Protecting Your Dreams

Before You Sign on the Dotted Line.

Added on by Gamal Hennessy.

by Gamal Hennessy

When an artist, writer or other creative person gets a contract from a publishing or distribution company, it can be a confusing and stressful situation. Many artists work for years, dreaming of the day when a large company is ready to give them a contract, but very few of them understand the language in contracts and how that language will affect their ownership of their creation or the money they can make. This is the point where an artist needs professional advice from someone who understands how contracts are written.

This is the service that I provide. The main specialty of C3 is providing legal analysis of contracts for artists and creators. I break down and explain each paragraph of the contract in straightforward terms, so you can make an informed business decision on what conditions you can and can't agree to. This will give you the confidence you need to discuss the agreement with your potential business partner and sign a contract that protects your rights and puts you in a position to profit from your creativity now and in the future.

There is a long list of creators in music, publishing, television and film who signed away all the rights to their original work because they didn't understand the contracts they signed. The analysis I provide is designed to prevent that. Of course, there are many situations where the main goal of the artist is upfront payment or exposure. There are times when you might be willing to accept a deal that is not set up in your favor. But even in those cases, it is better to know what you are signing and how it will affect your rights and income going forward.

A C3 review will give you that.

If this is something you are interested in, please leave a comment below or contact me at gamalhennessy@gmail.com and we can set up a free call to discuss the specifics of your situation.

Best

Gamal

PLEASE NOTE: THIS BLOG POST IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR LEGAL ADVICE. IF YOU HAVE A LICENSING OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ISSUE, DISCUSS IT WITH YOUR LEGAL ADVISOR OR CONTACT C3 AT gamalhennessy@gmail.com FOR A FREE CONSULTATION.