A transactional entertainment law practice designed for indie creators and producers.

From handling all business and legal affairs for a director’s self-financed first feature, to negotiating deals for technical talent supporting productions by HBO WarnerMedia and A24, to clearing chain of title and evaluating fair use issues to help documentary filmmakers tell compelling stories with smaller budgets, DeepFocus sees entertainment law through the lens of independent creative talent.

A deep focus shot refers to the cinematographer’s keeping everything in the scene from foreground to background in sharp focus. It’s an approach equally appropriate for the business and legal aspects of a production.

Based in Portland, DeepFocus is just a two-hour flight from Los Angeles and Hollywood: close enough to stay connected to the industry and the leading edge of entertainment law and just distant enough to stay connected to the needs of aspiring creators ready to break in. The future of entertainment is in the work of developing producers, screenwriters, directors, on-screen talent, digital media artists, and other content creators. The firm’s mission is to provide them sound attorney advice and entertainment business experience to protect intellectual property rights and prepare independent motion picture, scripted television, animation, and digital projects professionally for successful film financing, production, and distribution.

Assisting clients including live-action and animation film and television producers, authors, actors, models, and below-the-line artists of many kinds with clear explanations of complex business and legal concepts that are unique to the film and television industry. Negotiating deals cooperatively and documenting them efficiently through concise contracts and agreements. Increasing access to entertainment law representation with flexible fee structures and fixed price packages of entertainment attorney services.