Dane Johnson

Dane is a transactional entertainment lawyer focused on film, scripted television, and digital media content. He represents narrative and documentary producers, directors, production companies, on-screen talent, and other creators in an array of business and legal affairs matters.

On behalf of his clients, he has negotiated with companies including A24, WarnerMedia/HBO, ShadowMachine, and Palatin Media. He is an entertainment attorney experienced in realizing and documenting creative deals and protecting the intellectual property of creative talent.

Admitted to practice in California and Oregon, Dane’s entertainment law experience includes transactions from development through delivery of the final project, structuring new business entities, advising on literary property acquisitions and other copyright matters, and film finance. He also counsels trademark clients with guidance on choosing, searching, and registering trademarks as well as safely using them onscreen.

Dane enables creative talent to produce more work while avoiding legal problems by providing full-service legal representation and experienced industry perspective. With a creative background including an undergraduate degree in Advertising from California‘s prestigious Art Center College of Design, he brings an invaluable creative perspective to legal issues affecting independent creators.


Publications

Statute of Anne-imals: Should Copyright Protect Sentient Non-Human Creators?, 15 Animal L. 15 (2008).
Cages, Clinics, and Consequences: The Chilling Problems of Controlling Special-Interest Extremism, 86 Or. L. Rev. 249 (2008).


Court Admissions

United States District Court for the District of Oregon