Media & Entertainment

Technology has met Entertainment, and the RoyseLaw Internet, Media & Entertainment Group has stayed ahead of the trend by staying on the cutting edge of the law of e-commerce, publishing, educational, advertising, motion picture, television, music, and media production. This practice group sponsors the Silicon Valley FilmTech group and Cultural Capital Investments, an investment group aimed at creating sustainable asset classes out of various cultural industries and the technologies such as Film/Media.

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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