Business Affairs

The following is an abbreviated list of the services that we have provided to clients

State of Louisiana, City of New Orleans and other Municipalities and Parishes (Counties)
Liaison with Governor’s office of Economic Development
Liaison with Governor’s office of Film Television and Economic Development
Liaison with Mayor of New Orleans office of economic development and office of film and television
Liaison with the film and economic development offices of municipalities and parishes across the state

Corporate Law
Establishing the appropriate Louisiana Corporate entity
State certification of production (a requirement to benefit from Louisiana tax incentives)
Drafting of Louisiana specific By-laws or operating agreements

Louisiana Tax Credit Incentives
Advice and counsel on maximizing the utilization of the different tax incentives
Advice and counsel on negotiating purchase of the tax credits
Advice and counsel on creating the necessary tri-party agreement(s)
State certification of production (a requirement to benefit from Louisiana tax incentives)

Financing
Negotiation with investors
Advice and counsel on securing Completion bond
Liaison with local financial institutions
Negotiation of gap financing
Negotiation of product placements

Intellectual Property
Acquisition of rights
Chain of title
Errors and omissions insurance application preparation
Music clearance and negotiation of rights

Distribution
Advice and counsel on securing domestic distribution
Advice and counsel on securing foreign distribution
Negotiation of distribution agreements

Locations
Negotiation for use of locations both privately held and publicly held
Location clearance

Labor
Interaction with guilds and unions
Preparation of deal memos
Prep of crew memos
All contractual relations with above and below line talent
Negotiations with ancillary service providers
Interaction with payroll services