Experienced Entertainment Business Affairs & Legal Practice
Penelope Glass, a PLC provides business and legal affairs counsel for diverse entertainment companies. Services in the finance arena include strategic planning and negotiation of funding arrangements for motion picture production such as international co-productions, international pre-sale financing, private equity finance and supporting lending arrangements. In the development arena, the firm provides counsel in securing necessary intellectual property rights such as chain of title analysis, purchase of copyrighted material and the acquisition of life story or other personal/publicity rights. In production, the firm provides business affairs and customary production legal services, including negotiation of collective bargaining agreements with appropriate unions (WGA, DGA, SAG, AFTRA, IATSE), negotiating and documenting talent agreements (writers, directors, performers, producers, composers) and key production personnel agreements, furnishing clearance support in connection with Errors and Omissions insurances, and management of document deliverables required by distribution agreements.
The firm is also pro-active in advancing the interests of its diverse individual clients. Whether a screenwriter, narrative or documentary filmmaker, performer, individual producer, book author or visual artist, the firm gives guidance regarding each client’s creative, business and professional endeavors.