The Law Offices of Judith R. Karfiol provides legal services in the fields of film, television, new media, animation and literary publishing to artists, independent producers, and production companies.

Ms. Karfiol is a solo practitioner who advises, negotiates, drafts and responds to contracts in the following areas:

  • Agency and Management agreements
  • Animation employment agreements
  • Animation development deals
  • Chain of Title matters including assignment of rights
  • Collaboration agreements
  • Copyright issues including registration
  • Co-production agreements
  • Development deals in all media
  • Director agreements
  • Film and Television executive employment contracts
  • Film, Television and Video development, production and distribution agreements
  • Film and Television rights deals based on published literary works (books, magazine articles, blogs) as well as original screenplays, teleplays and series concepts
  • Internet/New Media issues, development and productions deals
  • Literary Publishing agreements (fiction and non-fiction)
  • Life Story Rights agreements
  • Merchandising and licensing agreements
  • Performer agreements
  • Production legal for independent features, scripted and non-scripted television/cable/new media
  • Rights acquisitions
  • Union/Guild matters
  • Writer agreements