James Sammataro quoted in “SAG-AFTRA clashes with advertising industry over rise in non-union commercial production”
James Sammataro, a partner in Stroock’s Entertainment and Litigation Groups and managing partner of the firm’s Miami office, was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article that discusses the escalation of tensions between Hollywood’s largest labor union and advertisers which is being fueled by the boom in commercial production, especially for online and social media sites, coupled with the decision by a growing number of advertisers to film commercials without a SAG-AFTRA contract. To read the article, please click here.
James Sammataro, head of Stroock’s Media and Entertainment Group and managing partner of the Miami office, is an entertainment lawyer with a national practice and a global reach.
Fortune 500 companies, media clients, industry-dominating celebrities and professional sports team trust James to represent them in delicate, high-value, high-profile disputes. His trial experience spans copyright, trademark, defamation, First Amendment, rights-of-publicity, non-compete, idea-submission and profit-participation disputes.
James also guides entertainment deals to fruition managing both day-to-day and breakthrough transactions on behalf of television and radio stations, esports franchises, concert promoters, touring companies, prominent film distributors, financiers and production companies, and A list musical artists. He also provides legal counsel to startup entertainment enterprises from infancy to full bloom by negotiating their talent, content, production, affiliate, syndication and distribution agreements.