Greenberg Glusker has one of the nation’s premier entertainment litigation practices.

Our lawyers, and the results we achieve in high-stakes and high-profile lawsuits, command the respect of judges, arbitrators and opposing counsel. We regularly handle disputes involving media companies, studios, production companies, television networks, guilds, video game publishers and technology companies, as well as celebrities and individual talent of all types.

When litigation is necessary, our attorneys are forceful, experienced advocates who have established important legal precedents in the entertainment industry. Our extensive experience ranges from motion picture and television to music, sports, interactive gaming, theatre and photography.

In the film arena, we handle every conceivable type of dispute relating to the motion picture business. This includes conflicts over initial rights acquisitions, motion picture production, exploitation and distribution, profit participation audits, and the engagement of talent. Our background includes resolving copyright and trademark disputes, distribution rights, editing rights, right to final cut and writer’s credits. We handle disputes involving international film distribution before the Independent Film and Television Alliance. To resolve these many disputes, our attorneys arbitrate before all of the guild arbitration forums.

We regularly represent major television production companies, broadcast and cable networks, distributors, actors and other stakeholders in high-profile litigation over both scripted and unscripted programming. Our vast experience includes idea submission and copyright disputes, as well as other production, distribution, and profit participation disputes. 

We also have extensive experience with issues under the California Talent Agencies Act and we counsel clients in actions for and against agents and business and personal managers.

In litigation involving the music industry, Greenberg Glusker represents performers, composers and songwriters, music publishers and record labels in copyright, royalty and other litigation arising out of the exploitation of sound recordings and musical compositions. Our experience also includes “7 year” disputes, management agreement disputes and contractual disputes between record labels and business partners.

As the video game and eSports industry has evolved from a niche area to a fully integrated multibillion-dollar industry, our litigators have an unparalleled level of experience in this area. We work to forge new legal ground in the industry’s untested areas and handle claims brought on behalf of, or against, persons and entities in this bourgeoning industry.

Intellectual property protection is unique in the entertainment industry. Greenberg Glusker prosecutes and defends our entertainment clients’ copyright, trademark, invasion of privacy, right of publicity, trade dress infringement and idea submission claims, and other intellectual property infringement concerns. We also manage conflicts over rights acquisitions, the engagement of talent, exploitation and distribution.