Royse Law Internet, Media & Entertainment Group

Royse Law Internet, Media & Entertainment Group provides consultation and services with a focus on domestic and international transactions, corporate finance and securities, and complex tax planning. The Internet, Entertainment & Media Group lead by Founder Roger Royse, advises e-commerce, publishing, educational, advertising, motion picture, television, music, and media production teams, distributors and performers; new media entertainment companies; and professional athletes.
Services
  • Financial and tax planning
  • Domestic and international transactions
  • Services agreements
  • Copyright ownership and brand protection
  • Licensing and distribution
Representative Transactions

Motion pictures & television: Tax planning and corporate advice to motion picture productions. The Entertainment Group recently assisted in a large financing transaction involving a film and television digital studio complex in Massachusetts. Services include establishing entities for production, finance and distribution.

Music & media: Royse Law Entertainment Group recently represented Independent Online Distribution Alliance, a music distributor, in connection with an equity transaction with Sony. The Entertainment Group also currently represents several media companies (mobile, internet, home entertainment) in connection with corporate, securities and licensing matters.

Sports: Representation of athletes in business/personal planning and transactions. Royse Law Entertainment Group recently provided planning advice and structured acquisition vehicles for a women’s professional soccer team.

International tax: Advised a European distributor for one of the major studios in setting up a royalty structure to minimized foreign withholding taxes, ensuring that foreign taxes would qualify for favorable US tax credits. Advised foreign producers and talent on tax-efficient arrangements for inbound motion picture production affairs.

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Team

Roger Royse
Alan Haus
Frances Johnston
Heidi Klein
Thomas E. Moore III