Entertainment Law

Parr Brown provides a variety of services to clients throughout the entertainment world, including in the music, art, theater, sports, fashion, publishing, and film industries. Our attorneys have helped our clients by negotiating and drafting contracts, handling large litigation matters, and assisting with and successfully resolving a broad range of complex issues involving intellectual property (IP), financing, employment, insurance, tax, trusts and estates, and the First Amendment, such as defending privacy and defamation (libel or slander) claims. Our lawyers have the expertise and understanding to help with any of your entertainment projects and other legal issues.

Representative Matters:

  • Negotiate production contracts for documentaries and stage productions
  • Resolve dispute relating to credit rights for a Sundance film
  • Defend major Hollywood production companies in copyright infringement dispute
  • Represent fashion boutique in trade dress infringement litigation
  • Negotiate various disputes on behalf of sports team
  • Draft licensing and assignment contracts to effectuate transfers of film and story rights
  • Defend privacy and defamation claims against major media outlets
  • Defend independent film distributor in contract and copyright dispute
  • Bring lawsuit for musician against former band and band management for unpaid royalties and other unjust enrichment
  • Negotiate separation of talent agent and clients from major talent agency and formation of new talent agency
  • Advise sports league and team on various financing and other corporate matters

Many of our attorneys have their own prior professional experience in the entertainment industry and are actively involved on the boards of entertainment and arts organizations, including The Hale Center Theater, the Tuacahn Center for the Arts, Pioneer Theater Company, CenterPoint Legacy Theater, Ballet West, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, SALT Contemporary Dance, the Utah Arts Alliance, and Red Butte Garden.