KEY PRACTICE AREAS:
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 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
B.A., University of Belgrade