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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 by offering a range of services from career coaching and business counseling to packaging and pitching content to private investors.

We also offer production legal services to entertainment projects produced in Georgia. In connection with that work, we offer qualification counseling on the Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act, the Georgia Entertainment Industry Postproduction Investment Act, and the Georgia Musical Investment Act, to businesses seeking to apply for one of these tax incentive programs.

In the Arts, we consult with clients involved in theatrical stage productions, freelance artists, and writers.


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

FILM

MORIN Entertainment Law serves primarily independent filmmakers in Georgia by offering 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 seeking to apply for one 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 firmly supports continuing workforce education by speaking and writing frequently on matters important to film production professionals. She has presented for the Atlanta Film Festival, TERMINUS, and Bronze Lens Film Festival, and has published articles to aid independent filmmakers and most recently, a series of articles about new tax credits available to postproduction.

Below is a list of production legal & music supervision services that we may handle.

Production Legal

  • Production Company Organization
  • Rights Acquisition
  • Option Agreements
  • 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)
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Tax Credit Counseling
  • Music Supervision

  • Clearing/Licensing Pre-Existing Works
  • Composer Deals
  • Performer Deals

  • MUSIC

    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 packaging and pitching of musical content for placement in film, advertising, television or web series. She also offers qualification counseling to small businesses in Georgia, 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 makers with filmmakers, finding opportunities for clients and those, in her professional network, to create film scored by Georgia musicians, performers, and composers.

    Lee also reviews, drafts, and negotiates agreements in the music business. A sampling of agreements that we may handle 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

  • GAMES

    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 & Games 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 and legal services. Below is a list of services that we may handle for game 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 Incentive Counseling

  • The Arts

    WRITERS

    MORIN Entertainment Law provides a range of services to writers, from business counseling to career coaching. In some cases, Lee packages material for pitching to production companies for rights acquisitions, or, prepares co-production agreements in the event the writer wishes to actively adapt the material with a production company.

    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 on how to protect their work as they begin placing works into publication.

    We may provide writers with support in the following areas:

  • Agency Agreements
  • Book Trailer Production Agreements
  • Commissioned Works
  • Collective Works & Anthologies
  • Disclaimers
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Intellectual Property
  • Manuscript Clearance & Licensing
  • Music Licensing for Book Trailers
  • Option Agreements
  • Pseudonymous Works
  • Publishing Agreements

  • THEATRE

    MORIN Entertainment Law provides a range of services to theatrical stage productions, playwrights and actors, from business counseling to career coaching. We serve clients operating traditional stage productions to those, whose businesses operate in new media and solicit original content for licensing to third parties.

    Lee has familiarity with the Dramatists Guild of America standards and maintains relationships with their regional representatives. She volunteers in the dramatic community, serving as a moderator for Courtroom Drama, a continued legal education (CLE) workshop organized by Working Title Playwrights, Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, and Actor’s Express.

    We may provide theatrical professionals with support in the following areas:

  • Booking Agreements
  • Clearing/Licensing Pre-Existing Works
  • Employment Agreements (Director/Choreographer, Actor/Artist, Performer)
  • Intellectual Property
  • Financing Agreements
  • Production Company Organization
  • Professional Services Agreements
  • Script Clearance
  • Venue Agreements

  • ARTISTS

    MORIN Entertainment Law provides a range of services to freelance artists, photographers, and independent animation studios, from career coaching to business counseling. Lee has experience negotiating vendor agreements on behalf of independent animation studios and defending freelance artists from claims brought by employers.

    Lee is actively involved in the animation community. She 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 artists how to make a living while protecting their work.

    Lee also publishes an Artist Law blog for the Needy Animator and helps freelancers stay informed about matters impacting their employment. Lee has a passive interest in the global art community and published a retrospective of the global art business.

    We may provide artists, photographers, and studios with support in the following areas:

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

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