Laverne Berry is an entertainment and media business affairs attorney. She was... more
Laverne Berry is an entertainment and media business affairs attorney. She was admitted to the bar in 1996 after having worked as a television producer and media business executive for 18 years. As an attorney, she represents on-air talent, independent producers, television and film production companies and cable networks. Her clients have earned numerous awards, including prestigious film fest... view profile
I am an avid runner. I have run several marathons and a few ultramarathons. This... more
I am an avid runner. I have run several marathons and a few ultramarathons. This fall I will be competing in the New York City Marathon and the Philadelphia Marathon and I hope to take a shot at the Leadville 100 Trail Run in Leadville, Colorado this coming August. If you want a lawyer that can go the distance, I am your man!
Entertainment lawyers provide services to the entertainment industry, including film, music, television, theater, publishing, visual arts, and multimedia. They also represent sports stars and other celebrities. Entertainment lawyers negotiate and write contracts, deal with intellectual property issues, and practice employment and labor law. For example, entertainment lawyers negotiate and document film stars' compensation, musicians' recording contracts, and authors' publication deals, as well as movie distribution and rights. If you are an entertainer planning to package your talent for profit, an entertainment lawyer will help you navigate the trade.