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Arts & Entertainment Law

Arts & Entertainment LawHrbek Law represents filmmakers, publishers, writers, photographers, TV producers, independent record labels, recording artists, composers, -- anyone involved in the arts and entertainment industry.  No matter what kind of deal is on the table:

- We work with you to make sure that your business model is properly reflected in the agreements that you present to the people with whom you will be working.  A form from the Internet is unlikely to provide you with the specific protection that you need.

- We give you a line-by-line explanation of the contract, and suggest customized clauses that can be added to help you accomplish your business and career goals. 

- We help you keep ownership of your work, making sure you understand what rights you are giving away before you sign.

- We help you maximize your creative opportunities, adding terms that give you financial reward, creative control and greater exposure.

- We protect your business relationships, by doing the (sometimes) dirty work of negotiating the terms of the contract.  You are then free to focus on your craft, and to maintain positive relationships with your team. 

Hrbek Law.  Where Art and Business Meet.

Client Reviews
"Deborah is smart, pragmatic and forthright" Townes, Filmmaker.
"Deborah has the unique ability to present an 'ask' in a way that is undeniably clear and justified. She has fundamentally changed the way I approach my valuation in the industry by removing the 'cringe factor' from discussions around compensation. She brings a charming touch of grace to negotiations representing my company's value and supporting its reputation while simultaneously securing fair and equitable compensation. Don, TV Producer / Showrunner.
"Deborah made a confusing and painful process understandable and linear. We could not have asked for a better lawyer." Podcast Production Team.
"Deborah makes reviewing legal documents so easy. I know she always has my best interests at heart. It's a pleasure working with her." Melissa, Executive Director of artist not-for-profit organization.
"Deborah is simply amazing. She is a master at protecting her clients. She will protect you and always have your back. I am so lucky to have found her." Warren, TV Series Writer & Creator.