Entertainment Law

ENTERTAINMENT LAW

Vogler Law Offices, PC offers full-service entertainment law and production counsel, including assistance with co-production and distribution agreements, talent, labor, finance and completion bond agreements.

We can also assist production companies in accessing local production tax incentives around the globe.

BRAZIL FILM/TV CO-PRODUCTIONS

Having contacts throughout Brazil, Vogler Law Offices, PC is a unique boutique law firm with both California licensed and Brazil licensed attorneys. We can handle the joint U.S. - Brazil law aspects of co-productions, especially where a company is subject to Brazil’s complicated tax and import laws.

FOREIGN CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT (FCPA) AND HOLLYWOOD

It is critically important that U.S. entertainment companies operating abroad develop comprehensive FCPA compliance programs or face significant liability, including DOJ and SEC Prosecution.

As Hollywood looks to emerging market countries for new sources of revenue, where corruption and bribery can be an expect means of doing business, they run a significant risk of violating the FCPA and may face substantial criminal and civil liability. It is important that each company take an honest look at their foreign business practices and assess the FCPA liability they may face.

Published Work

Published works

Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, September 2013: "Foreign Practices. U .S. Entertainment Companies Operating Abroad Need to Develop Comprehensive Plans to Avoid FCPA Violations" by Michael Vogler, Esq LA_LAWYER_SEPT_2013.pdf

Vogler Law Offices, PC can help you: 

  • Analyze your company's risk of an FCPA violation.
  • Educate your team about the FCPA and your compliance obligations.
  • Develop a comprehensive set of policies, procedures, and controls to comply with the FCPA, or mitigate possible accrued liability.
  • Implement your FCPA compliance program effectively and professionally, in the U.S. and at any foreign location where you may be doing business or are in production.