Media and Entertainment
We advise clients in the entertainment, sports and media industries regarding tax matters and structuring unique to their activities. We structure arrangements for complex international concert tours of high-profile artists and advise on matters relating to residency, income characterization, sourcing of income among concert locations and achieving global tax efficiency. We assist clients in obtaining central withholding agreements with the IRS for their U.S. touring activity. We provide structuring and tax advice for theatrical and motion picture production and financing, including compensatory and non-compensatory equity participations. We advise athletes and artists regarding taxation and structuring for endorsement, sponsorship and licensing arrangements.