Legal Question in Entertainment Law in New York

I have received a contract for reality show but dont want to sign without understanding the whole contract can someone help me?

Asked on 10/03/13, 1:35 pm

3 Answers from Attorneys

Frank Natoli Natoli-Legal, LLC

You need to have the agreement reviewed by an IP / entertainment lawyer that will have an eye towards your interests and make sure you are protected to the greatest extent. Of course, with these type of agreements the production companies may not be very flexible or amenable to changes, but you have to know what you are signing.

We can certainly assist. If you would like to discuss further over a free phone consult, feel free to contact me anytime that is convenient.

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Answered on 10/03/13, 1:45 pm
Roman Fichman Esq. Law Practice of Roman Fichman Esq.

My office can assist you with that. We have a special discounted rate for lawguru users of $189 an hour. The work would involve a review of the contract and the back and forth with the production company (if necessary).

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Answered on 10/03/13, 2:56 pm

Mr. Natoli is absolutely right. There are so many issues involved that you truly need an attorney to review the contract and let you know what rights you will be giving up and what you will actually be getting. And this is something that only an experienced attorney will be able to figure out.

I add two things. First, I suggest that you talk with a few different attorneys. You need to feel comfortable with whomever you decide to retain. Second, it is always better to take no deal rather than a bad deal. So have it in your mind that this might be something which is best you walk away from.

I wish you the best of luck,and hope that this is something that does work out for you.

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Answered on 10/03/13, 2:56 pm

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