Media & Entertainment

Russ August & Kabat recognizes that the media and entertainment law practice represents a complex web of rights. For anyone seeking to protect those rights, it is imperative to obtain advice about all the different facets that those rights embody. Whether the firm represents talent, production companies, infomercial companies, studios, game developers, or start-ups, our advice is tailored to consider branding, co-ventures, electronic rights, marketing, advertising, business planning, tax issues and all of the other legal, financial and business considerations that can affect a client’s business and bottom line.


Russ August & Kabat knows that the media and entertainment business is business. What may seem like fun and games to the outside world is a valuable product that may have taken months, years, or decades to develop. In order to protect and grow that interest, the firm offers a full-service Media and Entertainment platform that lets you focus on running your business, with the confidence that comes from knowing that your valuable rights are secured and protected.

Russ August & Kabat understands the “crossroads” of rights involved in the media and entertainment field. Our multidisciplinary practice takes advantage of our skills in contracting, corporate law, intellectual property, electronic rights, and, where necessary, litigation.

Electronic Retailing and Infomercials:

Russ August & Kabat is a key player in the electronic retailing and infomercial arenas with over 20 years of experience representing some of the biggest names in the business. We routinely assist clients with:

  • New Media Marketing
  • Telemarketing
  • Advertising
  • Script Review
  • Endorsements
  • Labeling/Packaging
  • Direct Response Marketing
  • Multi-level Marketing
  • Product Development
  • FTC Compliance
  • Injunctions and Restraining Orders

Each company’s needs are different. Russ August & Kabat has the right legal expertise to work you through any challenge and develop any product.

Fields of Concentration:

  • Contracting (drafting and negotiating)
  • Book To Film Deals
  • Advertising and Promotions
  • Telemarketing/Email Marketing
  • Copyright
  • Trademark/Service Mark/Trade Names
  • Trade Dress
  • Patent
  • Licensing
  • Distribution
  • Infomercials
  • Trade Secrets/Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Internet Domain Names
  • Motion Picture and Television
  • Sports
  • Music
  • Publishing
  • Video/Online Games
  • On-line Media
    (Internet, Mobile and Interactive)
  • Electronic Rights
  • Rights to Publicity and Privacy
  • Technology Licensing and Aquisitions
  • Branding/Co-Branding
  • Direct Mail
  • Joint Ventures
  • Product Placement
  • Talent and Executive Employment Agreements
  • On-line Gaming
  • Distribution Rights
  • Compliance
  • Production

Industry Experience:

We represent significant clients in the following industries:

  • Infomercial Companies
  • Multi-Level Marketing Companies
  • Media Companies
  • Electronic gaming
  • Toy and Game Manufacturers
  • Talent Representation (all forms, all media)
  • Studios
  • Talent Agencies
  • Professional Management Companies
  • Mobile Phone App Developers/Content Providers

We have experience in all major area of Media and Entertainment Litigation:

  • State and Federal Court actions
  • Private Arbitrations and Mediation
  • FTC Compliance
  • FCC Compliance
  • BBB Compliance