Clients consistently turn to Glaser Weil because our attorneys recognize the pivotal role meticulously negotiated contracts play in determining our clients’ success. We adeptly navigate every facet of the compensation matrix, addressing fees, profit participations, bonuses, and royalties far in excess of any applicable guild scale payments. Working with our employment team, we craft sophisticated executive employment agreements for both entertainment employers and executives.

In an increasingly global entertainment market, Glaser Weil’s comprehensive understanding of available revenue streams, including international sales and format rights, allows us to negotiate not just distribution agreements but profit participations for all talent and executives.

What We Do
  • Copyright and chain-of-title issues
  • Endorsement deals
  • Financing, production, development and distribution
  • First-look deals
  • Licensing deals
  • New film and television venture creation and structuring
  • Publishing agreements
  • Rights acquisitions and clearances
  • Social media and influencer agreements
  • Sponsorship and product placement agreements
  • Talent agreements

Our Team


A sampling of matters includes the representation of:

  • Daniel Craig in acting deals for his five movies playing James Bond and his involvement in the reported $469 million deal for two sequels to Knives Out.
  • Dean Devlin, writer, director and producer, in connection with Independence DayStargate and The Patriot. Doug Stone also works with Devlin’s Electric Entertainment and has worked on Leverage; its reboot, Leverage: RedemptionThe LibrariansAlmost Paradise; and The Ark.
  • Gemma Arterton in acting deals for Culprits, Funny Woman, The King’s Man and Quantum of Solace.
  • John Jacobs, film and television producer, and his production company, Smart Entertainment, in numerous projects.
  • Jordan Calloway in acting deals for Black LightningFire Country and numerous other projects.
  • Juan José Campanella, director, writer and producer, in connection with the sale of the U.S. rights to the Academy Award-winning film The Secret in Their Eyes, as well as in director deals for Colony and numerous other projects.
  • Nazanin Boniadi in acting deals for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of PowerHomelandHotel Mumbai and Counterpart.
  • Paul Bernard and James Scura in their first-look deal.
  • Sam Claflin in acting deals for Daisy Jones & The Six, The Hunger Games and Me Before You.


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