Attorneys in our New York and Los Angeles offices have one of the premier theatre practices in the country, representing producers, playwrights, directors, designers, theatre owners, motion picture studios, licensing organizations, theatrical agents, not-for-profit theatres, and investors with respect to Broadway, Off-Broadway, Las Vegas, regional, touring and foreign productions.
We provide all of the legal services required with respect to theatrical productions, including securities offerings and other methods of production financing, copyright counseling, and in-depth knowledge of the financial and compensation structures in the live stage industry. Areas of representation include:
- Negotiating live stage rights agreements on behalf of producers, playwrights, bookwriters, composers, lyricists and other rights holders, including studios and licensing organizations, and providing analysis of copyright and privacy and publicity rights issues.
- Negotiating service agreements for individuals, including directors, designers, and performers.
- Preparing investment documents for theatrical productions, including analysis of securities and tax implications for domestic and foreign productions.
Leadership in Law
Loeb & Loeb’s Theatre Practice received a top-tier ranking in the 2012 edition of the Chambers USA guide. The publication wrote that the group is “noted for its experience in the theater industry and has been particularly active recently assisting studios with the licensing and producing of stage adaptations of films,” in addition to its ongoing representation of producers, directors, writers and investors, resulting in its involvement in almost all Broadway and touring productions. Our theatre attorneys are an integral part of the firm’s multidisciplinary Entertainment and Media Practice, recipient of the prestigious Chambers Award for Excellence in Media. Attorneys in the group have also been recognized in The Legal 500-United States, Lawdragon 500, The Hollywood Reporter's Top 100 Power Lawyers, New York City's Top 100 Super Lawyers, and other leading legal directories and industry trade publications.