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Potential for Millions in Tax Credits for The Showbiz Capital of the World

The California state legislature is determined to boost the construction of new soundstages in Hollywood, increasing the number of productions filmed there and ultimately creating more jobs.  A new bill was recently announced that stands to gift the film and TV tax credit program an extra $330 million. The credit would allocate $180m over two…

State Laws Supporting Student Athletes on Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) Deals

While all Americans have the right to sell or license the rights to their NIL, college athletes forfeited this entitlement as part of the terms of signing scholarship contracts. However, this will no longer be the case. For college athletes, receiving compensation for the use of their Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) is currently a…

3 Changes in E-commerce Benefitting Influencers and Creators

Social media influencers and creatives have learned to monetize their fame and new changes are increasing revenues across the board. As an attorney for social media influencers, I’ve had a bird’s eye view of the rise of social commerce and the methods, integrations, and contracts that make it profitable for my clients. Influencers that use…

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…

Protecting Your Prior Works When Signing Employment Offer Letters and Agreements

I’m often contacted by producers, writers, software designers/engineers and other creative professionals concerned about the provisions of a media or IP company’s employment agreement they are considering.  Typically the company’s proposed employment offer letter or agreement and attached standard terms will aggressively provide that the company owns all of your creative work without making any…

NFT Tips for Content Owners and Brands

Here are some key points to keep in mind if you are approached by a blockchain developer to license your content for NFT (non-fungible token) creation and sale. Scope of NFT Licensed Rights If you only want to license your content for purposes of NFT creation, it’s critical that the scope of the license agreement…

Disney Uses ‘Home Video’ Loophole to Keep 80% of Streaming Revenue

Did you know that, behind the scenes, Disney and its stars have been battling it out over streaming revenue for the past few years? Through a very convenient loophole, Disney has been keeping 80% of the revenue earned from older shows that it now distributes on streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. How…

The Top 5 Skills to Look for In Hiring an Influencer Manager

Influencer Management is fairly new in the entertainment world, but it’s a profession that is becoming increasingly vital for building a successful brand online. Influencer Managers are in high demand, which means more and more up-and-coming marketing and PR professionals are looking to steer their careers in this direction. If you’ve recently begun searching for…

Recording Artists vs Big-Name Labels: the Tables are Finally Turning

Historically, record labels and the recording artists they partner with have operated under an exploitative business model, one that has been known to deplete the revenues artists generate from their music and increase the shares drawn by the record labels. The imbalance in the relationship extends across multiple pressure points, from unnecessary but long-standing industry…

Influencers: Engaging with Brands Can help you Gain an Edge

You’re gaining status as an influencer, and your follower counts are high and climbing. You’ve tapped into a cultural current, and your content is resonating with members of a large and growing audience. Well done! That’s not an easy feat. And if the followers you’re attracting are the followers you actually want, that’s even better.…