Entertainment Lawyer Dina Appleton's guest post today in THR, Esq. Blog is an excellent discussion of how win-win deals can still be made for high-level talent, in today's risk-averse climate.
Ms. Appleton's premise is that folks who've previously gotten rich front- and back-end deals may have to give ground on some points, but if willing to share some of the risk of a flop, they can still find ways to share in the rewards from a box-office and/or DVD success.
Experienced attorneys with creative approaches to deal making are likely to be the key to successfully representing entertainment clients in the ‘new' hollywood economy. Not just for now, but for the foreseeable future.