Terms and Conditions

Last Modified: January 17, 2023

Limited Scope Representation
Producers Legal Program
Website Terms and Conditions

Acceptance of the Terms and Conditions
The following terms and conditions, together with our Privacy Policy (collectively, “Terms and Conditions”), govern Your access to and use of websites published by DeepFocus Entertainment Law PC (“DeepFocus”), including without limitation websites located at DeepFocusLaw.com and DeepFocus.law (collectively, the “Website”), including any content, functionality, and services offered on or through the Website.

If You subscribe to our Producers Legal Program (the “Program”), the additional Producers Legal Program terms and conditions below will also apply to You. If you engage DeepFocus for limited scope representation by purchasing one or more limited scope legal services, the additional Limited Scope Representation Terms and Conditions below will also apply to you.

Please read all of our Terms and Conditions carefully before You do one or more of the following: Use the Website, subscribe to the Program, or engage DeepFocus for limited scope representation. By using the Website, subscribing to the Program, engaging DeepFocus for limited scope representation, or all of the foregoing, You accept and agree to be bound and abide by the Terms and Conditions. If You do not agree to our Terms and Conditions, You must not access or use the Website, subscribe to the Program, or purchase limited scope representation.

Changes to our Terms and Conditions
DeepFocus may revise and update our Terms and Conditions from time to time in our sole discretion. All changes are effective immediately when posted. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of revised Terms and Conditions means that You accept and agree to the changes.

Producers Legal Program Terms and Conditions

Membership for Non- California or Oregon Residents
If You reside in a state other than California or Oregon, You may become a member of the Program at a discounted rate using the promo code FEDERAL when You purchase Your membership. DeepFocus will not provide such residents any legal advice except on matters governed by federal law, including without limitation copyrights, federal trademarks, and federal securities laws.

Attorney-Client Relationship
By subscribing to the Program, You will have an attorney-client relationship with DeepFocus. This attorney-client relationship will not be formed until You have made payment and will be limited to the Program Benefits described below. If You terminate Your membership in the Program, the attorney-client relationship will end.

Program Benefits
Your membership in the Program includes two attorney telephone conference sessions (each, a “Session”) on film and television law matters, film and television packaging, or both, per month. Each Session will be limited to 30 minutes. Because we must reserve available time for such sessions, any Session not used within a given month will not carry over to the following month. Sessions may be conducted by voice or video call. We may require that Sessions be scheduled in advance. The Program will not include representation in any litigation, trial or other judicial proceeding, arbitration, mediation, or any matter involving the practice of law other than entertainment law, such as family law, trust and estates law, or other non-entertainment practice areas. As a member of the Program, You will also receive, on all transactional entertainment law services for which You engage DeepFocus during Your membership, a 15% discount from the prevailing hourly or fixed rate then charged by DeepFocus for such services.

Additionally, Your membership in the Program includes consultation on film and television packaging, including without limitation advice regarding script consultation, talent attachments, project pitches, project budgets, and project marketing. DeepFocus does not guarantee that You will attach talent to or obtain financing or distribution for any project through or as a result of Your participation in the Program. By subscribing to the Program, You acknowledge and agree that DeepFocus is not a “Talent Agency” as defined under the California Talent Agencies Act, Cal. Lab. Code § 1700, and that no part of Your membership in the Program will be construed to involve procuring, attempting to procure, offering, or promising any employment or engagement to or for You.

Confidentiality of Information
All information given to DeepFocus in connection with Your participation in the Producers Legal Program will remain confidential except to the extent applicable Rules of Professional Conduct reasonably permit disclosure.

Producers Legal Program Fees
Fees charged for Your membership in the Program are a retainer paid to reserve attorney availability during the applicable period and are deemed earned when received. If You are a California resident, You may notify DeepFocus in writing of Your preference that such fees be deposited in our lawyer trust account until earned. Your payment method on file will be charged automatically at the beginning of the monthly or annual period applicable to Your subscription until Your membership is cancelled or terminated.

Producers Legal Program Eligibility
Membership in the Program is restricted to users who are at least 18 years of age. DeepFocus in its sole and absolute discretion may refuse Your membership in the Program for any reason, including without limitation any conflict of interest with any current or former client or DeepFocus attorney or other personnel.

No Guarantee
DeepFocus does not guarantee any results of Your participation in the Program.

Cancellation
You may cancel Your membership in the Program at any time by emailing contact@deepfocuslaw.com with Your request to cancel. DeepFocus may terminate Your membership in the Program at any time, for any reason.

Notice to California Residents Regarding Professional Liability Insurance
Under California Rule of Professional Conduct 1.4.2, DeepFocus is informing You in writing that it does not have California professional liability insurance.

Limited Scope Representation Terms and Conditions

Attorney-Client Relationship
By submitting payment for limited scope legal services (collectively, “Limited Scope Representation“) through the Website, You represent that You have read, understood, and agree to our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy and acknowledge that our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy apply to Your Limited Scope Representation. If you purchase Limited Scope Representation on behalf of a company or other legal entity, you represent that you have the authority to bind such entity and its affiliates to our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy, in which case the term “You” will refer to such entity and its affiliates. If You do not have such authority, or if You do not agree with our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy, You may not purchase Limited Scope Representation.

Attorney Conflict Check

Before Your request for Limited Scope Representation may be accepted, DeepFocus must confirm that that no conflicts of interest would prevent DeepFocus from representing you for the purpose of providing the Limited Scope Representation, and that such representation would comply with applicable attorney Rules of Professional Conduct prohibiting representation of clients outside a jurisdiction in which an attorney is licensed. If DeepFocus is unable to represent You because a conflict exists, You will not become a DeepFocus client, and Your payment will be refunded.

Scope of Services
As a Limited Scope Representation client, You will have an attorney-client relationship with DeepFocus. This attorney-client relationship will not be formed until You have made payment and will be limited to the specific services purchased. Services other than such purchased services are excluded from this representation, and You will not become a client of DeepFocus generally or with respect to any excluded services or related matters by purchasing Limited Scope Representation. You understand that limited representation is different from full service representation. “Full service representation” generally would include full investigation of the relevant facts, legal research, analysis of the issues, advice and counsel on all issues, negotiations with third parties, and documentation of any action taken. By contrast, a “limited representation” consists of general information and advice about certain legal issues only. If you wish to become a DeepFocus client for full-service representation or any services beyond those included in Your Limited Scope Representation, You must contact DeepFocus and explicitly negotiate a retention. The Website is not an invitation to form an attorney-client relationship for any additional services. Unless you and DeepFocus agree to form such an attorney-client relationship by entering into a separate written agreement, the Limited Scope Representation will end when DeepFocus performs the specific services purchased thereunder.

Confidentiality of Information
All information given to DeepFocus in connection with Limited Scope Representation will remain confidential except to the extent applicable Rules of Professional Conduct reasonably permit disclosure.

Limited Scope Representation Fees
Fees charged for Your Limited Scope Representation are a retainer paid to reserve attorney availability during the applicable period and are deemed earned when received. If You are a California resident, You may notify DeepFocus in writing of Your preference that such fees be deposited in our lawyer trust account until earned.

Limited Scope Representation Eligibility
Except as DeepFocus may agree in writing, You may not become a Limited Scope Representation client unless You are at least 18 years of age. DeepFocus in its sole and absolute discretion may refuse to represent You for any reason, including without limitation any conflict of interest with any current or former client or DeepFocus attorney or other personnel.

No Guarantee
DeepFocus does not guarantee any results of any Limited Scope Representation.

Notice to California Residents Regarding Professional Liability Insurance
Under California Rule of Professional Conduct 1.4.2, DeepFocus is informing You in writing that it does not have California professional liability insurance.

Website Terms and Conditions for all Users

Informational Purpose Only
Except as provided above for subscribers to the Program and Limited Scope Representation clients, Your use of the Website does not create an attorney-client relationship between You and DeepFocus or any DeepFocus attorney. The information and materials presented on or through the Website are intended for general informational purposes only and may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. Such information or materials are not intended to, and do not, constitute legal advice under any circumstance. DeepFocus does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such information and materials. Your use of such information or materials is entirely at Your own risk. You should not act or rely on such information or materials without seeking the advice of a competent attorney licensed to practice in Your jurisdiction. DeepFocus disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by You or any other visitor to the Website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents. The Website may include content provided by third parties. All statements expressed in such third-party content are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing such content and may not reflect the opinions of DeepFocus or any DeepFocus attorney or client. DeepFocus is not responsible or liable to You or any third party for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third party.

Use in Other Jurisdictions
DeepFocus practices law only in jurisdictions in which one or more DeepFocus attorneys is properly authorized to do so. DeepFocus does not seek to represent anyone in any jurisdiction where the Website does not comply or is in any way inconsistent with the rules governing communication of legal services in a particular state. Except as provided below for subscribers to our Producer’s Legal Program for whom representation is limited to matters subject to federal jurisdiction, DeepFocus is unwilling to assume the representation of clients from those states where the Website does not comply with State Bar requirements and where a client is generated as a result of such communication.

DeepFocus is based in the State of Oregon in the United States and provides the Website for use only by persons located in the United States. DeepFocus does not claim that the Website or any of its content is accessible or appropriate outside of the United States. Access to the Website may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If You access the Website from outside the United States, You do so on Your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

Intellectual Property Rights
The Website’s content and the selection, design, and arrangement thereof are owned by DeepFocus, its licensors, or other providers of such material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws. You are permitted to use the Website for Your internal, personal, non-commercial purposes only and provided that You maintain all copyright and other policies contained therein. You must not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store, or transmit any of the information or materials on the Website.

Prohibited Uses
You may use the Website only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. You may not use the Website:

  • In any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local, or international law or regulation (including without limitation any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the US or other countries);
  • To exploit, harm, or attempt to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information, or otherwise;
  • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertising or promotional material, including any “junk mail”, “chain letter”, “spam”, or any other similar solicitation;
  • To impersonate or attempt to impersonate DeepFocus or any other person or entity (including without limitation by using email addresses associated with any of the foregoing); or
  • To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone's use or enjoyment of the Website, or which, as determined by DeepFocus, may harm DeepFocus or users of the Website or expose one or more of them to liability.

Additionally, You may not:

  • Use the Website in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the Website or interfere with any other party’s use of the Website;
  • Use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, process, or means to access the Website for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on the Website;
  • Use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on the Website, or for any other purpose not expressly authorized in these Terms and Conditions, without the prior written consent of DeepFocus;
  • Use any device, software, or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Website;
  • Introduce any virus, Trojan horse, worm, logic bomb, or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful;
  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage, or disrupt any parts of the Website, the server on which the Website is stored, or any server, computer, or database connected to the Website;
  • Attack the Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack; or
  • Otherwise attempt to interfere with the Website’s proper operation.

Linking to the Website
You may provide links to the Website, provided that You do not remove or obscure, by framing or otherwise, the copyright notice or other notices on the Website, Your link does not suggest any form of association, approval, or endorsement with or by DeepFocus, and You discontinue providing links to the Website immediately upon request by DeepFocus.

The Website may provide certain social media features that enable You to send emails or other communications with certain content, or links to certain content, on the Website and cause limited portions of content on the Website to be displayed or appear to be displayed on Your own or certain third-party websites. You may use these features solely as they are provided by DeepFocus.

Links from the Website
The Website may contain links to other sites and resources provided by third parties. Such links are provided for Your convenience only. Links to such websites or resources do not imply any endorsement by DeepFocus. DeepFocus does not control the contents of such sites and resources and accepts no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from Your use of them. If You decide to access any of the third-party websites linked from the Website, You do so entirely at Your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites.

Information About You and Your Visits to the Website
All information that DeepFocus may collect on the Website is subject to our Privacy Policy. By using the Website, You consent to all actions taken by DeepFocus with respect to Your information in compliance with our Privacy Policy.

Severability
If any part of this Agreement is declared unenforceable or invalid, the remainder will continue to be valid and enforceable.

Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Venue
This Agreement, and any matter or dispute arising out of or related to its subject matter, will be governed, construed, and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California, irrespective of any conflict of law principles. You agree that any litigation arising under this Agreement will be brought and venued exclusively in Los Angeles, California, consent to the personal jurisdiction of these courts, and waive any objection that such venue is inconvenient or improper.

Arbitration
Any arbitration or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement, or the breach thereof, will be determined by arbitration administered by the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (“ICDR”) in accordance with ICDR International Arbitration Rules for Independent Film & Television Alliance (“IFTA”) Arbitrations effective as of the commencement of the arbitration. Any arbitration under this Agreement will be confidential except as information may be required in any judicial proceeding brought to enforce these arbitration provisions or any award rendered hereunder. Arbitration will be conducted before a single arbitrator in Los Angeles, California, familiar with entertainment law and may be conducted telephonically or by electronic means. The prevailing party in any arbitration will be entitled to recover all reasonable expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses and any ICDR fees and costs.