Clifford Lo, Esq., and the Law Offices of Clifford Lo serve as Of Counsel to Kalmansohn & Andersen, LLP. Mr. Lo assists producers, production and distribution companies, screenwriters, directors, actors, composers, and other entertainment industry personnel with transactional matters related to film, video, television, new media, film music, and other forms of entertainment. These matters may involve: copyright issues regarding film rights to books and other properties; option and purchase agreements for treatments, scripts, and life stories; development matters such as producer attachments and collaborator and writer agreements; establishment of partnerships, corporations, and LLCs; ‘private placement’ equity financing paperwork; ‘production legal’, such as talent and crew deals, vendor and location agreements, and music and other clearances; international co-productions; and distribution deals, including agreements with producers reps and sales agents. Mr. Lo first cut his teeth in the industry as in-house counsel at The Walt Disney Company for six years, where he advised Disney’s international distribution divisions on intellectual property matters, talent deals, and production- and post-production- related matters.
Mr. Lo’s Disney experience included film, video, television, records, consumer products, videogames, internet, theme parks, and other media.
In 2002 Mr. Lo transitioned into private practice, as the principal of Law Offices of Clifford Lo. He now uses his transactional studio background to benefit the careers of emerging filmmakers, screenwriters, and others in the entertainment business, both in the US and abroad. Clifford Lo is licensed as an attorney by the states of Massachusetts (inactive) and California (active).
Clifford Lo studied Economics and Political Science at Yale University, and obtained the legal degree of Juris Doctor (J.D.) at Boston College Law School.
International Experience and Languages:
While based at Disney headquarters in Burbank, California, Mr. Lo focused upon Latin America and Asia for three years, then for the next three years worked on Western & Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, and the Middle East. For two of those years he was based at Disney’s offices in London, England.
Due to his international experience at Disney, as well as longstanding personal ties to both Europe and Asia, Mr. Lo is available to assist foreign-based production companies and talent who want to do business with ‘Hollywood’ and/or develop a regional or international film presence. He can also assist US-based producers and talent doing films either in the US or in foreign locations or with foreign partners.
Mr. Lo provides his legal services in English, but is fluent in French and German and has a basic knowledge of Italian and of Mandarin Chinese.
Mr. Lo may be reached via:
Kalmansohn & Andersen, LLP or at the Law Offices of Clifford Lo Both addresses are: 1801 Century Park East, Suite 2400 Los Angeles, CA 90067 USA Tel.: +1 310 918-8036 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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