Entertainment Lawyers

OpenLegal provides experienced legal services to the arts, media, and entertainment industries. We understand that Australia’s creative industries require solid legal advice, and service that is commercially relevant and cost effective. 

We work with leading creatives and innovators, assisting them with work across a different legal areas, provided with an industry focus:

  • Intellectual property – trademarks, designs, copyright, confidential information
  • Licensing issues
  • Commercial contracts
  • Corporate structures
  • Financing
  • Employment law
  • Production
  • Litigation
  • Debt recovery

The Arts requires legal skills across a range of disciplines. That’s where our team can really excel.

Intellectual property

IP is crucial to all media, and protecting it is a significant aspect of the work we perform. The range of issues includes work across the trademark registration process, registering designs, copyright, confidential information, non disclosure agreements (NDAs), brand protection, trademark protection, international IP issues.

Commercial contracts

Drafting or reviewing commercial contracts, including production agreements, management agreements, licensing agreements, publisher agreements, enforcing contracts, disputes over contracts, and more. 


We can advise on structuring finance for the funding of film, tv, theatre productions.

Corporate structures

Advice on the best way to structure business, joint ventures, companies and mergers.

Employment law

From full time employment, to casual, to subcontractors, we can guide you through the complexities of Australia’s employment law framework. 


Whether you need defending, or wish to intialiate a claim, we can litigate for you at all levels of the Australian court system, including tribunals such as NCAT, the AAT etc.