How Esports Contracts Exploit Players

The increasing popularity of competitive video games has created a global Esports industry that in 2021 had an audience size of 474 million viewers and generated $1.6 billion. While the industry is generating billions off its’ tournaments and providing long term investments and sponsorship opportunities for brands, game publishers, and even private equity firms, many…

Sports Jersey Patch Sponsorship Deals on the Rise

Brand sponsorship deals, including sports jersey sponsorships have become increasingly common in professional sports. Jersey sponsorships are when a company pays substantial amounts to advertise their logo on an athlete’s jersey. These corporate sponsorships represent some of the most profitable deals in the sports industry today, working to generate revenue for the team while offering…

Room for Start-ups in the Streaming Service Market

Frndly TV, an internet-TV streaming service, founded two years ago by former Dish Network executives, has announced a multi-year distribution deal to bring A+E Networks’ portfolio of brands to Frndly’s subscribers. The multi-year distribution agreement between A&E Networks and Frndly TV will offer Frndly TV’s more than 500,000 subscribers’ access to thirty live TV channels…

WGA Vote Approves “Additional Literary Material” Screen Credit

To highlight the work of all writers employed on movie projects, members of the Writers Guild of America recently approved the establishment of an “Additional Literary Material” screen credit for feature films. Acknowledging the Work of All Writers Starting Jan. 1, 2022, the WGA can offer an “Additional Literary Credit” to writers during the credit-determination…

SAG-AFTRA & Music Industry Fighting Antiquated State Law Regarding Artists’ Personal Service Contracts by Encouraging Support for FAIR Act Legislation

In our last blog post, “Streaming Has Created a Showrunner Problem,” we discussed how the streaming of motion picture content and the binge-watching model of dropping all series episodes at once has not only changed the way Hollywood writers typically create.  It has also negatively impacted other workers in the entertainment and media industries. Among…