Longtime lawyer Eric Farber launched Creators’ Legal, an online platform that offers contract templates and other negotiation tools designed for content creators.
The website offers a range of industry standard contracts, as well as the ability to sign and store agreements in a âdigital briefcaseâ. Contracts are written by content and media lawyers and are aimed at filmmakers, musicians, social influencers and content creators, podcasters and live theater. Users have access to a form builder where they can enter information relevant to their needs and then use the platform to send the contract for signature.
Currently, Creators’ Legal has contracts available for Podcast Sponsorship, Podcast Guest Releases, Talent Agreements, Movie Publisher Agreements, Director Agreements, Options, Localization License, beats purchase agreements, influence agreements, photographers and social media brand ambassadors. New contracts will continue to be added to the site.
âNever before in history has it been so easy to be a content creator,â said Farber, who has represented clients in the entertainment and sports as well as workers’ compensation cases by the through its Oakland-based Farber & Co. and Pacific Workers companies. âAll you really need is an idea, social tracking and a smartphone. This is evident by the explosion of self-publishing, podcasts, influencer videos and web series uploaded to social and video-sharing platforms and the prediction that the content creator industry is expected to reach. $ 300 billion over the next few years. What has not kept pace is the affordability and ease with which content creators can protect their rights and interests. Traditional avocados aren’t only incredibly expensive, they just can’t keep pace with the needs, challenges, and rapidly changing business models of today’s content creators.
Legal offers from creators three levels of access to legal documents, ranging from $ 10 to $ 40 per month. Students and faculty members of Creative Arts programs will receive a 90% discount. Farber called it an “entertainment-lawyer-in-a-box” service.
âOur plan is to have Creators’ Legal in the hands of every independent creator, production company and social media agency so that we can streamline the creation process,â said Farber.
Creators’ Legal’s advisory board includes Eric Wilker, longtime director of Warner Bros. of Wilker Media Group, Andrew Arruda of Ross Intelligence, Charles Michael Yim of Sync.VC, Michael Mogil of Crisp Video and talent manager Kenn Henmann. Partners to date include bio link provider Beacons and the Startpack business registration platform.