How to Structure NFT Agreements

The recent lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court by G2 Esports against NFT developer Bondly should serve as a warning to IP content owners and creators considering working with an NFT developer/sales agent. To avoid major disagreements and fully protect themselves, IP content owners/creators need a lawyer with experience in documenting and negotiating…

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…

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…

Top 5 Items Creators and Influencers Should Be Aware of Before Signing with Management

How to handle your management relationship in an area with few formal rules and standards. Influencers have been disrupting the online advertising world for several years now, challenging traditional advertising methods and creatively leveraging their popularity for brand promotions. Since 2019 the influencer social media advertising space has skyrocketed, benefitting many influencers, but also allowing…