entertainment & media law

Hutchinson, Black and Cook, LLC is one of the few Colorado law firms to offer representation in connection with legal matters specific to authors, publishers, musicians, record labels, artists, filmmakers, producers and others in the entertainment industries. Individuals and companies in these industries face a unique mix of legal challenges combining business, copyright, trademark and employment issues with the customs and history of the entertainment industries.  Our entertainment attorneys are not only experienced in the legal elements of the entertainment industries but also have experience on the other side of the table as working musicians, producers and authors, making our firm uniquely capable of providing meaningful representation. Some representative transactions of our entertainment practice include negotiating and drafting actor, director and producer service agreements, recording contracts, and literary publishing agreements; securing, enforcing and licensing copyrights, trademarks and publicity rights; and memorializing and enforcing non-disclosure and work-for-hire obligations.