Photo 1: Hollywood, CA prior to Hollywood sign; Library of Congress LC-USZ62-109285, circa 1912.

Photo 2: Hollywood sign, Carol M. Highsmith, Library of Congress LC-DIG-highsm-22787, 2012.

Service Details

Entertainment Law

Manning & Kass specializes in advisory, transactional, and litigation services for our clients in all segments of the entertainment industry. Our Entertainment Law Team is led by Jeffrey M. Lenkov, who is regularly sought by major networks and national print publications for commentary on high profile, celebrity legal affairs.

Our team has multiple decades’ experience in negotiating and drafting of documentation for acquisition, clearance, copyright, distribution, licensing, merchandising, production, and trademark matters.

Our attorneys utilize combined knowledge of entertainment law and expertise in civil litigation to represent actors, casting directors, composers, directors, financiers, studios, talent agencies, photographers, and writers for film, scripted and unscripted television, and new media, as well as other members of the entertainment industry.

Our firm provides ancillary services, such as the creation of legal entities and drafting and/or negotiation of complex contracts to meet financial objectives pertaining to production and distribution. Additionally we offer entertainment industry-specific advice for bank finance deals, employment law compliance, labor negotiations, financial structuring, immigration, insurance, personal and professional liability assessment, private equity deals, and risk management.