AGMB handles the sophisticated needs of its entertainment and media clients in all aspects of the entertainment industries: motion picture; television (scripted and unscripted/reality); music publishing and recording; book publishing; theater; web; mobile, and other “new media.” AGMB represents writers, actors, directors, producers, production companies, distributors, sales agents, financiers, animators, authors, and journalists. The firm’s entertainment attorneys have substantial experience in handling finance, acquisition, development, production, and distribution deals for motion picture, television and new media projects. In addition to deal-making, AGMB also handles entertainment litigation and dispute resolution.

AGMB attorneys advise and assist clients in connection with entity formation, private placement offerings, issuance and sale of equity interests, debt finance instruments (including loans secured by distribution guarantees or pre-sales), tax credit monetization and grants, product placement/brand integration, and compliance with federal and state securities laws.

AGMB frequently serves as production counsel for motion picture, television and new media projects. Production legal services include structuring, negotiating, and drafting talent and key crew deals, location agreements, all forms of releases, option and acquisition agreements, music licensing agreements, and many other customary production agreements. Attorneys also oversee clients’ relations with guilds and unions, including SAG, WGA, DGA, and IATSE.

AGMB’s entertainment services encompass all matters relating to the exploitation of clients’ properties, for example structuring, negotiating, and drafting motion picture distribution deals with domestic and international studios, home video distributors, video-on-demand platforms, and streaming platforms, as well as negotiating sales agent agreements.

AGMB represents musicians, songwriters, and bands and understands the specialized needs of clients in the music industry. AGMB’s attorneys negotiate recording agreements, songwriting and publishing agreements, music synchronization and master use licenses, 360 deals, production deals, and the like.

The firm is engaged by all types of companies and individuals in the entertainment industry to protect their interests and intellectual property, including management companies and agencies, writers, directors and producers. AGMB also assists client with non-entertainment legal matters in a wide variety of business and litigation areas.

AGMB’s trial attorneys are frequently called upon to enforce or defend the rights of our entertainment and media clients in state and federal court, arbitration, and other dispute resolution forums. We are engaged in connection with disputes involving producers, investors, distributors, actors, directors, writers, recording artists, record labels, content providers and others. The types of cases our attorneys have worked on include copyright, trademark, right to publicity, fraud, corporate and securities, unfair competition, breach of contract and licensing.


In addition to representing entertainment industry clients, AGMB is also adept at handling the unique needs of athletes in the highly competitive arena of professional sports.

In addition to providing professional athletes with legal representation, AGMB also provides athletes with career, financial, tax and estate planning, as well as complete business management services. We draft and negotiate agreements and maximize endorsement opportunities.

We pride ourselves on forming relationships with athletes that will endure well beyond their athletic careers.


Motion Picture, Television and New Media Finance

AGMB is experienced in all facets of film, television and new media financing. As part of this practice, AGMB attorneys advise and assist clients in connection with entity formation, private placement offerings, issuance and sale of equity interests, debt finance instruments (including loans secured by distribution guarantees or pre-sales), tax credit monetization and grants, product placement/brand integration, and compliance with federal and state securities laws.


Publishing

AGMB assists writers and publishers in the achievement of successful print projects. We have extensive experience representing established authors, academics, journalists, freelance writers, art directors and others. We work with our clients to negotiate publishing agreements, work for hire agreements, and other contracts for book, magazine, or literary publishing.
We advise on terms and royalty structures, and also assist in registering copyright to protect literary and artistic work. The attorneys also advise publishers and work with literary agents to structure business relationships. The firm’s entertainment law practice represents screenwriters, book authors, and others in the media fields.


Representative Television Programs

Junk Gyspsies – HGTV
Anthropic Productions Corp

Big Bad BBQ Battle – Cooking Channel
Back Roads Entertainment

Joking Off – MTV2
Back Roads Entertainment

Lake Life – DIY
Back Roads Entertainment

Bam’s Big Ass Show – TBS
Bill’s Market and Television

Extreme History w/ Daltrey – A&E

Boom Pictures

Upper Crust – MTV
Boom Pictures

Surf Girls – MTV
Brass Ring Productions

Dance Moms – Lifetime
Collins Avenue Entertainment

Dance Moms Miami – Lifetime
Collins Avenue Entertainment

Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition – Lifetime
Collins Avenue Entertainment

Abby’s Studio Rescue – Lifetime
Collins Avenue Entertainment

Raising Asia – Lifetime
Collins Avenue Entertainment

Sisters In Law – Wetv
Collins Avenue Entertainment

American Stuffers – Animal Planet
Collins Avenue Entertainment

Extreme Kid Birthday Parties – TLC
Collins Avenue Entertainment

The Hutterites – Nat Geo
Collins Avenue Entertainment

Ice Moms – Lifetime
Collins Avenue Entertainment

Anger Management – Nat Geo
Collins Avenue Entertainment

Mile High – The Travel Channel
Coquette Productions

Dance Kids ATL – TLC
Devil Cat Media

The Real Paranormal Activity – Destination America
Espresso Entertainment

The Job Whisperer – A&E

Guardian Productions

Over My Dead Body – Discovery ID
Gulp Pictures

Follow Skyler – Fuel TV

Leepson Bounds

Pet Talk – Nat Geo
Leepson Bounds

Black Gold – BET
Leepson Bounds

Kamikaze Comedy – Fuel TV
Leepson Bounds

Alaskan Steel – Discovery
Lizard Trading Company

Truth and Power – Pivot
Luminant Media

Flex & Shanice – OWN
Lynch-Dyson Entertainment

Abandoned – History
Picture Shack Entertainment

The Haunted – Animal Planet
Picture Shack Entertainment

Warren the Ape – MTV
Picture Shack Entertainment

Celebrity Ghost Hunt – A&E
Picture Shack Entertainment

Saved – Animal Planet
Picture Shack Entertainment

Elura & Michelle Take Staten Island – OWN
Picture Shack Entertainment

Most Likely To… – Discovery
Picture Shack Entertainment

Psychic Kids – A&E
Picture Shack Entertainment

Contact – Discovery
Picture Shack Entertainment

Finding Bigfoot – Animal Planet
Ping Pong Productions

Lost Treasure Hunters – Animal Planet
Ping Pong Productions

Stranded – SyFy
Ping Pong Productions

Legends of the Ozarks – Travel Channel
Ping Pong Productions

Expedition Unknown – Travel Channel
Ping Pong Productions

Road Trick with Dan White – Travel Channel
Ping Pong Productions

Alaska Fish Wars – Nat Geo
Ping Pong Productions

Forecasting the End – Weather Channel
Ping Pong Productions

Dr. Weird – Discovery
Ping Pong Productions

Investigation: Sightings Explained – Nat Geo
Ping Pong Productions

Dude What Would Happen – Cartoon Network
Ping Pong Productions

Ghost Town – A&E
Ping Pong Productions

Chronicle/The Night I Almost Died – OWN
Ping Pong Productions

Casting Office – E!
Ping Pong Productions

City Monsters – truTV
Ping Pong Productions

America’s Worst Neighbors – truTV
Ping Pong Productions

Hollywood High – truTV
Ping Pong Productions

Destination Truth – SyFy
Ping Pong Productions

Bringing Doggy Home – Nat Geo
Ping Pong Productions

Hacking the System – Nat Geo
Ping Pong Productions

Tabloid – Discovery
Radley

Deadliest Shark – Discovery
Radley

Tabloid – Discovery ID
Radley

Master of Champions – ABC
Roslar Productions

Rap House – Vh-1
Satin Telles Productions

Smile You’re Under Arrest – Fox Reality
Satin Telles Productions

Decision House – MyNetwork TV
Stage 29 Productions

Brothers Green – MTV
Storyville Entertainment

The Ride – MTV
Storyville Entertainment

Top 20 Biggest Moments – MTV
Storyville Entertainment

Daily Dish – Fox
Studio City/Bartholomew Productions

Crashletes – Nickelodeon
Super Jacket Productions

Ridiculousness – MTV
Super Jacket Productions

Dude Perfect – CMT
Super Jacket Productions

Being: Drafted – Fox Sports
Tarras Productions

Being: The Finest – Fox Sports
Tarras Productions

Cast This – Sony
Team Satin Productions

Glory Hounds – Discovery
Ten100, LLC

The Moment – USA
The Hochberg Ebersol Company

NFL Characters Unite – USA
The Hochberg Ebersol Company

Race To The Scene – Reelz
The Hochberg Ebersol Company

The Profit – CNBC
The Hochberg Ebersol Company

Reinas de Realty – Mun2
The Shop Productions