MORIN Entertainment Law is a boutique firm that specializes in Art & Entertainment Law.
In Entertainment, we serve primarily independent film, music, and game development industries in Georgia.
In the Arts, we consult with clients involved in theatrical stage productions, freelance artists, and writers.
Read our article about the tax incentive programs for music, postproduction, and interactive entertainment that begin with the 2018 tax year in Georgia.
MORIN Entertainment Law offers a range of services from packaging and pitching content to production legal services for funded productions shooting in Georgia. In connection with that work, we offer qualification counseling on the Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act and the Georgia Entertainment Industry Postproduction Investment Act to productions applying for any of these tax incentive programs.
Our affiliated agency, Counterintuitive Consulting, offers qualifying entertainment projects under the Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act with music supervision or producer services. Music supervision services include clearing pre-existing works and commissioning new works from performers or composers. Producer services include handling aspects of production as required by the Producer.
Lee plays a visible role in the Georgia film industry. She is an active member of the Atlanta Film Society, Georgia Production Partnership, Women in Film & Television Atlanta, and the Association Internationale du Film d’Animation (ASIFA-South).
Lee supports continuing workforce education by speaking and writing on matters important to film production professionals. She has presented for the Atlanta Film Festival, TERMINUS, and Bronze Lens Film Festival, and published articles to aid independent filmmakers and most recently, a series of articles about new tax credits available to postproduction.
MORIN Entertainment Law is connected in the Georgia music business. Lee started her career in 1996 as a DJ at WRAS Atlanta, 88.5FM, Album 88. She is an active member of Georgia Music Partners, The Recording Academy®, & National Association of Record Industry Professionals, where she serves on the Atlanta Board of Directors.
Lee provides artists with counseling in packaging musical content for placement in moving media (e.g. film, television, ad campaigns). She also offers qualification counseling to small businesses, who wish to apply for the tax incentive program under the Georgia Musical Investment Act for live theatrical and stage productions or recorded musical performances and scoring. Lee connects music producers with filmmakers, finding opportunities to create film scores by Georgia musicians, performers, and composers. Lee also reviews, drafts, and negotiates agreements in the music business.
MORIN Entertainment Law has served independent game studios with their business needs since 2013. Lee is connected in the Georgia game development industry by her membership with the Georgia Game Developers Association, where she stays informed about relevant issues and builds relationships with artists, engineers, storytellers, and studios.
In turn, Lee volunteers by speaking on legal and business matters each year at the largest game development conference in the southern United States, the Southern Interactive Entertainment & Game Expo (SIEGE). Lee also makes informal presentations at professional game designer meetings at locations in Georgia. She also writes about arts applications in games and publishes information about the interactive entertainment tax credits.
Lee offers qualification counseling to game studios seeking to apply for the tax incentive program for interactive entertainment under the Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act. She also provides game professionals with small business counseling.
MORIN Entertainment Law provides a range of services to writers, from novelists to screenwriters. In some cases, Lee packages material for rights acquisitions, or, prepares co-production agreements in the event that the writer wishes to actively adapt the material. Lee has some experience in traditional publishing arrangements. She has worked with established authors helping them navigate the jump from independent to traditional publishing. She also counsels new writers how to protect their work.
MORIN Entertainment Law provides a range of services to theatrical stage productions, playwrights, and actors. We serve clients involved in traditional stage productions to those in new media. Lee has familiarity with the Dramatists Guild of America standards. She volunteers in the dramatic community, serving as a moderator for Courtroom Drama, a CLE organized by Working Title Playwrights, Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, and Actor’s Express.
MORIN Entertainment Law provides a range of services to freelance artists, photographers, and independent animation studios. Examples of our experience include negotiating vendor agreements and defending clients from claims brought by employers. Lee is involved in the animation community. She is a member of the Association Internationale du Film d’Animation (ASIFA-South), with whom she partnered in 2016 to produce Business Basics for Creatives™, a 5-part seminar that educated freelancers how to make a living while protecting their work. Lee also published an Artist Law blog for the Needy Animator.