Entertainment Attorney/Lawyer

What does an Entertainment Attorney do?

What does an Entertainment Attorney do?

An ENTERTAINMENT ATTORNEY is a lawyer who specializes in representing productions, venues, and people (such as ACTORS, PRODUCERS, and MUSICIANS) and advising them when interpreting and negotiating contracts.

Skills

Contract law | Labor Law | Copyright law | Intellectual property | Knowledge on taxation | Ability to negotiate | Strong written and verbal skills | Detail-oriented | Strategic and tactical thinking

Pathways

Law School | Degree in entertainment law and/or arts business

How to become an Entertainment Attorney

How to become an Entertainment Attorney

Many colleges and universities offer degrees and concentrations in law, and more specifically in entertainment law. Those wishing to practice law must be licensed and pass the bar exam in the state one wishes to work. Those interested should explore law firms that focus on and represent those in the entertainment industry. When in law school, students may want to seek out internships or positions in entertainment law firms or with Producers.