Entertainment, Media and Communications

Shiff & Company is one of the few firms in Melbourne with a long established, broad based entertainment law practice. Our lawyers work with some of Australia’s most successful producers, actors and writers on award-winning and innovative film, television and digital media projects.

Our entertainment practice is diverse and also caters for sport, performance art, festivals, theatre, music, comedy and circus arts.

We have a special interest in mobile phone and PC/console games and app development and internet based content production and distribution.

The services we provide in the entertainment, media and communications area include:

  • Digital Game development
    Mobile and tablet app development
  • All film, television, digital media, music and performing arts transactions, including those related to finance, production and distribution in all media
  • International co-productions
  • Advice to literary agents and publishers in all media
  • Advice to sports agents
  • Clearance advice for film, television, performing arts and other media projects
  • Defamation and privacy rights matters, including pre-publication advice
  • General intellectual property advice
  • Union negotiations
  • Advice on deal making and business structures including joint venture, partnership and collaboration agreements
  • Preparation of licensing and sponsorship agreements
  • Dispute resolution expertise

Contact: Julia Adams