Entertainment Law is a vast area of law, one that is a special blend of other areas of law. You will find employment law, labor law, contract law, intellectual property law and litigation all under the general covering of employment law. Entertainment law clients might be in visual arts, radio, television, theater, movies, dance, opera, publishing, etc.; so, it makes sense that any of the aforementioned areas of law might be in the mix.
Entertainment Law – A Definition
Entertainment Law, in a very broad sense, covers professionals and businesses in the entertainment industry which profit from the creative efforts, skills and services of writers, songwriters, musicians and other artists.
General Focus of Entertainment Law
Entertainment Law is a broad and multi-faceted area of law. Services rendered might include:
- Business consultation
- Litigation services
- Contract dispute resolution
- Breach of contract litigation
- Business dispute resolution
- Contract negotiations
- Business sales and mergers
- Commercial real estate and litigation
- Federal Court litigation
- State Court litigation
- Arbitration and mediation
- Entertainment consultation and litigation (talent and company)
- Royalty accounting negotiation and litigation
- Wrongful termination
Role of Entertainment Law Paralegal
The specific job tasks of the paralegal depend on the specific office; however, the following tasks might be performed under the direct supervision of an attorney:
- Draft legal documents
- Maintain an updated database of electronic and hard files and be able to quickly access, review and summarize contracts for busy attorneys
- Coordinate with multiple departments and third parties in seeking agreement execution by all parties
- Work with minimal supervision for most assignments, liaise directly with Business & Legal Affairs professionals, and develop practical solutions for contracts-related project.
- Possess excellent oral and written communication, in addition to presentation and interpersonal skills indicative of an ability to interface effectively with colleagues, management, outside counsel and other third parties
- Draft correspondence support as needed in above-mentioned tasks
- Manage, multi-task, and prioritize substantial and diverse workload
- Possess advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.) as well as Microsoft Outlook
What you need!
A law-related knowledge base and paralegal skill set is imperative. A Paralegal Certificate and national certification (www.nala.org) is highly beneficial!
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