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From the inception of every representation, Film & Ink aims to establish rapport with our clients, with an eye toward learning their goals, concerns, and overall business. The result is that we become an extension of the client, part of their team. Our clients – from leading studios to independent producers to individual talent – can attest that a team relationship tailored to their specific needs and resources leads to effective and efficient legal representation.
Since its founding in 2005, Film & Ink has represented top entertainment industry clients on numerous television, feature film, music, digital media, home entertainment and consumer products matters. The firm is led by Natasha Mandich and Trisha Gum who envisioned a legal collective that could deliver world-class legal services as part of the client’s team, achieving client goals through compelling advocacy, timely advice, and meticulous drafting. To realize this vision, Film & Ink has assembled its own team of highly skilled attorneys who hail from elite law firms and entertainment companies with deep experience in various Practice Areas.
Film & Ink’s culture of collaboration, ethos of mutual respect, and carefully curated team promotes a collegial atmosphere where we genuinely enjoy working with each other. We are proud of this differentiator and believe it allows us to focus on representing our clients more enthusiastically and with fewer distractions.
As a female-owned law firm, diversity is important to us, including diversity of backgrounds, experience, and viewpoints. We see our diversity as a true strength not only in bolstering our client relationships, but also positively affecting our transactions with our negotiating counterparties and our dealings with adversarial parties.
Film & Ink’s attorneys are as passionate as the clients they serve. Bringing a unique combination of in-house studio and large law firm experience to our practice, our lawyers are able to balance the need for practical legal and business solutions to day-to-day problems against more complex projects requiring a longer term commitment. Clients have praised them for their responsiveness, pragmatism, reliability, precision, effective communication, and dedication. Of course, our lawyers could not perform at this level without a professional and well-prepared team of paralegals and assistants.Show more +
KEY PRACTICE AREAS:
Film & Television Development | Production and Distribution | Acquisitions | Marketing and Promotions
Film & Ink partner/founder Natasha Mandich’s practice involves all aspects of entertainment law with a focus on transactional matters. Natasha represents both institutional and individual clients in connection with the development, production, distribution and marketing of feature film, television and new media productions. Natasha negotiates and drafts all forms of rights acquisition, development and production agreements, including above-the-line agreements for writers, directors, actors and below-the-line agreements for key crew members. Furthermore, Natasha assists productions during all stages of physical production with respect to day-to-day legal and clearance issues. To complete the full lifecycle of the productions, Natasha negotiates distribution agreements, advises and assists clients with the financing, and legal delivery of independent feature films to distributors, provides assistance regarding marketing-related issues and negotiates marketing agreements such as creative vendor agreements, publicity and marketing services agreements, photography buyout agreements, and clearance agreements in connection with the creation of extra content. Before founding Film & Ink, Natasha was in-house counsel for MGM Studios, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures.
J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
B.A., University of Belgrade
French, SerbianShow more +