A particular specialization of our firm consists in the area of Media Employment Law, particularly in the following sectors:
- Film and television production
- Software and computer games
- The press and publishing
- Theatre and music production
We provide mediation advice in complicated and delicate legal disputes within the media industry. This includes, among others, the provision of legal advice on Employment Law for film productions, the termination of employment relationships with so-called “Tendenzträger”, i.e. people working on the show (e.g. journalists, editors, anchormen, film makers, creative directors) as well as with acting talent. This also involves legal representation before Employment Tribunals, Higher Labor Courts, the Federal Labor Court, as well as Arbitration Boards.
We likewise assist clients in drafting employment agreements with authors, in status procedures with insurance and the social security institutions, as well as creating working time models.