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Mr. Marovich’s intellectual property and contracting experience, two areas of primary concern for entertainment professionals, provides a benefit for his clients.
Mr. Marovich works with entertainment professionals such as:
Coming from a family of entertainers (he too has acted on stage and camera), it’s not a stretch to say that the entertainment business is “in his blood,” which gives him familiarity with the unique needs and desires of people involved in the entertainment business.
In addition to biological connections, Mr. Marovich has interacted on a routine basis with several professional organizations, including the Phoenix Chapter of the National Association of Record Industry Professionals, Arizona Songwriters Association, the Phoenix Chapter of the Independent Feature Project, Jazz In Arizona, Inc., Entertainment Law Student Association at the Arizona State University College of Law, and the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame, Inc., where he serves as legal counsel. In addition, he is a former volunteer and executive staff member of the Phoenix Film Festival.
Among his clients are the actor whose short film was selected by the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, the photographer whose work was featured at the Phoenix Herberger Theatre, the producer whose film has been featured on Starz, the band who sold music to MTV’s programming division, the songwriter whose songs were used in several feature films, the largest publisher and distributor of gun-law books in America, the company that provides products and services to women who carry firearms for self defense, and the wordsmith whose feature article has graced the cover of the collector’s issue of Desert Living Magazine.
The fundamentals are the same for organization of business entities, but entertainment industry companies and contracts are more concerned with issues like intellectual property rights, royalty payments, joint authorship agreements, sharing profits, credits, rights of publicity, licensing, inventory, author’s publishing agreements, and unique situations related to non-traditional business arrangements, such as protection of ideas.
Some of the areas in which Mr. Marovich can assist you: