de la Peña’s business law and litigation practice also extends to the entertainment industry, including, motion picture, television, gaming software development and music. The office assists clients in the review, drafting, and negotiation of recording, publishing, production, management, distribution, touring, merchandising, licensing and Internet agreements. de la Peña & Holiday also counsels production companies for negotiating and preparing agreements with actors, writers, directors, producers, managers, co-production and distribution companies in the film, television and cable sectors. We have experience negotiating and drafting agreements related to joint ventures, performer and director employment, consulting, financing, distribution, live engagement, and other entity formation, operation, and management issues. de la Peña & Holiday also serves the intellectual property needs of its clients, particularly with regard to trademark prosecution and protection, and copyright infringement claims.
The firm has represented production and investment companies involved in several high profile properties, including projects based on baseball icons Pete Rose and Tony La Russa, as well as boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard. The firm has also worked on properties written by Pulitzer Prize winning author Buzz Bissinger (“Friday Night Lights”) and actor/writer/director Kevin Pollak.