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Visalia Entertainment Lawyer

Judith M. Sasaki
Judith M. Sasaki
jsasaki@ch-law.com

Coleman & Horowitt, LLP

2330 West Main Street
Visalia, CA 93291
United States

Consult With A Proven Visalia Entertainment Lawyer

The proven Visalia entertainment lawyers at Coleman & Horowitt, LLP are experienced in the effective resolution of entertainment lawsuits as related to the arts as forms of entertainment in California. Visalia entertainment attorneys 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 Visalia, California. Clients will have the confidence of knowing that their case is being handled by an experienced and knowledgeable Visalia entertainment lawyer.

The Visalia entertainment attorneys have experience representing clients in entertainment law matters involving:

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

Experienced Visalia Entertainment Attorney

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.

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.

Trusted Visalia Entertainment Law Firm

The Visalia entertainment attorneys at Coleman & Horowitt, LLP are distinguished by a history of successful entertainment claim recoveries. For experienced representation in an entertainment law matter, contact the Visalia entertainment lawyers at Coleman & Horowitt, LLP in California.

Coleman & Horowitt, LLP

2330 West Main Street
Visalia, CA 93291
United States

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Coleman & Horowitt, LLP

2330 West Main Street
Visalia, CA 93291
United States

Law Firm Contact: Darryl J. Horowitt

Tel: 310.286.0233

Fax: 310.203.3870

Email: dhorowitt@ch-law.com

Website: ch-law.com

Member Since: 2010

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