Media & Entertainment

Media & Entertainment

Creative enterprise is business.  We understand that whatever the medium, all professional artists are confronted with legal challenges unique to their craft.

Business Counsel for Entertainment Industry Success

Creative vision can only become a reality with sound legal guidance.  With expertise in managing intellectual properties, managing business entities, in structuring arts financing deals, and in arts contract negotiation and drafting, RW helps professional artists focus on being creative.


RW provides copyright counsel to an assorted range of clients in the online, literary, entertainment, and communications industries. RW attorneys advise clients in a range of industries, including e-commerce companies, new media startups, Internet technology companies, Web site operators, software developers, writers, recording artists, and authors. We strive to provide guidance that is sensitive to each industry’s unique legal issues.


RW routinely assists filmmakers in structuring and managing investment vehicles and regulation D offerings to finance their indie films.  We have consulted and managed the drafting, dissemination, and regulatory filings for a variety of films with various budgets and deal terms.


We act as production counsel for feature films, documentaries, and television vehicles, preparing and managing the agreements (crew, performer, guild) for our producers.


The firm routinely assists producers in optioning literary source material for their productions.  We understand that while each property is unique and each deal structure can be different from the last, each agreement must provide a workable framework.