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MORIN Entertainment Law is a boutique firm that specializes in Art & Entertainment Law.

MORIN Entertainment Law represents talent and industry across a diverse array of creative businesses including music, film, game design, publishing, theatre & performing arts, visual arts, photography & fashion design.


Entertainment

Read our latest article about the new tax credits for music, postproduction, and interactive entertainment in Georgia.

Music

MORIN Entertainment Law is connected in the Georgia music business. Principal Lee Morin 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 started her career as a college radio DJ in 1996 at WRAS Atlanta, 88.5FM, Album 88. She has since added and a long list of music professionals to her rolodex and serves an array of musical clients. We welcome you to schedule a consultation to discuss your music business interests. A sampling of agreements we are prepared to review, draft, and negotiate follows.

  • Band Member Agreements
  • Management Agreements
  • Songwriting Agreements
  • Collaboration Agreements
  • Publishing Agreements
  • Recording Agreements
  • 360 Agreements
  • Production Agreements
  • Mix-Master Agreements
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Licensing & Placement
  • Agency Agreements
  • Performance Agreements
  • Financing Agreements
  • Sponsorship Agreements

  • Film Production

    MORIN Entertainment Law plays a visible role in the Georgia film industry. Lee provides production legal services to films and speaks on these aspects at local festivals. Her second company, Counterintuitive Consulting, offers music supervision and producer services. She has published articles to aid independent filmmakers and most recently, a series of articles about new tax credits available to postproduction. 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), with whom she partners in the Business Basics for Creatives™, a 5-part seminar that educates freelance creatives how to make a living while protecting their work. We welcome you to schedule a consultation to discuss your filmmaking needs. Below is a list of production legal & music supervision services where we may be of service.

    Production Legal

  • Production Company Organization
  • Pitches & Sizzle Reels
  • Rights Acquisition
  • Option Agreements (Production Side)
  • Life Rights Agreements
  • Script Clearance Opinion
  • Title Clearance Opinion
  • Chain of Title Review
  • Loan Out Agreements
  • Talent Agreements (Director, Producers, Writers, Actors, Casting Director)
  • Location Agreements
  • Releases (Crowd, Prop, Personal)
  • Film Financing (Private Equity, Completion Bonds, & Production Loans)
  • Licensing & Distribution Agreements
  • Tax Credit Counseling
  • Music Supervision

  • Music Clearance & Licensing
  • Composer Deals
  • Performer Deals
  • Soundtrack Deals

  • Game Design & Development

    MORIN Entertainment Law is one of the only firms in Georgia that provides support in games, film, & musical entertainment. Since 2013, Lee has served as an active member of the Georgia Game Developers Association, where she attends meetings, interacts with players, and learns about their business. It is Lee’s mission to empower clients to bring games to market. Lee educates designers about the law by speaking at conferences, meetings, and seminars and by publishing about new interactive entertainment tax credits available in 2018. We welcome you to schedule a consultation to discuss your game and how to make it a viable business. Below is a list of services we have found useful to game companies and professionals.

  • Business Organization
  • Intellectual Property (Copyrights, Trademarks, & Trade Secrets)
  • Talent Procurement
  • Employment Agreements (Independent Contractor, Subcontractor, Work Made for Hire)
  • Nondisclosure & Confidentiality Agreements
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Joint Development Agreements
  • Licensing Agreements
  • Publishing Agreements
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Tax Credit Counseling

  • The Arts

    Literature

    MORIN Entertainment Law actively serves purveyors of the written word. Principal Lee Morin is a published poet and studied English Literature in the United States and abroad at the prestigious University of Oxford. She has worked with established authors helping them navigate the jump from independent to traditional publishing and presented to aspiring authors on protecting their work as they begin placing works into publication. We welcome you to schedule a consultation to discuss your book, and how we might help you protect your content while rising above the mainstream. We provide support in the following areas:

  • Commissioned Works
  • Collective Works & Anthologies
  • Manuscript Clearance & Licensing
  • Disclaimers
  • Pseudonymous Works
  • Agency Agreements
  • Publishing Agreements
  • Book Trailer Production Agreements
  • Music Licensing
  • Option Agreements (Author Side)
  • Distribution Agreements

  • Theatre & Performing Arts

    MORIN Entertainment Law represents playwrights, authors, production companies, and cirque professionals. Our clients are truly diverse and we are always open to new representation. We recently helped one client bring a disruptive business in the dramatic arts to the web. Principal Lee Morin has experience with the Dramatists Guild of America and is familiar with their requirements. Our office is also located next door to Dad’s Garage so if you want to pick up a show let us know! We welcome you to schedule a consultation to discuss your theatre or performing arts business with us. Below is a list of some areas where we may be of service to you.

  • Production Company Organization
  • Financing Agreements
  • Employment Agreements (Director/Choreographer, Actor/Artist, Performer)
  • Booking Agreements
  • Venue Agreements
  • Script Clearance
  • Music Licensing
  • Agency Agreements

  • Visual & Fine Arts

    MORIN Entertainment Law serves professional artists, animators, and animation studios. Principal Lee Morin is a member of the Association Internationale du Film d’Animation (ASIFA-South), with whom she partners each year to produce Business Basics for Creatives™, a 5-part seminar that educates freelance creatives how to make a living while protecting their work. Lee publishes an Artist Law blog for the Needy Animator and helps freelancers stay informed. Lee also published a retrospective of global art business. If you feel like we could add value to your career or art business, then we welcome you to schedule a consultation. Below is a list of areas where we may provide support to you.

  • Business Organization
  • Employment Agreements
  • Work Order Agreements
  • Intellectual Property
  • Contract Enforcement
  • Co-Authorship Agreements
  • Publishing Agreements
  • Consulting Agreements
  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • Licensing Creative Works

  • Applied Arts (Fashion Design & Photography)

    MORIN Entertainment Law serves fashion designers & photographers in commercial, editorial, and digital artistic mediums. Principal Lee Morin has secured trademarks for clothing companies nationally and internationally. She advises clients how to structure their companies to take advantage of multi-faceted talents & services. Lee has experience with photographers, who wish to protect the use of their images online, use models, employ contractors, and grow into new areas. We welcome you to schedule a consultation so we can learn about your business and discuss how we may best serve you. Below is a list of areas where we may be of service.

  • Business Organization

  • Joint Venture Agreements

  • Employment Agreements

  • Contractor Agreements

  • Work Order Agreements

  • Contract Enforcement

  • Celebrity Endorsements

  • Model Releases

  • Vendor Agreements

  • E-Commerce

  • Copyright Registration & Enforcement

  • Trademark Prosecution & Licensing

  • Trade Secret Counseling & Enforcement

  • Non-Compete Agreements

  • Non-Solicitation Agreements

  • Defamation Counseling

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