With their in-house experience and responsiveness, Richard Marks & Associates can fill the void when entertainment companies (e.g., ITV, MRC, Starz, Circle of Confusion, and Village Roadshow) would rather outsource legal and business affairs work than hire additional in house staff. They are the legal and business affairs professionals entertainment companies rely on to seamlessly fill in for as long as needed to close and document deals with their unique knowledge of industry custom and practice. With their combined experience of handling thousands of deals for hundreds of productions from scripted to unscripted, Richard Marks & Associates gets the job done correctly in an efficient and timely manner knowing that the agreements are not law review articles to be perseverated over but rather blueprints to get talent working to serve their client’s business objectives.
This same experience allows Richard Marks & Associates to assist creative individuals in navigating the offers and contracts that come their way for TV, film, animation, and digital projects along with publishing, executive employment, merchandising, personal appearances, and endorsement opportunities in order to close the most favorable terms for each of the four pillars of every deal: Time, Money, Rights, & Credit. And many established artists also come to Richard Marks & Associates as an alternative to “percentage” fee representation. RM&A’s “hourly” model can save significant amounts of money that would otherwise be paid on a percentage arrangement. Notwithstanding, RM&A will also consider non-hourly engagements, e.g., percentages, flat fees, and retainers.