FILM, MUSIC, TELEVISION AND ENTERTAINMENT LAW

William L. Whitacre & Associates, P.A.

Knoxville Film Festival 2015 Workshop

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WORLD WIDE  SHOWBIZLAW EMPHASIS

Bill participating in Full Sail University's Legal Issues in the Entertainment Industry Panel with Host Cassie Willard and Attorneys Shannon Ligon and Tom Player

Some of the Team of 33, The Story of Hope,  in Jerusalem, Israel at the Film Office.

   25th Anniversary theatrical re-release of the now cult hit  film Miami Connection.

Bill at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

 over 30 years working in showbiz
 HELPING YOU BUILD A  FOUNDATION FOR SUCCESS

Miami Connection, the film in the picture above, was the first film I ever worked on, in the late 1980s.  In 2014 after the film was re-released by Drafthouse Films for its 25th year anniversary it became an instant cult hit, and was profitable in its first quarterly accounting!  With today's digital data management and worldwide communication I have fully represented films shot in Hong Kong, Vancouver, and Sarajevo from development through distribution without having to go on location. Technology allows me to  travel as necessary,  and still have time  to  build new relationships and  start exciting new film and music projects.


Your creativity is the foundation of your film, music, book, or other project.  The business part of "showbiz' is extremely complicated.   I help you analyze and address the pitfalls of creative collaboration, and understand that  since ideas cannot be copyrighted, it is important to express your creativity with unique detail. You need to know how to protect your intellectual property,  build a solid business foundation, "brand" your production company, and surround yourself with experienced professionals. When I become a part of your team  I advise you of specific strategies  to meet your goals  and protect your creative vision.