Jonathan A. Ehrlich

Jonathan A. Ehrlich, Partner

Email: jehrlich@gispc.com
Direct Line: 212-554-0407
Fax Line: 212-554-0444
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Jonathan A. Ehrlich

Jonathan’s practice encompasses all areas of entertainment law, with a primary focus on the publishing, film/tv, music and digital/interactive media industries.  His extensive experience practicing in multiple areas within the entertainment and media industries as a whole provide him with a broad perspective and versatility that are highly valued by the firm’s clients. Jonathan’s practice is primarily transaction-based and includes representing and advising authors, writers, performers, on-camera talent, producers, recording artists, songwriters, celebrities, chefs, designers, executive employees, television production companies, media companies, financiers, websites, app developers, toy companies, book publishers and magazine publishers in connection with all aspects of their activities, services, and projects in the entertainment and media industries.

Representative Transactions

  • Represented authors in negotiation of book publishing, co-publishing, distribution and joint venture agreements with major U.S. and foreign-based book publishers for fiction and non-fiction books by various prominent public figures, novelists, journalists, politicians, entertainers, celebrities, athletes, medical experts, scientists, diet and fitness specialists, financial experts, celebrity chefs, children’s book authors, photographers, comedians, business executives, non-profit organizations and independent book and magazine publishers;
  • Represented tv/web production and distribution company in the negotiation of client’s joint venture and equity financing agreement with leading European telecom/internet service provider for expansion of client’s business;
  • Represented television production company in negotiation of broadcast license agreement with leading satellite television network for carriage of client’s block of television programming;
  • Represented toy company in the negotiation of catalog license agreements with major record labels and music publishers for interactive uses of their recordings and songs in clients’ award winning line of interactive toy products;
  • Represented toy company in the negotiation of agreement with leading independent motion picture producer for production of a major motion picture based on character of one of client’s toy products;
  • Represented television production company in negotiation of trademark license agreement with pre-eminent newspaper publishing company for use of one of its marks in title/branding of client’s news magazine program;
  • Represented celebrities in negotiation of agreements to host cable television and daytime syndicated television series;
  • Represented television production companies in negotiation of production services agreements with cable networks and agreements with talent;
  • Represented recording and performing artists in negotiation of exclusive merchandising license agreements and exclusive concert tour promotion agreements;
  • Represented celebrities in endorsement, sponsorship and branded merchandising licensing agreements;
  • Represented recording artists and independent record companies in the negotiation of recording, licensing and record distribution agreements with major and leading independent U.S. and international record company labels and distributors;
  • Represented songwriters in negotiation of co-publishing, sub-publishing and administration agreements with major and leading independent music publishers;
  • Represented websites in negotiation of agreements for development and production of branded entertainment content.

Education

  • Wesleyan University (B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 1975) Phi Beta Kappa
  • George Washington University (J.D., 1981)

Languages

  • Fluent French

Bar Admissions

  • New York