• Entertainment Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Production Counsel
  • Rights & Clearances
  • Domestic & International Film Licensing
  • Employment Agreements
  • Film Finance
  • Talent Representation


Stutz Law Corp. (“SLC”) is a transactional law firm with a specific focus and expertise in entertainment law.  Dan Stutz’s numerous years as a business & legal affairs executive at top tier independent film companies provides the firm with first hand knowledge and expertise in all areas of development, production, financing and distribution.  We offer skilled representation to actors, directors, writers, producers, executives, as well as production companies.  SLC advises its clients on a broad spectrum of entertainment law matters including in the following areas:

Acquisition and development of literary properties
  • Option/Purchase agreements
  • Quitclaims
  • Life story rights acquisitions
  • Clearances
  • Chain of title review
  • Writer agreements
  • First look agreements
  • Representation of borrowers in senior secured production lending transactions
  • Tax credits/government subsidies
  • Co-financing agreements
  • Private equity investments
  • Actor, director, producer, executive producer and performer agreements
  • Location agreements
  • Guild compliance
  • Production services agreements
  • Completion bonds
  • Key crew agreements
  • Product placement
  • Insurance
  • Domestic distribution agreements with major and mini-major studios
  • Foreign sales agency agreements
  • Domestic sales representation agreements
  • International licensing directly to foreign distributors