United States

Consult With A Proven Fresno Entertainment Lawyer

The proven Fresno entertainment lawyer professionals at the Coleman & Horowitt, LLP law firm are experienced in the effective resolution of entertainment lawsuits as related to the arts as forms of entertainment in California. Fresno entertainment attorney professionals are knowledgeable in all areas of general entertainment law, including but not limited to the music licensing and publishing, artists rights claims and museum law cases in Fresno California. Clients will have the confidence of knowing that the case is being handled by an experienced and knowledgeable Fresno entertainment lawyer.

California entertainment law governs the many facets of the entertainment industry, such as broadcast rights, sports safety issues, sports and recording contracts, as well as certain matters involving copyright and intellectual property law. There are many areas of law which relate to entertainment law, including telecommunications law, sports law, first amendment law, and virtually all facets of intellectual property law.

The personal service agreement is a primary legal instrument in the entertainment industry. This agreement is negotiated between an artist and a company that manufactures, promotes, and distributes the artist’s goods or services. The agreement often binds the artist to produce for one company for a certain period of time. Personal service agreements are often governed by statutes, and are often the subject of litigation because they restrict the rights of artists to perform or create for any entity except the company with whom they have contracted.

Experienced Entertainment Attorney

U.S. copyright law contains provisions specifically directed at the entertainment industry. For example, the songwriter—or the copyright holder, if the songwriter has transferred the song’s copyright or created the song as a work for hire—decides who can first record a song for publication. However, once the song has been recorded and published, the copyright holder may no longer limit who may record the song. If a song’s copyright owner has previously granted permission to someone to record a song or if the songwriter has recorded and commercially released a recording of the song, the copyright holder is required by copyright law to grant a license to anyone else who wants to record that song. This is called a compulsory license. A licensee who records a song under a compulsory license is required to follow strict statutory guidelines for notification of its use and reporting sales and royalties to the copyright holder. The fee for a compulsory license is set by Congress at a few cents per recording manufactured, and is adjusted for inflation every few years.

The advance of technology and digital publishing has expanded traditional entertainment legal issues. For example, the value of digital downloading rights, and how this will become an increasingly important point in recording contracts.

A Fresno entertainment lawyer is professional and knowledgeable in understanding the details, facts, complications, and circumstances that arise in a Fresno entertainment case.

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with Experience Litigating Many Types of Entertainment Claims:

  • Entertainment Contracts
  • Entertainment Finance
  • Liability
  • Artists Rights
  • Fine Arts
  • Interactive Multimedia
  • Music Copyright
  • Theater
  • Video
  • Museum
  • Multimedia
  • Motion Pictures and Television
  • Motion Picture Production and Distribution
  • Music Licensing
  • Music Publishing

Coleman & Horowitt, LLP
The Fresno Entertainment Lawyer Source

The Fresno entertainment attorneys of Coleman & Horowitt, LLP law firm are distinguished by a history of successful entertainment claim recoveries. If you or your organization is involved in an entertainment dispute, please call a Fresno entertainment lawyer with the Coleman & Horowitt, LLP law firm in California.

Coleman & Horowitt, LLP

499 West Shaw Avenue
Suite 116
Fresno, CA 93704
United States

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Coleman & Horowitt, LLP

499 West Shaw Avenue
Suite 116
Fresno, CA 93704
United States

Law Firm Contact: Darryl J. Horowitt

Tel: 559.248.4820

Fax: 559.248.4830



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