Emerging Media, Entertainment, Sports & Advertising


Industry Contact(s)


Honigman's Emerging Media, Entertainment, Sports & Advertising (EMESA) industry group leverages a cross-disciplinary team of attorneys to assist clients in the ever-evolving world of entertainment and media. The increasingly diverse channels of content creation and distribution demand creative solutions to rights acquisition, risk analysis, and commercial negotiation. We help our clients find practical solutions in an often-impractical industry.

From music, literature, television, film and gaming to the emerging technological platforms that deliver them to consumers, our cross-disciplinary team seamlessly brings together assets from the following Honigman practice groups to provide full-service solutions to clients big and small. 

  • Technology Transactions
  • IP Transactions
  • IP Litigation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity
  • Commercial Litigation

We regularly counsel clients on entertainment matters ranging from the basic to the complex, from start-up to conglomerate, including:


Film & Television

  • Recording Agreements
  • Publishing Agreements
  • Rights Acquisition & Clearance
  • Music Licensing
  • Catalog Dispositions
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Production Agreements
  • Rights Acquisition & Clearance
  • Publicity and Privacy Issues


Social Media & E-Commerce

  • Publishing Agreements
  • Agency Agreements
  • Ancillary Rights Licensing
  • eBooks
  • User Generated Content
  • ISP Liability
  • Branding
  • Social Media Policies
  • Online Advertising

Honigman’s EMESA industry group also regularly counsels clients on live events, sponsorships, athletic endorsements and team-brand partnerships, and marketing and promotions.

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