Ann Brigid Clark focuses her practice on transactional entertainment, media and intellectual property matters, including the representation of independent motion picture and scripted and unscripted television production companies, digital media companies, financiers, independent producers, showrunners, writers, directors, artists, musicians and on-screen talent in connection with all aspects of development, production, distribution, promotion and exploitation of motion picture, television, new media, print and music projects.
Ann brings a unique and comprehensive perspective to her practice, having begun her career as an entertainment litigator, and, later, as production counsel for motion picture studios. She often acts in the capacity of an outside business affairs advisor for her clients, structuring and negotiating motion picture finance agreements, the acquisition of rights, first look agreements, merchandising, music licensing, and book publishing agreements.
Ann counsels clients on union and guild matters, licensing, intellectual property rights, and clearance issues. She also counsels sports and entertainment clients with respect to Internet, new media and other promotional, marketing and branding activities. In addition, she has deep experience as production counsel for numerous independent motion pictures with budgets ranging from $2 million to $200 million, and for scripted and unscripted television projects including game shows, competition-based shows and dramatic series, having drafted and negotiated hundreds of agreements with above and below-the-line talent, financiers, bond companies, unions and guilds.