NFL Agent

Athlete privacy and the transparency of their injuries When top defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul blew off a chunk of his hand in a fireworks incident last summer, he may have changed how the media looks at athlete privacy.  Lawsuit asks whether athletes’ medical records are private  Is an [...]

Entertainment Law

Spinoffs in reality television Reality television has been innovative and entertaining over the years, but the genre has also developed some habits. One of them is a tendency to indulge in spinoffs. If you’re starring in a reality TV program, there’s a chance you too could end up [...]

NFL Agent

Medical marijuana use in the NFL Each NFL offseason, various storylines surface. This year, of course, Deflategate continues to be a topic of conversation. However, another, more unique, plot has emerged: medical marijuana use.  Player pushes for medical marijuana acceptance  Eugene Monroe, [...]

Entertainment Law

Navigating through life after being on reality tv Starring on reality television is not for everyone. It is important to remember that part of the reason why is the transition to the public life and how participants are legally allowed to handle it. Allison Barnard, a wellness coach for reality [...]

Entertainment Law

An emerging trend: Reality TV crowdfunding Reality television programs developed by large production companies have saturated the TV lineup. However, the internet and crowdfunding services have opened new doors for unscripted hopefuls – reality tv crowdfunding could be the next big thing [...]

Sports Law

The NFL’s Disability Payment Plans Football is a dangerous sport, however, the degree of risk is somewhat mitigated by the fact that disability payment plans exist for former players.  Athletes get hurt often, and the sport of football is no exception to this. Numerous players have seen [...]

Entertainment Law

Capitalizing on Your Reality TV Stardom Reality television stardom is just the beginning for many people. There are plenty of ways to leverage a TV appearance. Unlike actors in scripted TV shows, those in unscripted programs are not unionized. As a result, their salaries aren’t always as [...]

Entertainment Law

As the Cuban embargo dissolves, more filmmakers are shooting in Cuba Slowly, but surely, the Cuban borders are opening to U.S. citizens for various purposes – in this particular case, it is due to the lifting of the Cuban embargo. Filmmakers have taken a particular interest in the island [...]

Entertainment Law

What’s the deal with reality tv background checks? One thing any NFL agent, player, reporter or even casual observer can tell you about the league’s draft is it is defined by extensive background vetting. Reality television producers employ a similar strategy to ensure their cast [...]