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Business & Legal Affairs Consulting
for Entertainment Companies

Contract Drafting and Negotiation

DEAL STRUCTURES & TEMPLATES

With rich experience in building Business Affairs Departments from the ground up, Contracts Matter develops and implements strategies and best practices for both deal structures and negotiations. We believe in educating/mentoring both Business Affairs and Creative/Production Teams in all matters of development, production and exploitation.

NEGOTIATION: DRAFTING & STRATEGY

Whatever medium you are creating for, Contracts Matter has the deal-making and negotiation skills to facilitate your scripted/unscripted live action, animation, and digital deals. We’re consistently recognized by our deep industry contacts as effective and trusted negotiators, closing deals quickly and within parameters.

Examples of types of deals we excel at (but not limited to):

Acquisition/Distribution Deals

 Co-Productions

 Acquisitions

 Distribution

 Production Services

 Licenses

Writer/Creator/Showrunners

 Executive Producer/Producers

 Staffing

 Writing Deals

 Overall/Housekeeping

 (* For both WGA and Animation)

Performers (Union/Non Union)

 Test Options

 Guest Cast

 Hosting/Game Shows

 Holding Deals

 Voice Over

Rights/Option Purchase Deals

 Books

 Spec Scripts

 Life Rights

 Formats

 Other Underlying Materials

Guilds/Unions (WGA, SAG/AFTRA, DGA, Animation)

Contracts Matter knows the ins and outs of guild / labor matters including the ability to advise and negotiate guild compliant deals. Two areas of notable expertise include navigating WGA and I.A.T.S.E. 839 – The Animation Guild deal making. (The latter from representing writer/creators of animated pilots and series and working internally at Disney.)

Business Development

DEVELOP BUSINESS CONCEPTS

We successfully partner with senior executive/management teams to strategize and develop deal terms, proposals, and templates that support their business model and objectives.

Identify opportunities & build relationships

Innovative and strategic thinker

Collaborative leader/manager/team player

BUSINESS / EXECUTIVE COACH

Based on years of experience as a certified coach, we focus on helping clients understand thier true business goals, and providing transparency and clarity on all of the terms, obligations and financial deal terms before entering into a contract.

Entertainment Companies Served

Studios

Networks

Cable Companies

Advertising / Branding

New Media

Content Creators

OTT

Independent Production Companies

Entertainment Services

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