#1 Entertainment lawyer

Entertainment lawyers provide counsel to animation and live action producers, studios, as well as directors, writers and on-camera talent, artists and companies involved in all areas of the entertainment industry, including film, radio, television, music and publishing.

 

Areas of Expertise

Entertainment law is an extensive field spanning multiple legal disciplines. Entertainment lawyers are versed in the areas of:

  • Production legal and business affairs
  • Contract law and negotiation
  • Production and Errors and Omissions Insurance
  • Music rights and royalties
  • Publicity and privacy rights
  • Guild, employment and labor issues
  • General corporate legal issues
  • Production Financing and tax credits
  • International Co-Productions and CRTC Co-Ventures
  • Intellectual property and copyright issues
  • Publishing and distribution matters
  • Marketing, advertising, promotion and publicity matters

 

Highest paid positions

The entertainment industry remains one of the world’s top revenue streams, and the sheer amount of content produced each year makes it possible to make a living performing a number of industry-related jobs.

 

Despite the sizable box office receipts brought in each year, only a handful of positions pay a proportionate salary to the net profit a project earns. Some of the highest paying entertainment jobs include directors, producers, screenwriters, art directors, CG artists and animators, editors, reporters, business owners, reporters, and animal trainers. Many of the figures in this article are base salaries according to union guidelines, so the amount one can expect to earn for a similar role is negotiable and not guaranteed.