Entertainment – Services

We are advising and representing clients in all aspects of the theatre and live entertainment industry, both in Germany and internationally, in particular in the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Austria and Switzerland.

Rights clearance

of stage and ancillary rights as well as underlying rights (such as of film or book templates as stage adaptations).

Author contracts / publishing contracts

Drawing up agreements between composers, lyricists and book authors with publishers, producers and theatres.

Capitalisation of theatre productions

Preparation of investor contracts including conceptualisation, structuring, marketing and investor relations

Production and management agreements

Drafting of co-production, licensing, work, service, agency and related contracts for the creation or realisation of events.

Worldwide licensing

Of stage and other intellectual property rights to producers and other distributors

Music rights clearance

Clearance of grand rights in songs for use of existing musical works for the use in musicals, shows or for advertising purposes as well as associated agreements.

Labour law & contracts with artistic staff

Employment law advising, contract drafting and litigation; drafting agreements with directors, choreographers, designers ,arrangers, musicians and performers.

Withholding tax / Artist tax

Fiscal accompaniment in connection with the limited tax liability according to § 50a EStG (income of foreign companies or artists).

Visa / Work permits

Application for the necessary visas for artistic and technical staff in the Federal Republic of Germany at migration offices and German Embassies or Consulates worldwide.

Around the venue

Reviewing and drafting of theatre rental agreements, F&B agreements, sponsoring agreements, etc.

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