September 11, 2020

How Do Entertainment Lawyers Help Filmmakers?


What can your lawyer do for you?


While you are assembling your team for representation, you may overlook how important it is to have a lawyer on your side. Entertainment lawyers take 5% of your earnings, but what can they do for you besides reading over contracts?



Well, the answer is more detailed, but in a word, tons!



Lawyers have your back and you do not change them as frequently as you might change agents or managers.



In a recent interview with lawyer Mark Litwak, Backstage asked him about all his areas of expertise. As an entertainment lawyer and the founder of the Law Offices of Mark Litwak and Associates, he gave some incredible answers.



From the article, “Litwak works with filmmakers in roles ranging from producer representative to executive producer to production counsel. The author of 6 books, including “Dealmaking in the Film and Television Industry,” which is directed to lawyers and filmmakers alike, Litwak also serves as an adjunct professor at the USC Gould School of Law and provided legal services to over 200 feature films.”

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Source: NoFilmSchool