At an early stage of a film or television project, it is essential to ensure that rights are properly acquired and protected. The structure must work and correct contracts need to be in place. CL&B provides exactly this essential practical, informed and cost-effective advice on copyright, options and development. We also advise film makers and production companies on their dealings with investors, creative talent and crew.
We can assist in music clearance as well as guide clients through their negotiations with agents and distributors. We have acted for independent film makers working on limited or “micro” budgets. CL&B represents screenwriters in relation to their contractual dealings with production companies, including option and co-producer agreements.
Meanwhile, we have clients who are successfully forging a career as YouTube celebrities or are using Instagram or other social media as platforms.
With our music industry expertise, CL&B is ideally positioned to advise on soundtrack deals and music clearance services.
We can also provide music supervision services (in conjunction with experienced music supervisors).
CL&B also represents clients who have created TV formats as they seek development funding. A growing body of actors have sought CL&B’s advice on establishing their own service and production companies.
In addition, CL&B is working with companies creating production music for film and trailer usage.
As an independent film production company we constantly require legal advice plus we prefer a hands on approach when it comes to dealing with documents and contract advice. Creative Law has always been approachable, understanding and have stood by us through everything in a very professional way. Negotiations can mean a very difficult and stressful time, but Dean at Creative Law would calm things down and not exacerbate them by giving clear advice on the right responses to make. The service provided is one you can trust to defend your interests in the best way possible that I cannot recommend enough