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Steven M. Kalb, P.C. is counsel to directors, writers, producers, animators, post production vendors, financiers, production companies and sales and distribution companies and he advises his clients on a broad range of entertainment law matters including:

Legal Services


  • Option/Purchase agreements

  • Life story rights agreements

  • Chain of title review

  • Writer agreements


  • Representation of both lenders and borrowers in production lending transactions

  • Representing recipients of tax credits and other government subsidies

  • Co-financing agreements

  • Private equity investment agreements

  • Completion bonds


  • Co-production, joint venture and partnership agreements

  • Actor, director, producer and executive producer agreements

  • Actor and director escrow agreement

  • Production agreements and other matters, including:

    • Location agreements

    • Clearances and clearance agreements

    • Guild signatory agreements

    • Guild compliance

    • Production services agreements

    • Department head agreements

    • Product placement agreements

    • Applications for errors and omissions and production Insurance


  • Domestic distribution agreements

  • Foreign sales agency agreements

  • Domestic sales agency agreements

  • International licensing directly to foreign distributors


Business Affairs Services

  • Consult with clients to structure offers for development, production, financing and distribution transactions

  • Negotiate offers with agents, managers and opposing counsel

341 Beirut Avenue      Pacific Palisades, California 90272      (310) 454-5700

  • Special Concentration in Independent Movies

  • Options and Acquisition of Rights

  • Movie and Television Production Counsel

  • Movie Finance

  • Domestic and International Movie Distribution

  • Talent Representation

  • Bank Finance Opinions of Counsel

  • Chain of Title Review

  • Rights and Clearances

  • Visual Effects Counsel


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