The Firm caters to a wide array of clients in the music, motion picture, television, digital media and publishing industries. Whether you are a veteran or just starting out, Wakhisi | Douglas can help you navigate and manage your entertainment career and business. We provide clients with the dedicated, business-oriented legal advice needed to thrive in today’s multi-disciplined, multimedia entertainment marketplace.

Film & Television Legal Services:

We provide legal advice to writers, directors, producers, managers, agents, production, financing and distribution companies in the film, television and interactive media sectors. From drafting and negotiating performer, writer and producer agreements to complex television and film financing and distribution deals, our entertainment lawyers cover virtually every aspect of the business. We are particularly committed to the representation of independent filmmakers and production companies — assisting these companies as they transition from smaller entities to major players

  • Film Tax Credit & Financing Agreements
  • Film & TV Production Contracts
  • SAG-AFTRA Talent Contracts
  • Talent Management & Agent Contracts
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Fair Use Legal Opinions
  • ​Depiction & Location Releases
  • Clearances & Licensing
  • Screenwriter & Director Contracts
  • Adaptation Agreements
  • Option Purchase Agreements
  • Life Story Rights Agreements
  • Collaboration Agreements
  • Broadcaster & Host Agreements
  • Reality Television Talent & Production Agreements
  • Formation of Partnerships, Corporations & LLC’s
Music Legal Services:

Wakhisi | Douglas helps to shape and grow the careers of independent record companies, management companies, publishing companies, producers and songwriters. Our team drafts and negotiates record, publishing, producer, management, distribution, touring, merchandising, corporate sponsorship, licensing and Internet agreements. We consult with producers and songwriters, as well as record and publishing companies, regarding their financing, entertainment and Internet strategies and the protection of their intellectual property rights.

  • Formation of Partnerships, Corporations & LLC’s
  • Music Production Agreements
  • Management Contracts
  • 360 Deals
  • Music Video Production Contracts
  • Side Artist Agreements
  • Publishing Contracts
  • Music Licensing Agreements
  • Merchandising Agreements
  • Co-Publishing Agreements
  • Participation Agreements
  • Administration Agreements
  • Live Performance Deals
  • Copyright Registration & Enforcement
  • Personal Appearance Deals
  • Songwriting Contracts
  • Cease & Desist Notices
Literary Legal Services:

We have many years of experience representing clients in both traditional print and online/new media publishing. Our team draws on a wide range of experience and resources to assist our literary and publishing clients with virtually any legal need that may arise, from corporate transactions and contractual matters to dispute resolution. Wakhisi | Douglas supports our literary clients with honing their crafts, building and exploiting their brands, and identifying new markets for their goods and services.

  • Co-Author and Illustrator Agreements
  • Literary Purchase Agreements
  • Formation of Partnerships, Corporations & LLC’s
  • Author-Agent Agreements
  • Author-Publisher Agreements
  • New Media Rights
  • Collaboration Agreements
  • Permissions, Releases & Consents
  • Licensing, Transfer & Assignments
  • Defamation, Privacy & Publicity Rights
  • Self-Publishing
  • Trademark & Copyright Protection
  • Work-for-Hire Agreements
  • Internet & Digital Distribution Agreements
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Merchandising Agreements