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Law Offices of Michael R. Blaha

2530 Wilshire Blvd.Third FloorSanta Monica, CA 90403
Phones: 800-419-3013
Fax: 310-496-2662
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I am a sole pracitioner who specializes in entertainment law, including both contract negotiation and litigation.  My clients include independent film and television production companies, individual producers, directors, writers and actors, as well as musicans, songwriters and record labels. On the transactional side, I have acted as production counsel (drafting and negotiating all contracts from the development stage through completion), for several film and television projects and have...Read moreI am a sole pracitioner who specializes in entertainment law, including both contract negotiation and litigation.  My clients include independent film and television production companies, individual producers, directors, writers and actors, as well as musicans, songwriters and record labels. On the transactional side, I have acted as production counsel (drafting and negotiating all contracts from the development stage through completion), for several film and television projects and have represented both artists and companies in drafting and negotiating option agreements, underlying rights agreements, managament agreements, distribution agreements, and many other types of entertainment contracts.   My litigation practice has included representing plaintiffs and defendants in idea theft, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, rights of publicity, and defamation cases and in disputes regarding the financing, production or distribution of film, television, and music.    I have developed and taught several different entertainment law courses as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at Southwestern Law School for the past 25 years, and I am a 2012 Southern California Superlawyer in Entertainment Law.Read less
Practice Areas
Entertainment Law 80%Intellectual Property 10%First Amendment 10%
Litigation
50%
Honors
Southern California Superlawyer, - 2012Spirit of the Fringe Award (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), - 2005
Classes and Seminars
Capstone Entertainment Law, Southwestern Law School, - 2010
Financing and Distributing Independent Film, Southwestern Law School, 2008 - 2012
Pro Bono Activities
Board of Directors, Academy for New Musical Theater, 2005 - 2012Board of Directors, Filmmakers Alliance, 2007 - 2012
Representative Clients
Philippe MoraJ.D. ShapiroDrive-Thru RecordsUnity Pictures
References
MIchael J. Faber (310) 442-6610Edward A. Perron (213) 488-7352 Professor Robert Lind (213) 738-6785
Ancillary Businesses
Producer's RepresentativeFilm and Stage Producer
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Office Information
Address
2530 Wilshire Blvd.Third FloorSanta Monica, CA 90403
Office Hours
9:00am-5:30pm
Phone
800-419-3013
Fax
310-496-2662
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