Entertainment

With low wages, mild climate and favorable tax and economic incentives, the Gulf Coast is experiencing a thriving entertainment industry.

Phelps Dunbar offices are located in many of the states where the entertainment boom is happening, such as Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi and Texas. Our entertainment law team represents motion picture studios, independent filmmakers, production companies, cable television networks, broadcast television stations, online media distributors, record labels, book and magazine publishers, newspapers, advertising agencies and other content providers in a variety of areas. Our lawyers have years of experience working with film, television, music and theater clients.  

We have litigated a number of matters for our entertainment clients, including copyright and trademark infringement, right of publicity and privacy misappropriation, defamation and business disparagement, trade secret violations, breach of contract actions, property disputes, unfair trade practices, fraud, subpoena defense, and prior restraints. The team also represents producers, directors, writers, and performers in a wide variety of legal matters from rights acquisition, financial structuring, contract negotiation, copyright and trademark issues, and distribution.  
 
With close to 270 attorneys firmwide, the entertainment law group can draw upon resources from other practice areas of the firm, including corporate, estate and tax planning, labor and employment, financial services, insurance and commercial litigation that are invaluable to helping our clients in the entertainment industry achieve business success.

Lawyers on the entertainment law team come from diverse entertainment backgrounds and are passionate about advocating on behalf of clients to achieve their creative and business goals