Entertainment & Media


At KarolWilliams PC, our experienced attorneys provide full service-legal representation for a wide range of entertainment and media transactions.

From the first creative spark, our attorneys guide you through the capture of rights, development, exploitation and distribution, both in the United States and internationally, of film, television, and other creative properties. At each step, KarolWilliams PC is there to ensure all appropriate agreements are drafted and well executed in order to protect your important investment.

When a creative property is ready to be transformed into a movie, television show, or other media property, we are there every step of the way in the production legal process. From hiring directors and other above the line talent, to cast and crew, location agreements, errors & omissions insurance, and more, our attorneys have worked with small-independent film projects to big-budget tentpole studio productions. You can find out more about our production legal services on our Production Legal page. Once your creative property is made we also provide legal services related to distribution and exploitation of the work.

In the entertainment space, every film or TV show is itself a small business startup. We love being at the intersection of creativity and entrepreneurship. We provide legal services outside the entertainment space as well, which you can find out more about on our Startup Law page.

KarolWilliams PC covers the entire spectrum of entertainment and media transactions. Our wide-ranging capabilities include the negotiation and drafting of: shopping agreements; option agreements; writer agreements; certificates of authorship; certificates of engagement; development agreements; life story rights agreement; director agreements; above-the-line and below-the-line agreements; actor agreements (including inclusion riders aka diversity riders); cast and crew agreements; guild and union agreements; producer agreements; production service agreements; negative pick-up agreements; licensing agreements; sales agency agreements; distribution agreements; international licensing agreements; collection account management agreements (CAMAs); tax incentive agreements; finance agreements; bridge loan agreements; mezzanine finance agreements; back-end compensation agreements; and much more.