About Us

Welcome to Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo. For over fifty years, we have represented clients involved in the entertainment industry. Our attorneys have extensive experience in motion pictures (features and documentaries), television (scripted and non-scripted), literary publishing, live theater, music publishing and recording, performing arts, copyright, first amendment matters, branded entertainment and digital media and corporate law relating to entertainment. Our diverse clientele includes corporations ranging in size from Fortune 500 companies to start-up enterprises as well as individuals; it comprises producers, directors, performers, authors, journalists, on-air talent, public and commercial television entities, record labels, publishers, and presenters of opera and classical music performances. The firm also represents numerous high-level executives in negotiations with their corporate employers.

In addition to our wide-ranging work in traditional entertainment areas, our attorneys also handle a broad spectrum of projects involving the cutting edge of new technologies. They lecture extensively, act as professors at area law schools and as advisors to not for profit entities, and write regularly about the field of entertainment law. Our attorneys are passionate about their work, attentive, responsive, collaborative and client-oriented. They also strive to be efficient and cost-effective while providing the highest quality of legal services.