Entertainment and Media Law

Entertainment Industry: New Business Liabilities And Insurance Issues Related To COVID-19

In this workshop seasoned attorney and litigator Justin Sterling, Esq, founder of The Sterling Firm (thesterlingfirm.com), will address what producers and other creative business owners need to know about their liabilities with regard to Covid-19, as well as issues and challenges involved in working with insurance companies in this difficult period of time. Every business [...]

Entertainment Industry: New Business Liabilities And Insurance Issues Related To COVID-192020-12-03T18:40:21-08:00

Right of Publicity

Publicity Rights The right of publicity allows a person to have a monopoly on their image.  People work hard to improve their valuable public image and their ability to publicize themselves.   The right of publicity allows an individual to control and profit from the commercial use of his or her name, likeness, and persona.  The [...]

Right of Publicity2021-01-19T01:42:17-08:00

Entertainment Event Cancellation Insurance Claims Due To The Coronavirus

Impact Of The Coronavirus On The Entertainment Industry: Event Cancellation Insurance Claims The impact of the coronavirus pandemic is widespread, and the entertainment industry has been substantially impacted.  There will be a floodgate of event cancellation insurance claims.  In fact, every business sector across the globe has been affected at its core. Governments are issuing [...]

Entertainment Event Cancellation Insurance Claims Due To The Coronavirus2020-04-24T17:47:06-07:00

Legal Issues In Telling Real Life Stories

Life Story Agreements QUESTION: If I want to talk about John Kennedy having Marilyn Monroe as a mistress, or talk about what life in my family was like growing up, don’t I have a right to do that? (Rights other people have to privacy, to control the exploitation of their name, to defend against libel [...]

Legal Issues In Telling Real Life Stories2020-04-23T16:11:26-07:00

E-2 Visa

This memorandum briefly outlines the formal and substantive requirements for obtaining an E-2 Treaty Investor Visa (commonly referred to as an E2 Visa). Formal Requirements For An E2 Visa Treaty and nationality: Treaty of Commerce and Navigation between the United States and the applicant’s home country Applicant and/or business possess the nationality of the treaty [...]

E-2 Visa2020-04-10T00:59:25-07:00

Los Angeles Defamation Lawyer

WHAT IS DEFAMATION? Everyone has a right to not have their reputation damaged by false statements.  Defamation is the unprivileged publication of a false statement of fact that injures another’s reputation.  There must be a balance of interests between protecting an individual’s personal reputation and the freedom of speech.  The elements for the cause of [...]

Los Angeles Defamation Lawyer2020-03-28T11:15:34-07:00