Our firm’s entertainment and sports practice is at the foundation of our core strength. Mr.Wroan began the firm as an entertainment law firm, with emphasis in film and television production as well as artist representation in 1996.
Since that time, our firm has served as production counsel on numerous films and television projects and represented clients from across the spectrum including producers, actors, writers and directors. References are available upon request.
The firm is intimately familiar with all the major industry guilds and union rules and regulations including SAG, WGA, DGA, IATSE and Local 399.
The Firm is a proud member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association and Los Angeles Bar Association Entertainment Law sections.
We provide thorough, comprehensive entertainment and sports law representation in the following areas:
- Production Finance including Distribution and Foreign Sales agreements
- Artist and Athlete Representation
- Labor Compliance
- Endorsements and Appearance requests
- Licensing and Merchandising
- Rights Acquisition and Disputes
- Contract Disputes and related Litigation
Advice For Artists and Athletes
Often there are times our clients need more than legal services or advice. The Wroan Law Firm also serves our artist and athlete clients with personal and business management advice. We are capable of providing a full range of services including financial and investment advice, business planning and consultation and even career decisions in his or her profession.
We, as entertainment & sports lawyers in Los Angeles, research the titles of albums on behalf of our clients to make sure there are no copyright infringements and we negotiate contracts as well. These are just two quite logical reasons why people may need an entertainment lawyer. Entertainment lawyers are not only well qualified but they have the experience in the specific features of the law. Our job is to ensure that the rights of artists, the entertainment companies, their unions and the viewing public are protected. Our entertainment & sports lawyers work in many areas that are present in the entertainment industry. This could include the managing of an artist’s career and all their assets. It is all because of the work of entertainment & sports lawyers, that intellectual property rights and copyright infringements are not as bad as they could be.
An actor who needs help negotiating a contract with a film studio or a film company filing cases as a result of pirated films are two examples where the professional services of a lawyer is required in the industry.
Stuntmen Need a Lawyer’s Help
Entertainment & sports lawyers like us also help employees such as those who act in the dangerous role of a stuntman. It is only because of the hard work put in by entertainment lawyers that these workers now have sufficient medical cover, which of course they need because of the job they do.
A Legal Intermediary is Needed in an Impasse
On occasions an impasse may take place and if there are no negotiations with the union the industry could be ruined. This did take place in 2007 when, in the US, the screenwriter’s union went on strike. It was the entertainment & sports lawyer’s job to reach a settlement for the ensuing impasse, in order that public viewers could continue viewing their regular shows.
Celebrity Privacy Needs a Lawyer
Recently, outraged celebrities have been resorting to the courts as a way of protecting their privacy. If you are a celebrity and you feel your privacy has been invaded, you have a right under privacy laws to make the person who breached your privacy accountable. Our entertainment & sports lawyers at the Wroan Law Firm are ready to assist you when the need arises.
The Entertainment Industry Needs Lawyers
People require the services of entertainment & sports lawyers, such as ourselves, so that they are able to offer them legal advice, whether they are individual artists, entertainment companies, or any individual who is employed in various spheres in the industry. The entertainment industry covers a vast area which includes film, theatre, television, radio, music and publishing. Digital entertainment and multimedia like video games also make up the entertainment industry.
It can’t be emphasized enough that entertainment and sports lawyers are vital in today’s society. One of their many tasks is the protection of rights of the multitude of players that are employed in the entertainment industry. This in the end, does not mean protecting employees but also indirectly anyone who listens to music, loves watching films and television, goes to the theater, and takes part in other forms of multi-media entertainment which all make up the industry that we represent.