|As an attorney, Dinah Perez lends her services
in the negotiation and drafting of various film industry agreements which
include: literary option/purchase and work for hire agreements; co-production,
joint venture, finance and distribution agreements; and production agreements
i.e., director, talent, music licensing . . . agreements. Ms. Perez
also functions as production counsel so that, in addition, to the aforementioned,
she functions as an intermediary between the filmmaker and the completion
bond company, banks, investors and distributors where applicable.
Last, but not least, Ms. Perez also helps her clients choose and form the
business entity more suited to their needs i.e., corporation, limited liability
company or partnership.
Ms.Perez, prior to becoming an attorney, was an investment
banker and the co-producer of two very low budget independent features.
Her practical knowledge of financing and producing is invaluable to her
film clients who include producers, directors, writers, actors, talent
agencies, composers and management companies.
Ms. Perez is in private practice due to her interest in representing independent filmmakers. She works on a sliding scale and, sometimes, contingency basis. She offers prospective clients a free half hour consultation. Please contact her directly if you have questions or wish to schedule an appointment.